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Law 1- The Field 8/15/2012

jerry morrison of laceys spring, ala united states asks...

what rules cover the goalie box for the other team ...

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Law 1- The Field 6/29/2012

Andy Kmita of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA asks...

Haw to place a square goal post if the field line is
a) smaller then a post
b) larger then a post...

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Law 1- The Field 6/24/2012

Dorian of knysna, capetown south africa asks...

what happens when the lights go off during a match,must the match be replayed or must the time remained before the lights went off be finished ...

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Law 1- The Field 6/10/2012

Brian Davies of Kirkland, Quebec, Canada asks...

I ref on a slightly smaller field than normal, yet the penalty area is a normal size. This leaves the area between the penalty area and the sides of the pitch very small. In all fairnest to the wingers should the penalty area be reduced proportionaly...

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Law 1- The Field 4/26/2012

Aaron of Stanford, Kentucky United States asks...

According to the US Youth Soccer Association the official modified U10 playing rules that have been in existence since 2003, states penalty spots are to be marked at 8 yards. U12 spots marked at 10 yards and 13 and up marked at 12 yards. The marks on...

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Law 1- The Field 4/23/2012

Aaron of Stanford, Kentucky US asks...

In a recent sat/sun tourny we had pool play on sat and then single elimination on sun. We played three games on sat with different ref teams for each game. Each ref team used the penalty spot as marked on the field. On sun we had a different ref team...

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Law 1- The Field 4/2/2012

Alex of Milford, CT USA asks...

In a recent game a ball was played down the field by the attacking team, picked up by the keeper while only partly over the penalty area line. The opposing coach argued that the ball wasn't in the 'area' yet, and thus his team should be awarded a fr...

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Law 1- The Field 3/11/2012

Vincent of Seattle, WA United States asks...

Hi, on our last game my team was attacking; the forward shoots from inside the penalty area and the ball hits the referee who in my opinion should've been positioned in a better spot, the ball goes out of bounce thru the goal line, what is the prop...

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Law 1- The Field 3/7/2012

Danny Vaughan of North Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

The Penalty Spot..

Hello, Clearly even though this is my no.1 passion... I've played the game my entire life.. It never ceases to amaze me how much I'm still trying to understand ??

We are awarded a Penalty Kick.. 0-0 game.. very to...

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Law 1- The Field 1/28/2012

Rakshit of Mumbai, Maharastra India asks...

What if the markings of the fields are washed away due to excessive rain,what is the ref. suppose to do..?...

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