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Taylor of Bedford, NH United States asks...

I had a player squat down and pick up the ball between his knees and being hopping down the field. I called it and awarded the other team an IFK but I am confused if the play was legal. Any thoughts?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/13/2019

John Morrison of Middleboro, MA United States asks...

What is the penalty if the offensive player chooses to take a quick free kick before the ref blows the whistle?


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Law 1- The Field 6/12/2019

Mike of Ontario, CA USA asks...

Background: Soccer game on a multi-use field (football/soccer). Soccer crossbar is directly (one foot) under the football crossbar.

Attacker's shot is deflected by GK and the ball hits the football crossbar and the ball bounces down and the...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/11/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The potential problem with delayed offside calls when VAR is in use.

The recent Australia v Italy Womens WC match highlights a potential major issue with the directive to hold off on indicating offside, until a goal is scored or play breaks ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/11/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Is this a indication of the future regarding set piece play?

In the Spain v South Africa Women's WC match, Spain had a DFK where they set a 'wall' players in front of the Sth A 'wall' (that had more then three players) a notable distance awa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/8/2019

Jak of Malindi, Kenya asks...

Immediately after the whistle for halftime break, blue 4 takes off his jersey as he walks outside the field of play. Is there a caution for this observation? And if there is, where exactly in the LOTG is this found?
Thanks in advance!...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 6/6/2019

STEVE LARSEN of Sebastopol, CA United States asks...

Where in the laws does it prohibit one sock on one foot from being a different color than on the other foot? If the entire team is all the same would this be OK?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/6/2019

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

It seems a growing number of players and coaches dont know what constitutes a direct free kick or indirect. Had a game recently in which the coach started to announce to players that a careless charging foul was indirect. Had to make an announcement ...

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Other 6/6/2019

Larry Mittleman of Olney, Maryland United States asks...

A U15 player, apparently out of frustration breaks the corner flag pole across his knee and throws both sections off the field. No other player is within 30 yards and the player does not say anything while doing it.
Is this a caution or a send of...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/29/2019

Mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of DAMASCUS, MD United States asks...

Last weekend in a U12 boys competition one player 'bridged' over another. I can't recall who had the ball. I believe they were both vying for it. Now that I try to recall it accurately,I am pretty certain that the player on the ground was trapped ...

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