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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/16/2018

terri d. of oakton, va usa asks...

In a recent game, the ball was bouncing around in front of our goal (about a foot away) in a frenzy of activity to defend/score from the teams.
At one point, our goalie deflects the ball, but with her foot as she is concerned last touch is from ...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2018

Robert of Perth, Scotland asks...

If an attacker is in an offside position when the ball is played forwards to another attacker who isnt offside. But when the attacker who isnt offside runs through and passes it back to the other attack who was offside previously, would that be class...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/15/2018

James of Bakersfield, CA United States asks...

My question is in relation to the offside call when a ball is played through to an attacker who is in an offside position.. When should the flag be raised?

I've heard varying degrees of opinion on this over the last couple of years, and fou...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2018

Matthew Stone of Cameron Park, CA USA asks...

Just curious if anyone has experienced this before. I made a call per rule 12 regarding impeding and wondering if I may have been a little too quick in calling. Blue Player A (defender) gets ball and travelling towards his own goal to reset play, a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2018

Paul of Sonoma, CA USA asks...

If a foul is called in the penalty area in a 9v9 match. Is it a PK from the spot? We had a referee who called a direct kick inside the box say it was not a PK...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

'deliberately kicked to the goalkeeper by a teammate.'

There was some discussion about this at a ref meeting last year. I'll give you some scenarios and see what you think about them:

1.) A defender is on the ground in the penalty a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/13/2018

Brian Kerrigan of Brooklyn, NY 11231 asks...

A defender and an attacker are racing back for a through ball. The defender gets to the ball first and makes a clear attempt to kick the ball (kicked very hard) out over the by-line. The kick accidentally goes toward the keeper who then handles it. T...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/12/2018

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , North Carolina USA asks...

Team is playing four defenders. Right inside D stops a long played ball. The offensive player who played it long is closing quickly. Player looks left and plays a slightly negative ball across the inside of the 18. Goalie takes 3 steps forward from h...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/12/2018

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , North Carolina USA asks...

Referee Dawson states in the referenced question that for offsides, what the defender does is not taken into account. Example: striker is PIOP at the PK mark. Rt wing carries past theoutside last defender and turns toward goal. Center defender sees s...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/12/2018

Brian White of Palmer, MA United States asks...

Thanks for you insight into shoulder charges. In the video below:

you state that this is a legal charge.

Yet I see it as a pushing foul, specifically because the arm/elbow come u...

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