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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/8/2017

Eric of Kirkland, WA United States asks...

Is it a handball if the defender puts their arm in front of their face before an offensive player blasts the ball at them (the ball strikes the arm, but isn't 'handled' beyond that)?

And secondarily, should I be teaching my players to do thi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2017

Hussain of kuwait, kuwait kuwait asks...

Thanks for answering guys but let me elaborate more
The ball was not a 'dead ball' it was in play
the situation was that one player from team A crossed the ball inside the penalty area
the opposition player raised his hand like he was go...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/27/2017

Marwaan of Cape town, Western cape South Africa asks...

Defender handles ball on goal line, ref blows for spot kick. AR Does moves in position for spot kick then calls ref over to say he made mistake, that a player was offside before ball was handled. Can ref reverse and allow offside or continue with spo...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/25/2017

Charlie Silver-Burr of Worthing, United Kingdom asks...

We had a free kick given in the dying seconds today seemingly given for timewasting. Is this ok?...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 11/24/2017

Chris Greene of Kathu, Phuket Thailand asks...

During a match we scored a goal while the referee was blowing for full-time. He disallowed the goal. Should it have counted? Does the game finish when the ref STARTS blowing the whistle or when he FINISHES blowing it??...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/20/2017

Joe PLAZIUK of Orewa, Auckland New Zealand asks...

Ball cleared from the penalty area; well up the field. Attacker & defender get in a 'tangle' before they've left the penalty area. Linesman flags referee he has seen an infringement - by this time the ball has gone out of play.He advises referee he s...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/20/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

R/Sir,
During a Match here when a goalkeeper caught the ball in his hand and just keep it on the ground to fixing his boot lace without informing a referee and when opponent came near to him he just picked the ball up again in his hands.. what y...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/20/2017

Sasha of SF, California United States asks...

Hey many, a quick question: during the corner kick, can referee call penalty kick for players holding and pushing BEFORE the corner kick has been taken, meaning the player is about to take it but still didn't kick the ball back into play. Does that c...

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League Specific 11/19/2017

richard of Sheffield, england asks...

My daughter played a cup game today and were winning 3-2. After 70 mins a player got injured from the opposing team, we waited about 1 hour before the ref abandoned the game
As the injured player was still on the pitch waiting for ambulance due...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/19/2017

Hans of Alpharetta , GA USA asks...

2 attacking players are onside when pass is made out to the left attacker who then passes to the center attacker, with only the keeper to beat, who scores. Does the ball have to follow a specific path on the pass, i.e., level or back to attacker in...

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