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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/29/2018

Mika Lehtonen of Helsinki, Finland asks...

Man Utd was awarded a penalty when Martial brought down by the defender. Decision was controversal as others thought that the tackle was clean and others saw Martial dive.


https://twitter.com/Tony_Scott11/status/1056583824467996672
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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/28/2018

Mark Suehrstedt of West Covina, Ca Usa asks...

Why dont fifa referees call failure to yield the distance?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/28/2018

Keith T of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

I called impeding without contact this weekend with an IDFK that went into the goal with no double touch so GK restart. Though my hand was up, everyone assumed DFK and so were furious I didnt award the goal. The coach said things like "but it was a ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/28/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

It would seem to me that if the ball slipped out of a player's hands, you'd first have to determine whether it was during the 'throw-in'. I can see calling it a retake or change of possession (depending on whether the mechanics were correct or not),...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 10/28/2018

Rob fuller of Manchester , Manchester England asks...

If you go to take a penalty but swing and miss bit you dont actually kick the ball
What happens ?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Ref of Syd asked a question regarding subsequent event following an IDFK in the opponents penalty area.

Have we all assumed the IDFK did not have a second touch by a teammate?

Only thing mentioned by Ref of Syd regarding the taking ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2018

Jeff Banks of Kealakekua, HI USA asks...

I am a referee for AYSO & HYSA leagues. My concern is with charging and the strength of the contact between players. I have noticed an increase in the power of shoulder-to-shoulder contact. How can I control this type of play, when there is not a cha...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/27/2018

Petr of Prague, Prague Czech Republic asks...

Hello,
one additional question please.

LOTG say this: 'If the ball touches the ground before entering, the throw-in is retaken by the same team from the same position. If the throw-in is not taken correctly it is retaken by the
oppos...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/27/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Can the panel please let me know what I am missing in regards to the disallowed Spurs in the recent UCL match.

At the 2.42 mark of the highlights clip link provided, a corner is taken by Spurs.
Ball is eventuall...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2018

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

If a goalkeeper has a finger on the ball on the ground, is this deemed to be possession?...

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