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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Fred of Salt lake City, UT USA asks...

When it comes to stopping a team doing time-wasting tactics, what are your thoughts on the referee counting down out loud to the player before giving a caution?

When I am in the situation of a winning team trying to take a restart slowly, I ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/9/2017

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT USA asks...

What is the correct restart for an improperly taken indirect free kick? I had a U12 game where a defender deliberately passed the ball back to his keeper who picked up the ball. I blew the whistle and signaled an IDFK for the attacking team. The at...

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Appearance 10/3/2017

Mark of Cedar Rapids, IA US asks...

In the past year I have started to ref some of my kids games. The standard 'gold' jersey was issued to me when I completed the training. I have since purchased and additional Black/white stripes jersey which I have been wearing. Just this week I had ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/30/2017

Garrett of Angleton, Texas united states asks...

On a goal kick, once the goalie sets the ball in one corner, backs up to kick it, then changes her mind, runs up and picks the ball up and moves it to the other corner, is this legal? and if not, what should the call be?...

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High School 9/30/2017

Carl of St.Peters, United states asks...

I am a goalkeeper and the other day in are game the ball was shot and I knocked it away but another player slid in grabbed the ball with his legs and rolled in the goal. The ref called it a goal even after I told him that he grabbed it with his legs....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/29/2017

Gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

What would be the restart if, after blowing my whistle for a ceremonial dfk restart to be taken, the kicking team grabs and tries to reposition the ball....?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/27/2017

Nkuna H of Polokwane, RSA asks...

1.How do you determine the number of players to constitute a wall in defence of a free kick.

2. How do you determine the yards/ meters where the wall should be during a free kick?

3.how to you determine whether it's a direct or ind...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/27/2017

Andrew of Columbus, OH USA asks...

At a recent game, I awarded an indirect free kick after a goalkeeper handled the ball after it was kicked to her by a teammate. The goalkeeper's coach objected, saying that 'nobody calls that at this level.'

I understand the need to adapt...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/24/2017

Nkuna H of Polokwane, RSA asks...

Can player of team A in front of goal be flagged offside if there's a player/ defender of team B behind the goalkeeper of the very same team B?...

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League Specific 9/23/2017

Curtis Nelson of Tehachapi, California usa asks...

I was removed from field because as a parent I was told 'you are coaching and it is not allowed. Asked for clarification and was threatened with causing the cancelation of the game. I was saying 'good job stay with the ball'. 'Good job 'keep your fee...

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