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Law 5 - The Referee 9/20/2018

john of los angeles, CA usa asks...

Is it a problem to use colored whistles? The rest of my uniform is completely standard (black shoes, black hat if needed) but my collection of whistles are neon colors like orange, yellow, green, pink. I do this to be able to easily locate them in my...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/18/2018

Tye of Brooklyn, CT United States asks...

What would happen if a goalkeeper has the ball in their hands and dives and acts like an attacker has knocked into them. The situation would be like a goalkeeper waiting for an attacker to press before picking the ball up and when the attacker gets c...

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Mechanics 9/16/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

As a final question for preventing confrontations, when will IFAB/FIFA finally do away with allowing the players of a scoring team who is trailing to run into the goal to get the ball to bring it back to midfield to prevent the defending team from de...

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Mechanics 9/16/2018

steve of Oakland, CA usa asks...

Thank you all for your input. As an additional question for when it comes to preventing escalation, can you ever use a red card as a threat to get players to stop?

I remember seeing a video once where a referee was getting dissent and he cal...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/10/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Our grassroots season has just ended here in Sydney, and I had a situation like this in a Grand Final.

Team Blue asked for a substitution on one of their throw In's that happened to be in front of their bench.

Blue 5 leaves the FOP,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul Recognition

Can you pleas talk us through why the officials marked off the England goal deep into added time in the UNL.

http://www.yoursoccerdose.com/2018/09/08/england-vs-spain-highlights/

A commentator suggest the o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/9/2018

K Turner of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

A U11 attacker is tripped at 19 yds with a wall of defenders in front of him so I saw no great opportunity for advantage. Before I could whistle but within 3 seconds another player ran up and took a shot without being challenged by defenders about 5-...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2018

Aser of Concord, Ca US asks...

Hi there, any help would be appreciated. Here's the scenario:

Goalie makes a save and has the ball in his hands.
Goalie places ball on ground.
Goalie picks up ball.

Infraction?
Hand ball?
What is the restart?
<...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/7/2018

Ajmal of Toronto, On Canada asks...

Hello,

I applied advantage to a foul committed, but during the advantage the ball was directly passed to a teammate who was declared offside.

Is the restart the initial foul, or the subsequent offside?

Thanks....

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Law 3 - The Players 9/3/2018

Kim Rasmussen of Tung Chung, Lantau Hong Kong asks...

Can a player coming onto the pitch take a penalty, a free kick or even a throw in when there has been no stoppage in play between the infringement and the player coming on?...

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