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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/13/2018

Fathi of Ternate, North maluku Indonesia asks...

If the throw-in ball touchs opponent's goal keeper hand and then enter the goal, will it counts a goal..?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/13/2018

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

I encountered a situation which I had not seen in 17 years of officiating.

A striker kept suggesting to players in the opposing team's defence to pass him the ball when they had possession.

He would say something like: 'Pass here, C...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/12/2018

Kenneth G Wikle of Howell, MI United States asks...

With the new Law changes regarding fouls committed off the field.How would the referee handle this?

The ball is in play on the field of play.A defender and an attacker are standing off the field over the goal line two yards from the goal pos...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/12/2018

Barry of London, England asks...

During a recent premiership match between West Ham and Liverpool a goal was scored by one of two players who are both well in advance of the last defender. The ball was played across the box to a third Liverpool player who took it to the byline and c...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/12/2018

Clive of Canterbury, Kent UK asks...

Liverpool vs West Ham, 12/8/18. Why was Liverpools second goal not offside?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/9/2018

chris of seattle, washington usa asks...

I do not respond at all to dissent by players or coaches. I feel that as a referee, I am expected to receive some level of verbal abuse or language directed towards me. If profanities or direct insults come out, then yes I will discuss that with the ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/8/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

On the topic of trying to find ways to reduce the possibility of a player being dismissed due to a low level technical foul (and therefore a ref not calling such a foul), I wonder if 'Team' fouls might some day have a place in football.

A ki...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/7/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Clearly I am in a debating mood !

Ref Dawson said 'Not a chance in hell would I bring back the blue goal for a 2 touch violation by the keeper.'

So if a double touch violation did occur, he is saying he is not going to call it becau...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/6/2018

bill odell of beaumont, ca. riverside asks...

attacker takes shot inside the 18 - defender jumps up with back turned towards the attacker but with arms raised above head - blocks ball with arms, i blow my whistle for hand ball but by the time i got whistle blown ball had entered the goal. i had ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/5/2018

Keith T of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

One aspect of this whole thread that wasnt addressed: if advantage is truly realized after a tactical foul or DOGSO, is it really appropriate to card the offender at the next stoppage? The law doesnt mention attempt but actually stopping a promising...

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