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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/14/2018

James F of Pittsburgh, PA USA asks...

Midway through the first half of a fairly lopsided contest the white team up 4-0 gets whistled for offside just outside the blue teams penalty area. The ball continues to move into the penalty area and a collision occurs between the blue teams keeper...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Foul recognition question. Assuming the point of contact to be the blue player's shoulder blade: if the white defender should succeed in nudging the blue player off the ball, would it be a foul? (In this case, the pass got off before light contact.)<...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/13/2018

Andrew of Wilmington, Nc Usa asks...

I've got a little dispute with another official. If an obvious goal is scored, are you as a referee required to be the whistle? I believe the laws say no. What's the correct response?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/11/2018

Mike of Montreal , Qc Canada asks...

Pass back rule:
Defender controls ball with foot in PA, keeper picks up ball with hands. No passing motion but control of the ball with foot is well established. IFK to opposing team or play on? I understand at this age a warning would suffice, b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/11/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Thank you for the explanation. I missed that clarification in the new LOTG. I searched for 'impeding', which didn't lead me to it. I had to search for 'impedes'.

Glad you clarified that for me! (Of course, announcers have been calling hol...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/11/2018

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

As a follow up to this situation, I wonder how you would feel about a caution for the foul and then a second caution for unsporting behavior for the 'defender walking away laughing'?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/9/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A few years ago, a defender on our team was involved in a goal-mouth scramble. Somehow, he fell onto his backside on the goal line, just as the shot came and was lodged between his knees.

In the confusion, he figured he should roll over and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/9/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Just a clarification on what referee Peter Grove said. Although I've heard announcers talk about impeding when there's contact, it's my understanding that impeding (an IDFK) involves no contact whatsoever. If there's contact, the foul becomes holdi...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 5/8/2018

david petri of omaha, ne usa asks...

player ready to throw in, but coach yells for another player to take it. Player holding ball lowers it to waist level and tosses it to player running to touch line, but still in field of play.
illegal throwin or not?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/8/2018

Dave of Fair Oaks, CA USA asks...

U16b high-level comp..attacking midfielder makes a wall pass then runs by his defender and receives the ball back. The defender has no chance to challenge for the ball so he intentionally kicks the attackers back leg across his other leg sending him ...

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