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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2019

Terri D of Oakton, VA USA asks...

Are there any rules on goalie hindrance during corner kicks?
I started noticing in my kid's games and on TV, opposing players will try to block/pen the goalie in during corner kicks to impede their vision and/or movement. Is this all...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2019

Jason C. of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

I've seen a number of cautions for handling lately similar to this one -
I'm assuming this is for 'handling the ball to interfere with or stop a promising attack....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/7/2019

ynon of haifa, haifa israel asks...


I want to ask a question about the new 2020 law for non deliberate handball.
Player A who is in the defending team, gets the ball in the middle of field by his hand, but non deliberate handball. Player A immediately becomes an att...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/6/2019

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

I'm having a hard time understanding this one. As ref Jason Wright states 'we tend to allow the pre-emptive protection in a wall being a necessary part of a FK'. I agree with that, but why would we see the same general scenario differently in general...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/6/2019

J R WILLIAMS of Barry, United Kingdom asks...

If the ref sees an accidental hand ball in the build up to a goal, but let's the goal stand, would VAR still then overrule it?

If VAR would overrule, doesn't this mean all accidental handballs should be given, as they could all, in theory, l...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/5/2019

jeff of carmel, indiana usa asks...

Keeper blocks a shot and has the ball in his hands. He then sets the ball down like he is going to kick it but then picks it back up, foul? I though that as long as the keeper does not play the ball he is allowed to pick it back up....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/5/2019

Derek of Cary, IL United States asks...

Was Atkinson right to change his yellow to a red card for Son's tackle? I didn't see what looked like excessive force, but the tackle from behind was dangerous and reckless at the very least.

I'm guessing Martin was using the definition of ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/4/2019

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

Adult men's game, White team player dribbles past two Red defenders and takes a strong shot on goal from just outside the penalty area semi-circle, defender from Red team standing on the PK mark, sees the ball coming toward his chest fast and hard an...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/1/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Penalty kick or no penalty kick?

I'd like to present a couple of scenarios to get your opinions.

Situation 1:
U16 girls final (local tournament). Blue team is down a goal with 5 minutes to go. I was AR in this game. A shot cam...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/29/2019

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U S A asks...

I know some of the offside situations are covered in the Offside Explained article mentioned, but if I remember (Cliffs Notes version) there were 11 situations where a player cant be offside (this was before the change in the Laws years ago):

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