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Law 18 - Common Sense 9/3/2015

Jack Smith of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

I was having a look at the current Laws of the Game, and while it states that on a free kick, corner kick, goal kick, throw-in and directly from a dropped ball, a goal cannot be scored against your own team, it doesn't say anything about not being ab...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/30/2015

Javier of chicago, illinois eeuu asks...

Can i ask the referee to show me his watch?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/27/2015

Jack Smith of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

I can propose an example where two simultaneous cautionable offences are committed by the same player.

A player, who is in the process of making a promising attack, is recklessly kicked by an opponent and advantage is unable to be played. Th...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2015

Jeff of Des Moines, IA usa asks...

What would you guys say about breaking up a fight on a field if you are a referee who is not actually involved in the game?

At a soccer tournament in my area, our referee tent was right next to a field with 16 year old boys on it. After a te...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2015

Ian of NPR, FL US asks...

Can two players on the same team wear the same jersey number?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/14/2015

Kaitlin F of Kitimat, BC Canada asks...

Hi there. I'm a referee in my 3rd year and have a question.. I usually ref an all girls division of girls around 10 years old. Most of them are beginners and are unframiliar with the rules. I've warned the goalies many times that if they are holding ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/2/2015

Mitch of Ottawa, ON Canada asks...


What happens at a PK when after the whistle is blown the kicker (who previously identified as the kicker) does not take the kick? What is the call and the restart?

In the same kind of category, what happens at a kick-off afte...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 6/27/2015

Andrew of Atlanta, GA USA asks...

Once the ref blows his whistle for the kicker to start the penalty kick (not the offense, but when everyone is lined up for the kick), how much time can pass before the kicker must kick the goal?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 6/12/2015

Jason of Burlington, VT USA asks...

I have a question that will probably sound silly, but I have wondered about it for sometime now. If a team has a goal advantage or perhaps wanted to play for a tie, would the following strategy work or even be allowed? Could a team in theory surrou...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 6/12/2015

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

A DFK is awarded to Blue in the defensive half. Blue #1 stops the ball three yards behind the spot of the foul pauses and looks for where he is going to kick it. Given that it was in the defensive half of the field, I was ok with the restart locatio...

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