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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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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 10/22/2017

Joseph of Concord, CA USA asks...

Thoughts on telling players how much time is left in a game if they ask? I have players ask probably 3-4 times a game near the end of each half how much time is left. I would prefer to not tell them or have to look down at my watch and possibly miss ...

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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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