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High School 10/3/2016

Paul Hofmann of Atlanta, GA USA asks...

The questioner noticed that in Club games/Fifa rules throw-ins that do NOT come in to play are retaken,(because the ball never came into play) For High School games, when attempted throw-ins fail to come in to play the throw-in is then awarded to th...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/2/2016

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

A referee is far from offence and a foul occured near penalty line, referee signaled for a DFK but attacking team not satisfied, ref asks AR and he says DFK. Someone calls ref outside and shows him the offense in slow motion in his tablet then refere...

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League Specific 10/2/2016

Jack of Manteca, ca USA asks...

There continues to be multiple states of confusion over the new Build-Out lines, for U9-U10 play in recreational games. This confusion is causing coaches & referees to be frustrated. I even saw that one state association showed the build-out line a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/25/2016

wayne of melbourne, VIC australia asks...

Hi - I play as a defender. Often deliberately stand my ground and I let the ball pass me or through my legs to another team mate when it is being chased by an attacker. When this happens I do a side to side movement with my body as the attacker pla...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 9/25/2016

Howard Webb of Atlanta , GA USA asks...

I blew the whistle for the end of a game GA Youth soccer game . The A/R ran over to me and advised that I had 3 minutes more to play . I had previously had to reset my watch with the A/R and I know him well and trusted his judgement . The players and...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/25/2016

Elizabeth of Bay point, CALIFORNIA Usa asks...

Ive been a soccer parent for 8 year but never really paied much attention to all the soccer rules untill i became a coach to my own team U15 girls. During half time at our first game the goal keeper was changed with out notifing the two referees i no...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/24/2016

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

why player is caution if he removes his shirt while celebrating?
in a substitution, if a player removes his shirt before he has left the field, CAUTION??...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/24/2016

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

why player remove shirt which has blood on it?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/24/2016

Piero Dallarda of Riverside, California United States asks...

What is the appropriate call when a defender kicks the goal back to the goalkeeper and the goalkeeper picks it up with his hands denying a forward from the other team the opportunity to score? ...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/16/2016

Thomas Schaller of River Forest, IL United States asks...

So for the competitive youth level I would not be wrong to instruct my ARs to flag for offside as soon as the attacker in an offside position is becoming active and might get to the ball first? I just hate to wait to see who gets to the ball first wh...

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