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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/21/2006

Steve of Norwich, UK asks...

My son thinks that if the goalkeeper's feet are in his area and the ball is outside of the area but in mid air, he can handle it without a free kick being awarded. I say it is handball. A Chinese take away is at stake!

Many thanks ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/20/2006

heladio saldivar of sacramento, ca usa asks...

Can the goalkeeper dribble the ball into the area and then pick it up? The ball was sent downfield by the opposing team the ball was to the right of the penalty area the goalie went outside the penalty area dribbled the ball with his feet into the pe...

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Law 1- The Field 10/8/2006

jorge dos santos of Doha, Qatar asks...

Hi Guys

I am an architect based in europe and middle east.

Can you inform me what are the sizes of FIFA sanctioned football feilds (professional and world cup sizes)


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Law 11 - Offside 9/27/2006

Mike Larsen of Brigham City, Utah USA asks...

Player A is playing a ball over the defense's line that has lined up for an offsides trap. Player B is in an onsides position prior to the pass. Player A runs into an offsides position while the ball is in the air. The ball is deflected by a defender...

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Character, Attitude and Control 9/27/2006

Marty Ream of Urbana, Ohio USA asks...

Can a coach dismiss a ref from the soccer field for using bad language in front of the players ? The ref used the F word a couple of times . ...

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Mechanics 9/25/2006

lyndon of Abu Dhabi , UAE asks...

how many whistle doe a referre makes at the end of the game?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/24/2006

Jeff Rapp of Buffalo, New York USA asks...

A defender, running along the side of the penalty area, standing straight, had the ball hit his arm from an attempted cross, while his feet were directly on the penalty area line. Should this be called a penalty kick or a direct kick spotted on the l...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2006

Rick Bennett of Bellevue, WA USA asks...

I am hoping for further clarification on handling the ball. Can the area between the shoulder and the chest, on the front side of the shoulder, be used for controlling the ball. I have often seen this and it looks to me that the ball is hitting the f...

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Law 5 - The Referee 8/31/2006

roger r of richmond hill, ontario Canada asks...

Is it true that soccer referees "do not get paid", rather they get "reimbursed for their expenses". In other words, refereeing in soccer is a passion, not a profession.

Still, for example, there must be an incentive for anybody to a) be h...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/30/2006

Nancy Semper of Chateauguay, Quebec Canada asks...

If the opposing teams kicks the ball close to the goalie's box, is the goalie allowed to bring the ball, with her feet, into the box and pick it up with her hands?...

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