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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/8/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

On the topic of trying to find ways to reduce the possibility of a player being dismissed due to a low level technical foul (and therefore a ref not calling such a foul), I wonder if 'Team' fouls might some day have a place in football.

A ki...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/7/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Clearly I am in a debating mood !

Ref Dawson said 'Not a chance in hell would I bring back the blue goal for a 2 touch violation by the keeper.'

So if a double touch violation did occur, he is saying he is not going to call it becau...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/6/2018

bill odell of beaumont, ca. riverside asks...

attacker takes shot inside the 18 - defender jumps up with back turned towards the attacker but with arms raised above head - blocks ball with arms, i blow my whistle for hand ball but by the time i got whistle blown ball had entered the goal. i had ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/5/2018

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

One aspect of this whole thread that wasnt addressed: if advantage is truly realized after a tactical foul or DOGSO, is it really appropriate to card the offender at the next stoppage? The law doesnt mention attempt but actually stopping a promising...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/5/2018

Randall Longhouse of ORLANDO, FL United States asks...

I am frequently involved in matches where the defending team, after committing a foul, stand in front of the ball to delay the restart. They retreat slowly once I verbally indicate to do so, or we do a ceremonial restart once the attacking team asks...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/4/2018

Austin of Ocean Reef, Western Australia Australia asks...

Im a goalie. I saved the ball then put the ball down to kick. An opposition player ran at me so I picked the ball up. The referee gave an indirect free kick against me from inside the area. What are the rules?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/4/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

'Double dribble/touch' ?

I am not as conflicted as Nick from Nova Scotia regarding the 'release' from the keeper, although I do see how he can see both sides of the debate.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/3/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

'The restart in your example should have been a DFK from the location of the foul that merited the yellow card. In many ways it is a rewind of the game back to the incident which without the advantage would have been an immediate free kick and a caut...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/1/2018

Nick Broderick of Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

I'm curious to know your thoughts on the incident in this video at the 1:52 mark (

Personally, I'm conflicted. On the one hand, the only di...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/1/2018

David Israel of San Jose, CA USA asks...

I don't think your answers have cleared up the question I was asking. I found and this seems a common point of confusion worth more detail.

'If the ball is within playing distance the player...

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