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Law 15 - Throw In 9/29/2010

bob of waimea, hi usa asks...

If the player throws the ball on a throw in and releases it following all the proper protocol...and it does not touch the ground until it lands completely out of bounds near a touch line. Would you probably deem that ball 'not in play' and therefore ...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 9/29/2010

Nicholas Broderick of St. John's, Newfoundland Canada asks...

I was in an argument with a friend (and fellow referee) recently about goalkeepers and whether or not they can score from a drop kick. He argued that a goal could only count from a drop kick if it touched the ground first before crossing the goal lin...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/29/2010

Carrie of Indianapolis, IN US asks...

This may not be the right forum for this and I apologize in advance if that is the case. Opposing coach brought an illegal player to a game. I had spoken with the coach by phone and the coach asked me if he could bring a U15 player (the next division...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/29/2010

Iain of Southampton, UK asks...

Thinking of the Inter versus Barca semi-final last night, Toure's handball caused a foul to be called, although the handball was clearly largely inadvertent. However it did provide massive advantage to the Barca team. However, at the other end of the...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 4/29/2010

Phil Fukushima of Kona, Hawaii USA asks...

Looking for confirmation about a goal. The ball hit the crossbar, bounced down inside the goal line, and because of back-spin, bounced back into the field of play. Getting a lot of grief that it's physically impossible for the ball to have bounced ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/26/2010

Erik of Arlington, TX USA asks...

After getting caught out of position, attempted to break up a counter attack by grabbing a hold of a player's jersey. He still was able to get a toe on the ball and deflect it to a teammate who continued the attack 3 to 1 defender. Naturally, the r...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/25/2010

Bob Loehr of Mason, OH USA asks...

Would like to get a further interpretation of this situation below:

Please note: We played in a tourney this weekend in Columbus OH. Tourney info said we would play under FIFA/USSF rules. Also, because of a rain situation and game delays AN...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/7/2010

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA USA asks...

Hello Refs - This question is about a proper procedure for a PK, in professional game clip I saw on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIaswrSWWf0&feature=related
The last sequence at 2:48 shows a player taking a penalty kick.
-The...

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Other 4/7/2010

Bernie Treptow of Caledon East, Ontario Canada asks...


Please explain the meaning of
winning on Aggregate
as it relates to UEFA Champion Leage games...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/5/2010

Erik of Arlington, TX USA asks...

I have been reading the laws of the game FIFA version and have a question over persistant infringement. I was wondering how many fouls I can commit, though the laws say there is 'no specific number of infringement which constitutes 'persistance''. ...

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