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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/29/2018

Andrei of LA, USA asks...

What does it mean when a player says 'Me' during the field?

Does it mean the same thing as 'leave it' or 'mine', as in, let the ball go and leave it to me?

Or can it mean something else, such as 'I'm defending him' / 'I got him'.
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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/23/2018

Nicholas Keresey of London, United Kingdom asks...

In a professional match, a player is through on goal. He has beaten the keeper and only open goal stands in front of him. However, just before he strikes the ball, a fan has run onto the pitch and tackles him, and thus denying a certain goal. What wo...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 9/30/2018

Sadie of Vancouver , B.C Canada asks...

I have a tiny cartilage hoop earring in. I cant get it off for some reason and I was wondering if it would be ok to play with. Its so small that if I got hit in the head I dont think it would do damage and its way to small woth get caught on someones...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/13/2018

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

I encountered a situation which I had not seen in 17 years of officiating.

A striker kept suggesting to players in the opposing team's defence to pass him the ball when they had possession.

He would say something like: 'Pass here, C...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/9/2018

chris of seattle, washington usa asks...

I do not respond at all to dissent by players or coaches. I feel that as a referee, I am expected to receive some level of verbal abuse or language directed towards me. If profanities or direct insults come out, then yes I will discuss that with the ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/7/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Clearly I am in a debating mood !

Ref Dawson said 'Not a chance in hell would I bring back the blue goal for a 2 touch violation by the keeper.'

So if a double touch violation did occur, he is saying he is not going to call it becau...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

Hello - We have American football goals overhanging on a few of our fields, perhaps 3-4 yards into the goal area, and a few yards above the soccer crossbar. We have a standing league rule that a ball that touches the American football goal is automa...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 6/1/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I wish I had a video of this play, that turned up last week. I'll describe it as best I can.

Women's rec, 7-a-side game. Throw-in comes toward an attacker, who is 'gently' backing into a defender. Defender puts her (bent elbow) forearms agai...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/13/2018

Andrew of Wilmington, Nc Usa asks...

I've got a little dispute with another official. If an obvious goal is scored, are you as a referee required to be the whistle? I believe the laws say no. What's the correct response?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/1/2018

Michael Kopp of Orange, NSW Australia asks...

My question is
A defender has passed the ball back deliberately to his keeper,the keeper goes to trap the ball with his feet,the ball hits his foot then rebounds and accidentally hits his hand which is out from his body,he then kicks the ball out...

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