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nazim of maadi, egypt asks...

who do you thhink is better pele or diego armando maradona?.did ronaldo come back to play?is he still in inter milan?.what is the real name of pele?...

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Gary Voshol of Royal Oak, MI USA asks...

Re: 3407 on showing cards to non-players...Your responses gave the correct FIFA/USSF position. Cards are meant only for players and substitutes (and by extension, to anyone who was a player, has been substituted out, and remains in the environs of t...

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Law 11 - Offside

David Francis of Portsmouth, England asks...

Something you see at any ground about twice a season - and on telly: atacking side beats the offside trap just inside opponets' half; attacker runs in on goal, draws the keeper and then slips the ball to a colleague who taps in. It looks as if the ...

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Terry Small of , CA USA asks...

In a shootout in championship match, what rules govern movement of the goalkeeper? Can (s)he move side to side but not forward before the ball is kicked? If (s)he is called for illegal movement, is there a penalty? Or is the kick simply re-played?...

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Jamie of Coquitlam, B.C. Canada asks...

Some refs call a penalty if you call "my ball". I was wondering if this was infact a rule....

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Daniel of Cork, Ireland asks...

I was just reading one of your questions, the one about what would happen if a defender fouled an attacker just off the field of play and thought of an incident I saw happen at a game recently in which an attacker took on a defender in the penalty ar...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/19/2001

of Carlsbad, CA USA asks...

Hi! How do I become a referee?...

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Other 11/19/2001

Rob meredith of havant, england asks...

can a player be off side from a goal kick its states in but he can if it's he's own team mate..can you tale me why that a player got to be ten yards away for .a direct free kicks but a goal keeper got to be 12 yards.for a same kick penalty...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/16/2001

dennis of , asks...

I was under the understanding that if the goalie had control in the box of the ball, picked it up, the ball was not considered out of the box until one of the goalies feet were completely out of the box with his hand or hands still on it. The ball is...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/15/2001

Ed McIntyre of , Virginia asks...

During a recent match, a score of 3-2 with less than 1 minute remaining, the team winning the match was requesting substitution. They had been substituting frequently for the last 5 minutes. There was no injury on the field. I held off the last subst...

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