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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Tony Gaw of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...

I find it interesting that several referees with pro experience have different takes on the goal. I for one would have whistled it down and disallowed. This would be very similar to a free kick taken quickly. If a player within the 9.14m has the ball...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Suppose for a moment this...

nothing else but this...

IF Loris Karius had a bit more observational awareness, and suddenly baulked at releasing the ball because he could sense Benzema was about to stick a leg out...would that change...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Greg of Ventura, CA USA asks...

The Law specifically states:
# prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from the hands OR KICKS OR ATTEMPTS TO KICK THE BALL WHEN THE GOALKEEPER IS IN THE PROCESS OF RELEASING IT.

How was that not kicking the ball while the goalk...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/11/2018

Matt of Wrexham, WREXHAM United Kingdom asks...

Was Leroy Sane's goal against Liverpool wrongly disallowed?...

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League Specific 3/16/2018

christos chazapis of Chania, Greece Greece asks...


Goodmorning from Greece. Is it possible to judge if the goal at the paok - aek game was off or onside?? Thanks a lot!!...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/14/2018

AEK Fan Club of NY of New York, New York USA asks...

To answer your question about the AR's initial reaction, the word is that he told the referee 'it is offside, but how can you call it under these circumstances (meaning venue, timing etc)

The same referee allowed the other offside goal, in t...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/28/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

'Happy to report that a version of my most recent question here actually happened in front of my eyes today, as AR.

The player in the offside position ran into the PA and was struck in the back of the head by a wicked shot on net. The ball b...

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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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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2017

Mel Fros of Urbana, IL USA asks...

Thanks. You replies make sense. It just seems to me -it is my opinion, and my opinion means naught :)- that once all the players are in the attacking half, the offside rule should become inactive. This adds an element of surprise to a low-scoring gam...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

Peter and Joe, I am surprised by your answers, but respecting your opinion, perhaps I am wrong. The video referenced by Richard is very clear to me. A defender who goes to the ground must accept the risk, and it is therefore deliberate handling if ...

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