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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/27/2010

Derek of Los Altos Hills, California USA asks...

In Rugby Union, it is common for players receiving a line-out to lift each other to get better access to the ball. This never seems to happen during a Soccer throw-in. I checked the FIFA laws and could find no rule against it. Is it allowed? If not, ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/25/2010

chris dunk of newport beach, ca usa asks...

A goalie goes outside the 18 penalty box to field a ball. He dribbles the ball back into the 18 area penalty box and then picks it up.
What is the penalty?...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/19/2010

Julian of Cambridge, Ontario Canada asks...

I was running the line during a feisty game. There was a mad scramble for the ball in the box. An attacking player had ended up in the net. During the scramble he came out and proceeded to head the ball at the goal hitting the cross bar. The ball reb...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/19/2010

Bobby of Queen Creek, arizona U.S. asks...

When a team scores how do I acknowledge/signal that they have scored?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/18/2010

Lerato of Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa asks...

What happens if a game is called off after the flood lights(stadia Lights) fail due to heavy Rain in the first half?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/17/2010

A.Kanyi of Banjul, Banjul Gambia asks...

If a fast play is made in an indirect free kick an happens to be a goal.Should the goal stand?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/17/2010

William of san antonio, texas usa asks...

In a recent high school match a player was given a red card for tripping another player. The player was only shown a red. The player had not received any other yellows in the match. I am a certified ref and I was taught that you had to show both a ye...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/17/2010

rob of welling, kent uk asks...

An awarded penalty is ordered to be retaken by the referee for player encroachment, keeper movement etc. Does the player who took the first awarded penalty have to take the retaken penalty. Does the ruling differ or depend on wether the original pe...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 2/17/2010

Chris of St Petersburg, Florida USA asks...

Once a ball is placed by the person taking the goal kick. Can the ball be picked back up and changed sides of the 6 yard box?

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/17/2010

Paul of Roseville, CA USA asks...

On a restart who has to allow for the proper clearance of defensive players, the referee or the offense? Of course, unless the offense wants to try a quick restart. I had a player that later told me he was a grade 7 referee tell me that the offensive...

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