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Law 18 - Common Sense

Hilary of Hampstead, nc asks...

How old do you have to be to become a ref?...

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League Specific

Alan Douglass of Lawton, Ok USA asks...

Last night on ESPN they talked about caps the player earned. What were they talinng about?...

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david latham of hobart, tasmania australia asks...

a team doesnt produce a team sheet to me and tells the referee they will supply one at half time they had players we had not seen before and at half time they changed the team again is this allowed and what should happen from this ???...

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Law 11 - Offside

Steve of Takoma, MD asks...

LAW 11 - Offsides, Situation: the first attacker (rt wing) was ahead of the ball and ahead of the next to last defender, the left wing just dribbled past the next to last attacker, with the rt wing still ahead of the ball but on opposite side of fiel...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Cheryl of Hillsborough, NJ USA asks...

How do you, as ref, handle the situation of profanity being.used by U-10 players. My son informed me after the game.of the disgusting language being used by members of the opposing team. The profanity was aimed at the players the ref. I'm a...

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Gene Nagy of Nakusp, BC, Canada asks...

Where can I find the 2002 changes to the Laws of the Game? IFAB met last month but I can't see reference to it on the FIFA website. Do you have a better website whcre upcoming changes are discussed? I understand that the current laws apply till July ...

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Law 5 - The Referee

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during the 90min period of a soccer match,the referee's decision regarding foul play is final. there is much concern at present surrounding the leeway of human error. how could this be erradicated? (problems,solutions,action plans and possible outcom...

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League Specific

john smith of newcastle, NSW australia asks...

Dear Sir, I am in the process of compiling a referees course for people who want to become referees and I would like to know all the reasons a referee would award a Direct Free Kick...

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League Specific

Tim Kessler of Homer, AK USA asks...

In the new rule changes for high school they have added signals for the referee when calling fouls. The only thing I have been able to find out about these signals is that they were signals that used to be used in 1994-95. There is no picture of th...

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Don Michael of Bowie, Md USA asks...

I am running a line. One of the defensive players in verbally threatening and intimidating an offensive player. Play is continuing down the field and I can't get the centers attention since I want this player dealt with before too much time pass...

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