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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

These can be a difficult to get right.

The challenge on Neymar at the backend of these highlights.

Just a 'coming together' or oth...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/7/2019

Steve of NOVA, USA asks...

I have a couple scenarios which seem to have some grey area.
Attacking player A is in an offside position by a half foot or so when the ball is kicked. Defending player deliberately sticks foot out in a kicking motion to try to block the p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/7/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The new Handball ruling 'is what it is' " however, the Germany penalty in the recent Euro qualifier, is as good an example as can be that the end result is not inline with the intension of the law makers.

Could we apply the 'in the spirit of...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/7/2019

Paul Brown of Aspley Guise, BEDS United Kingdom asks...

With the new rule change that a goal kick does not need to leave the area - but attacking team must be outside the area; I have already seen a situation where the keeper passes to a defender in the area, who crouches and heads the ball back to the ke...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/6/2019

Mehdi of Tus, The Greater Khorasan Iran asks...


First of all, excuse me for the inconvenience of the link. But I had to find the best view for you guys to be able to judge this decision.
My question is, sh...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/5/2019

Juan Ramos of Lenox, MA USA asks...

During a free kick the taker asks for 10 yds but then plays the ball before the referee moves the ball. Is the free kick retaken?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/5/2019

Paul Bagrow of Jacksonville, fl usa asks...

I fully understand Law 12 stating . . .the goalie can not pick up a direct pass from teammate.

My question and situation: Teammate (outside penalty box) passes ball to goalie, who is inside penalty box. Goalie takes several dribbles with ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/4/2019

Ben Barrowes of Lyme, NH US asks...

Regarding spitting *at* someone. The laws only state that spitting *at* someone is a sendoff offense.

I had a situation where the attacker somewhat excitedly brushed the goalkeeper on a close ball, but no real contact. But the keeper got ann...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/3/2019

ED of Cleveland, OH USA asks...

Thank you for the detailed discussion. This confirms largely what I observed, that some youth ref's are taking bright line stances on things that require judgement.

I want to follow up the issue of two players simultaneously shoulder charg...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/2/2019

Refjak of Malindi, Kenya Kenya asks...

At a penalty kick, when both the kicker and goal keeper offend and; a) a goal is scored, the kicker is cautioned and an IDFK is given to the opponents.
b) a goal is not scored, both kicker and keeper are cautioned and the kick is retaken....

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