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Law 11 - Offside 11/4/2017

Steven of new york, ny USA asks...

Can drawing repeated offside fouls get a player a 'delaying restart' caution? Say Team A is winning and Player #5 from Team A keeps intentionally staying 20-30 yards behind the defenders, calling for the ball, and then taking an offside penalty becau...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/4/2017

Steven of new york, ny USA asks...

Is it correct to give a player a caution for persistent infringement of fouls that do not involve contact (i.e. consistent dangerous play, consistent goalkeeper infractions, etc)...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/2/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, During the match a goalkeeper while kick-off just measure the goal post with his feet and after getting the center of the goalpost he just draw a line with his boat/shoes and in result the white line is damage and he draw this line upto penalty ...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 10/31/2017

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...


Firstly thanks for all my questions that you have answered in the past.

Last Saturday I was a single referee doing a U10 game between the red and the white teams. The teams were evenly matched and it was a great game. The red tea...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/31/2017

Anthony Bailey of Hamilton, Paget Bermuda asks...

Law 12 Advantage:

If a player commits an offense that warrants a yellow card but the ref plays the advantage and as play continues the same offending player gets involved in active play by challenging for the ball should play be stopped and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/31/2017

Rich of London, London United Kingdom asks...

Hi, thanks for your help with this.

A player on Team A is moving towards the ball, but has his path impeded by a stationary member of Team B. Is it foul by the player on Team B?

To add some context; the player on Team B is aware t...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/30/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, I just want to confirm that here in a match a referee show the yellow card to a player who dont have any shinguard after match was start only 5 mins. But in my opinion that it was a wrong decision because when teams were entering into the ground...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 10/24/2017

Phil Mcintyre of Llanelli , Carmarthen UK asks...

In a penalty shootout a kick is taken hits the crossbar rebounds to the penalty mark then spins back to the goal and into the net.
The referee gives a goal. Surely the referee was wrong as soon as the ball hits the crossbar that penalty was misse...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 10/24/2017

Arthur Adams of Massapequa , NY USA asks...

I understand the laws on a goal kick to be that when a goal kick is taken it must leave the penalty area completely in order for it to be back in play. Does the law also state that it must "re-enter the field of play"? Would entering the field of pla...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/23/2017

Arnie of Oak Park, California Ventura asks...

The other team has a penalty kick. I am allowed to switch goalies, correct? When can I switch back? ...

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