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Law 15 - Throw In

Michael Lynch of , asks...

A throw-in is taken from outside the touchline with two feet on the ground behind the line and two hands starting behind the head. However, the ball is thrown straight down into the ground. The ball is then played by a player other than the thrower. ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick

Dave Kumlin of Acton, MA USA asks...

Can a goal kick be taken quickly before all of the opposing players have left the area?...

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Chris Rake of Austin, TX USA asks...

Is there any "sample test material" available on the web for people who are preparing for their first-time USSF referee (grade 8) certification?..How does one best prepare for the test? Must they be able to quote every LOTG word for word, or should ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Jim Laflin of , asks...

Under which circumstances should a freekick be given inside the penalty area? (Other than backpass)..And should they be DFKs or InDFKs?..Thanks...

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of , TX asks...

Can a coach receive a yellow or red-card?...

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League Specific

A. Cole of Philadelphia, PA USA asks...

I am going to going to be visiting the state of Nevada soon. Can you give me an E-mail address or the name of someone whom i may contact to work some games while I am visiting. I have officiated games from youth to amateur Thanks---Great site!!...

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Matt O'Brien of Rockton, IL USA asks...

What are the Mandatory cautions that are stated in the FIFA Law book? I am having a hard time trying to find them in the new version of the book, Advice to the Refereee. I have also heard that FIFA is thinking about increasing the Mandotory caution...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Lynne of Palm Beach Gardens, FL USA asks...

My son plays goalkeeper. What are the rules regarding the goalkeeper has possession of the ball and a forward still attempts to kick the ball. Also how long may the goalkeeper hold the ball after a save....

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Law 11 - Offside

Karl Dore of Woking, Surrey asks...

When was the off side rule brought in...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Mike Dyer of Thurman, OH USA asks...

My question is in regards to what constitutes ball handling (a hhandball). It is my understanding that a player must make an intentional attempt to play the ball with a part of of the hand or arm (outside of the shoulder included as part of the arm)...

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