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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 4/19/2018

Jason lewis of Llandrindod Wells, Wales Wales asks...

Can a referee blow up from a throw in where the ball is still in the air and which has come off a attacking player and the ball is still the air and whistle full time...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/19/2018

Jiří Strmiska of Brno, Czechia Moravia asks...

So the striker advances alone on the goalkeeper, striker shoots and hits the keeper, and the ball bounces out of play, but the two players collide. Goalkeeper didn't really make the save, it was more like the striker hit him, and then got taken down....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/18/2018

RefMike of Lexington, Ohio USA asks...

On FK, if kicking team decided to play quick without stepoff, but defending team purposefully puts a player about a yard or 2 in front of kicker (obviously to delay), but kicking team doesn't ask them to move back with a ceremonial stepoff, is it a Y...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/17/2018

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Just a couple of last comments on this one ;)

The thing about the player complaining ... some players never complain, and this kid who I've watched play for over a year now is one of them. I think some kids are (properly in most cases) taug...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/17/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

VAR penalty after 1st half finishes.

The below links shows a VAR decision where a penalty is taken after the first half had been completed (you can clearly hear the whistle to end the half following a passage of play).

In the passag...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/16/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN United States asks...

If the referee stops play and cautions a player for dissenting, the correct restart is an IDFK, but if the team of the player who got caution is in possession of the ball before play was stop, does the IDFK go to the opponent even if the other team h...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/16/2018

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

My son has what I consider a bad habit as a defender. On high balls that I think he should normally take with his chest or head, he often turns his body at the last second so that the ball strikes his upper arm/shoulder. He has never had a call go ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/16/2018

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Referee Joe McHugh said:

'Contact happens when the ball is within playing distance of both players.'

It's close. I'm not sure I agree that the ball was in playing distance when the contact started, but it's close. Question though,...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/16/2018

Mark Fischer of Armonk, NY USA asks...

A new referee was being mentored by a more experienced referee (both teens), with the new referee as center ref and the more experienced ref as an AR. The new referee blew her whistle to signal the end of the game but not loudly enough, so play conti...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/15/2018

Peter of Philadelphia, PA USA asks...

In a 1v1 situation where the goalkeeper goes low and makes the save, and a collision ensues immediately after, can the goalkeeper be penalized on the play and a penalty kick awarded? In this particular incident the Collision involved the shooters leg...

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