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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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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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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/4/2017

Chris Salmon of Dallas, Georgia USA asks...

Have there been any new rule changes or any rules in general, in regards to players retrieving a scored goal from the opposing teams net?

After a game today, I was walking with our coach when the AR from our game ran up to us and told the ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/4/2017

Constantine Domashnev of Pittsburgh, PA USA asks...

Assuming the ball strikes Gary Cahill's shoulder/arm, which area on his sleeve would be callable 'handling':

a) below of what appears to be the black band?
b) the black band?
c) slightly above the black band?

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