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Question Number: 6271

RE: Rec Under 15

reza of vancouver, BC canada asks...

I have 2 questions. If your golie is down and the opposing team takes a shot and your behind the golie and the ball is going in the net for sure, is it not better to save it with your hands and get a penelty for the other team instead of the goal. .and also my other question is that, when the opposing team is taking a corner cant you move all your players in front of the 18 yard line so the opposing players will be offside.????.thanks

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

Good, but slightly flawed, thinking Reza. ..The player who feel it better to use her hands to stop the ball from entering the goal must understand she will be sent off almost instantly. The keeper will face an 11 metre kick shortly there after. If she stops the penalty Iw worked, except for the player missing the rest of this match and at least the next. Pretty hefty price for saving a goal don't ya think?..The ole -go to the top of the penalty area on a corner- ploy. Works only if the opposing side does not know Law 11 - Offside makes receiving the ball direct from corner kick an exception. Not offside until the next touch. Leaves your goal unguarded at a most inopportune moment!..Thanks for asking a referee instad of trying this oun in a match... Still want to have a go?..Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

Hi Reza. As to your first question, true, you may prevent the goal by using your hands but in addition to the penalty kick you will also be sent off, your team play short the rest of the game and you have to sit out the next game also. Quite a price to pay. Second question, there is no offside on a corner kick, a goal kick, or a throw-in.

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Sebalja

first question only in extreme circumstances. second the ball is on the goal line and represents the offside line if you want to do something like that you could do it from a normal free kick situation in the middle of the feild. but that also has some risk.

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