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Law 5 - The Referee 12/28/2017

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I guess we are being to technical if we say that there was a denial of a goal from the specific shot taken - and it's just circumstance that the follow up sequence of play resulted in a goal.

Technically, even with the follow up goal, a goal...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/24/2017

Andrew of Wilmington, North Carolina USA asks...

Merry Christmas,
I just found your site and really appreciate your work. I'm a new referee and wanted to know if there are any guidelines on using cards at lower age groups. I know at extreme youth levels, the players don't understand what the ca...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/24/2017

Martin Gorrie of Glasgow, US Residents Only United Kingdom asks...

How long should an advantage be played?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 12/19/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

Regarding a penalty kick. Am I correct in saying if the keeper makes a save and the ball bounces out any of the attacking team can score from the rebound? The ball strikes directly onto the woodwork, the kicker can't score from the rebound.If the kee...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/17/2017

Eugene of San Jose, CALIFORNIA United States asks...

If a defender is temporarily off the field of play behind the goal line, and the play goes the other way, resetting the offside, does the player have an implicit permission to re-enter?

How should the AR line up in this case? Would he have t...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 12/14/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Ive always been troubled by the trick corner kick (especially at young ages). I can think of 3 scenarios & only the 3rd gives me trouble, but what do you think?

1. A1 walks to the corner. A2 yells "Ill take the kick". A1 nonchalantly rol...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/7/2017

Deryck Sayers of Santa Clarita, CA United States asks...

2 questions, simple ones really.

Im a goal keeper and a free kick was awarded in my favor, inside the 18 yard box. I took the kick short to one of my defenders who received the ball inside the 18 yard box. The referee insisted that any kick,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/6/2017

stan of BASILDON, Essex United Kingdom asks...

(in the penalty area)
the scenario:
a defending player slips over on wet grass, on his way to the floor he collides with an opposition player knocking him over, there is no intention to a) fall over, b) collide with the opposition player.
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Law 5 - The Referee 11/6/2017

John of La, La Usa asks...

Should a center referee ever call his own offside or wave down an AR's offside call?

Like if a center happened to be up at the defenders line and saw a player is clearly offside but the AR misses it, or the center referee clearly sees that ...

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High School 11/6/2017

Tony of Sandwich, MA USA asks...

Is it mandatory in Massachusetts high school games that fans must watch from the other side of the field, where the team benches are not?...

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