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Law 11 - Offside 7/3/2019

Bevan Burgess of Ipswich, Suffolk UK asks...

Regarding VAR and offside. How do the VAR operators chose which TV frame to choose for measuring whether a player is offside or not? I understand that it should be when the player kicking the ball first touches the ball, but do they have the resoluti...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/3/2019

Michael Greenia of Dallas, Tx USA asks...

In today's match between USA and England, was not White (#18 England) offside on the play where she was fouled in the 79 minute of the match and England was awarded a penalty kick?

When the pass was initially made to Stokes, Stokes was onsid...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/2/2019

Norm of Wellington, New Zealand asks...

In the FIFA WWC semi-final today, after the US keeper saved the English penalty attempt, she was hugged by a few teammates. If one of those other players handled the ball while doing that, would that count as deliberate handling? And, if so, has that...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/1/2019

Andrew of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

My question relates to when a free kick is taken and all opponents must remain at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball, unless they are on their own goal line between the goalposts. When does the the referee need to 'step out' the 10 yards? For exampl...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/30/2019

gary of Nashua, NH usa asks...

I just observed a panel member state that penalizing gk 6+ can be a disservice if time can be added. Why should a referee who doesn't want to add on too much time or is on a strict tourney schedule not be within complete reason to call this? I have d...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2019

Paul of Adelaide, South Australia Australai asks...

If a goalkeeper is outside of the Penalty Area, yet the ball is inside the Penalty area, can the goalkeeper handle the ball so long as he does not remove the ball from the Penalty area? (ie: is the handball offence by a goalkeeper judged on the posit...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2019

Salvador Flores of Ligonier, IN Usa asks...

-one of the consideration is location and number of defenders to considered a dogso. How many defenders do you know need to not consider dogso?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2019

Chuck of Glasgow, Scotland asks...

WHY we have the 10 sec rule on goalkeepers if it is NEVER enforced...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/27/2019

Timothy Nkemasom Odiaka of Johannesburg, Eastern Cape South Africa asks...

As a player, If a referee is in my way on the pitch, am i allowed to push him out of the way?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/26/2019

Matt James of rochester, ny USA asks...

Can a player, running with the ball, dribbling, be called with a excessive force/charging rule? Contact was made face to face and minimal attempt was made by the defending player to play the ball.

During a game a forward was running towards...

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