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Law 1- The Field 5/10/2014

Carl Belletti of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States asks...

I have been refereeing for about 18 years and during that time I only seen this done in the younger age and in HS when kids dig in the ground on free kicks. I have been told this not aloud. I am not sure if gives the player any better advantage. What...

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Law 1- The Field 4/29/2014

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Me again! I love these discussions¦

Both panelists have talked about the ball touching any part of the penalty spot. I'm wondering if this understanding carries on to other marks on the field.

My understanding for sidelines and goal...

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Law 1- The Field 4/15/2014

Will of Corona, California USA asks...

In Law One (Field of Play) it says a player must be cautioned if he or she makes an unauthorized mark on the field of play with his/her foot.

Do I caution a player who removes the flag post, or pushes the corner flag post to the side making...

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Law 1- The Field 1/10/2014

Tony P of Daytona Beach, FL USA asks...

I understand that the whole of the ball needs to be across the line for it to be in/out.
But Can a goalkeeper pick up the ball while it is 'on' the line at the edge of the penalty area?
It seems to have caused quite the discussion amongst our...

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Law 1- The Field 1/9/2014

Tony P of Daytona Beach, FL USA asks...

I understand that the whole of the ball needs to be across the line for it to be in/out.
But Can a goal keeper pick up the ball while it is 'on' the line at the edge of the penalty area?
It seems to have caused quite the discussion amongst ou...

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Law 1- The Field 12/6/2013

Djibril of George Town, Guyana asks...

What should the referee do if he awarded a penalty during the game and the penalty spot is full of water? ...

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Law 1- The Field 10/4/2013

Daniel Sawyers of Carrollton, TX USA asks...

Law 1 states that 'The goal lines must be the same width as the goalposts and the crossbar.' But what if the goal line is wider than the goal posts? The laws state that they must be equal but in reality that is not always the case.

I have al...

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Law 1- The Field 9/17/2013

mitus of manila, philippines philippines asks...

How many meters from the penalty mark to goal post?...

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Law 1- The Field 9/12/2013

PC Dalton of Victoria, BC Canada asks...

Many of our games are played on multi-sport turf fields, with soccer, rugby, football and even baseball lines. During the course of play in a U-14 game, we had a keeper handle the ball on what he thought was the 18-yard box line, but was in fact the ...

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Law 1- The Field 9/9/2013

aldin of manila, philippines laoag asks...

what is the length of a soccer goal post...

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