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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/30/2019

Larry of Danville, CA US asks...

Happy Holidays, and thanks for taking the time to answer all the questions that you do. I am a regular visitor to this site and it is very much appreciated.
I'd like to get your take on the following. A goal keeper makes an easy save on a shot fr...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/28/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Merry Festive season to all.

Foul or no foul " evidently not according to only those that decide.
In the lead up to the second goal for Wolves v Man City, I'm surprised the 'challenge' on Mendy as he (foolishly) attempted to shield the b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/28/2019

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


in Premier League match Wolverhampton vs. Man City (3-2) Adama Traore charges with his chest to Mendy's back before second goal.

Is it legal to do this by the chest? (The rules speak only about shoulder to shoulder charge.)
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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/26/2019

Karl Robinson of coleraine, LONDONDERRY United Kingdom asks...

Quick question. I was reffing a game a few weeks ago, and the blue team were attacking in the red teams box, and the blue team ends up scoring a goal.

However, I only realised after the goal was socred and at the protest of the red coaches t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2019

R Jef Harding of Alexander, NC United States asks...

When a player says; "I have it." behind an opponent in an effort to Deceive. I have given a yellow card for UB, several times. Recently the player asked; " where in the Laws is that?" I said I will check but you are in my book for Unsporting Behavior...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 12/19/2019

Philip Weissman of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

My question is about interpretation of the rules regarding the field and the areas of the field. Law 1 is clear that the field is a rectangle and that the areas (penalty, goal, corner) are parts of this rectangle. This pretty much makes sense relativ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/18/2019

Mike Devo of Apex, NC USA asks...

I have a question regarding the offsides call in the La Liga El Classico game on Wednesday. Ferland Mendy was ruled offsides by a hair but the question I have is regarding Gareth Bale's position. When the ball was kicked to Mendy Bale was at least ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/16/2019

Stan of Romeoville, Il Usa asks...

On the deliberate pass back to the keeper rule, would it be a violation if a defensive player passes back to his own player standing next to the keeper and the players traps the ball with his foot and leaves it for his keeper to pick the ball up? I k...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/10/2019

Ref Bo of Wilson, NC USA asks...

Offside or not scenario

25 yards from goal right side of field near AR2. Offensive player A in offside position by 2 yards. Ball is played through to her. She initially hesitates knowing that she may be off. Defender comes down to follow bal...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2019

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


I have three offside scenarios please.

1) Player in offside position plays ball with his hand. IDFK or DFK for opponent?

2) Player in offside position fouls opponent. IDFK or DFK for opponent?

3) Player in ...

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