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Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/27/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm confused about something that referee Jason Wright said. On a penalty kick in extended time (not KFTPM), is it correct that defenders can participate, but attackers can't.

In other words, suppose the kick hits the cross bar & bounces ou...

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League Specific 10/24/2015

EdO of N. Huntingdon , Pa. U.S.A asks...

Attended a highschool playoff game. There were 3 referees 1 in the middle 1 each in the opposite ends. All 3 had whistles. I'm wondering that would it be better if they would have had one referee and two linesmen. My concern was either they don't u...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/21/2015

Marc of deptford, nj usa asks...

If an attacking player is beyond the 2nd to last defender and passes the ball to a teammate who is also beyond the 2nd to last defender, is it offsides?
I was told once the attacking player with the ball is beyond the 2nd to last defender he can ...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 10/19/2015

Ken McKay of Medway, MA USA asks...

I recently had a young female player show up to a game with DANGLING earrings which I was informed could NOT be removed because of personal/family religious reasons. In this particular case the coach of the opposing team was also an official, and on...

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Mechanics 10/15/2015

Scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

What is the proper procedure for an AR given the following? A player is in an offside position, and he plays a ball that is kicked or headed to him, but the AR could not tell if the ball was played by a defender or an attacker. Should the AR raise hi...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/8/2015

Dan Corp of Livonia, MI USA asks...

The offense has a corner kick. The kick is taken and the ball bounces around and ends up at the 18 in front of the net. The defense moves up leaving an offensive player 3 yards out and by the corner of the net in the offside position. Goalie in the m...

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Tommy of Phoenix, AZ United States asks...

Hi there,

Is there an official 'rule' on whether the Assistant Referee is permitted to stop the ball when it passes out of bounds next to him / her?

A recent example. A game was tied late in the second half - the ball was cleared o...

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League Specific 9/18/2015

Scott of Tustin, CA USA asks...

This hasn't happened to me yet, but I've been reffing long enough that I figure it's just a matter of time.

If I have to dismiss a spectator from a game (let's say they were making abusive or profane comments), do I need to get the person's ...

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League Specific 9/18/2015

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

I am not a fan when in a dual ref system, the other referee calls fouls on my side of the field, closer to the goal line. But over the weekend, i was involved in a play i was happy my colleague intervened.

The defenders are lined up at the m...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/18/2015

dan of vienna, Virginia United States asks...

If there are 7 players on the team... but a temporary injury for one of those players. Should the ref allow the game to continue temporarily with 6, until he can come back on?

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