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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/1/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a question regarding the 3rd scenario that referee Dawson mentions...i.e. a defender takes the goal kick, which leaves the penalty area and is blown back by the wind, & the goal keeper stops the ball with his/her hands with an attacker in clos...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/1/2015

Monique of Spring Valley, California 91977 asks...

Blue team player has possesion of the ball and is approx 3ft from goal, keeper is clearly not likely to be able to prevent the goal due to postioning, it was a clear shot, red player defending against the goal continues challenging for possesion, is ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/28/2015

Amy Lloyd of Santa Cruz, California USofA asks...

In one of a recent showcase tourney, during a full-pelt run down the left wing midfield in own half a player is challenged legally for the ball by opponents tracking at sprint speeds when a ball from an adjacent field arrives between these players. A...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/26/2015

Ron of Kerrville, TX US asks...

An attacking player weaves in and out of the opponent's penalty area with the ball and is pushed down hard while one foot is in the penalty area but the ball is clearly outside. Should a PK be awarded? Likewise, if the player is clearly outside the p...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/24/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a related question. Suppose the GK is bouncing the ball & it takes a funny hop away from the GK. Must the opponents wait until the ball hits the ground again (i.e. a second time) before challenging for it? I would think that because the GK ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/15/2015

Stephen Quinn of Perth, WA Australia asks...

This happened to me about a year ago but it has bugged me so much that I'd like to get your opinion.

In one ladies' game I refereed I gave a penalty when the goalkeeper caught the ball, came out to the edge of the penalty area, then handed t...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 1/12/2015

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, California Sacratomato asks...

I was an AR in a Girls U14 game. The other AR was our assignor. One of the players had her earrings covered with band aids. The CR asked her if she could remove them. The father/coach responded with a resounding 'No!' She had just had her ears p...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/27/2014

Daniel of Jupiter, Florida USA asks...

What is the difference between drop ball, and FairPlay. when is which used and why?


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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/4/2014

Chris of Marysville, California United States asks...

I coach a U10 boys competitive team. I have a VERY aggressive goalkeeper who is not afraid to put his body on the line. He will often make sliding challenges, diving for the ball and covering it up, sliding through in what could best be described as ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/3/2014

Emilie Frei of Colorado Springs, CO United States asks...

Is it wrong to teach defenders that they can use their opponent's eyes as a tell about where they are going to pass the ball?...

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