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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 2/3/2010

Daniel Bacic of Plano, Texas United States asks...

As an AR, how should you notify the head referee if there is a problem with a parent during a game?...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/2/2010

John of Lincoln, NE USA asks...

In his response, Ref Joe said: 'If the referee decides that it is unsporting behavior and a goal is scored the player is cautioned and the penalty is retaken'

Wouldn't the restart be a goal kick or a free kick for the defense since the infra...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 2/2/2010

David Willmoptt of norwich, norfolk england asks...

Is it legal to have all the players on both sides correctly positioned at a kick off, and the kick taker kick the ball up field to the opposition, off for a goal kick, throw in, or even score a goal direct from the centre spot without the team mate t...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 2/2/2010

Paul Gordon of Newcastle, England asks...

If a player was a conjoined twin, would they class as two players or just one?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/1/2010

Mike Goodson of Milwaukee, WI USA asks...

Blue team has a free kick 25 meters from goal just off of the corner of the PA. At blue's request the red team's wall is moved back to the proper distance. During this process, a red defender and a blue attacker start hand checking, and positioning t...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/1/2010

George Kandakai of Queens Village, NY USA asks...

What does FIFA rule say about penalty kicks when the kicker runs to kick then stops to see the goalkeeper's reaction before kicking the ball?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/31/2010

Brad Harman of Columbia, SC USA asks...

A1 plays the ball back toward Keeper A. He attempts to play the ball with his hands but only deflects the ball into the side netting. What is the proper restart? Should it be a kickoff with a goal for Team B or an Indirect Free Kick because the ke...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 1/31/2010

Al of Strathroy, ON Canada asks...

In response to Ethan's question, the expectation in Canada for AR signals for Goal Kicks and Corner Kicks (even when caught up field) is to sprint to the goal line first, stop, and make the correct signal there.

Even from a dead stop, it tak...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/30/2010

Dave Young of Moss Beach, Ca USA asks...

Players 8 and 9 are attacking the opponent's goal. 9 shoots and hits the crossbar. Player 8, who was onside when 9 shot, receives the deflected ball and knocks it in. By this time 8 hits the ball he has moved offside.
Is this a goal? Seems th...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/30/2010

Saad of Karachi, Sindh Pakistan asks...

Is it offside if on a free kick the keeper punches the ball away then another striker kicks the ball in.?
Basically I am talking about keeper rebound over here.
and is it offside if in the same scenario the ball rebounds from the pole and the...

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