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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 7/19/2018

Ramadas MR of Cochin, Kerala India asks...

I came across a situation where referee blown whistle near penalty box in a futsal match for a foul/handball in favour of attacking team. Without stopping the play(running ball) attacking team scored goal in 1-2 secs after whistle. The goal should be...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/19/2018

Bill of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

If the PIOP (Attacker A) drops back behind the ball, when is Attacker A reevaluated for offside?...

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Law 1- The Field 7/18/2018

Ron of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA asks...

The goal posts are positioned 6 inches behind the goal line, and can not be moved to the correct position on the goal line. For a penalty kick under these circumstances, should the goalkeeper be required to remain on a line between the goal posts, o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2018

Mario Barbafiera of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...


Don't know if this has been asked, but the Penalty awarded after the VAR intervention between Croatia and France. My initial gut feeling was no penalty, and the fact the ref took so long to decide also makes me wonder. I have read convinc...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/15/2018

peter larvan of Savannah, GA US asks...

Do you think the poor performance of Mark Geiger at the WC, roundly criticized by many senior referees etc for losing control of games and dubious calls, will effect the international standing of USSF referees as a whole or will it just reflect upon ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

On the Croatia first goal in the game vs England: if I had seen that high foot near an opposition head in any of my games, I would have called it. Here, three defenders gave a meek wave of their hands to appeal for a foul but none was given.


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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Here's a video clip of the defensive free kick in their PA.

Sorry, I didn't include the retake position.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/14/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

Restart of play after fouls and misconduct
I was reading the new LOTG 2018-2019 and noted some interesting changes (this year or recently):
Law 12, p109
'4. Restart of play after fouls and misconduct against:
an opponent " indirect...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/13/2018

Sal Maniaci of SCS, MI United States asks...

On a free kick, does the ball have to come out the 18 yard line before it is touched.


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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 7/12/2018

Murichu Gichinga of Nairobi , Kenya asks...

What happens when a cornerkick is taken from the wrong side? ...

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