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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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League Specific 9/2/2017

Naim of Mitrovica, Kosovo Kosovo asks...

The game I abonded in first half that was played only 22 minutes of first half. How the game will be replayed next day starting from beginin or continues from 22 min of first half.Regards...

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League Specific 8/20/2017

Diego of Panama, Panama asks...

Due to weather conditions (lightning, rain) we had to stop a game in the second period.

We were playing a 40 minute game (20 and 20) and the game has to be stopped at minute 32. So there are 8 minutes that we couldn't play.
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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/18/2017

Paul Burch of New Hartford, Connecticut USA asks...

With the recent small sided game initiative for youth soccer, in particular the IFK for a header, where is the ball spotted if the header by the defending team is within the goal area or penalty area? The USYSA states 'or on goal area line if infrac...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2017

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

A long hard ball is played from midfield towards the point where the PA intersects with the endline. The GK sprints out to intercept it but realizes that his momentum is going to carry him outside the PA. He touches the ball with his hands to keep ...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 5/19/2017

John Doyle of Portlaosie, Laois Ireland asks...

Hi, looking for a fact/rule based opinion please.

Our team this week competed in a cup semi final second leg. The result of the first leg was 2-2.
We were the home team. We therefore travelled away to play the second leg knowing the ot...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/27/2017

Ryan of Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland asks...

Obviously I know teams can only have one goalkeeper on the field at a time, but what exactly is the rule stopping them from having two ? Say a team is playing and all their players, keeper included are wearing the exact same kit and gloves. What's st...

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