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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/22/2019

Tod Helton of Denver, Colorado USA asks...

Regarding players leaving the FOP while in the act of playing the ball, or attempting to play the ball. Is it legal for a player to leave FOP to counter the time wasting tactic of an opponent trying to hold the ball next to the corner flag?
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/22/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Wondering if the panel have any insight to the proposed changes to handling the ball that are said to be introduced soon?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/21/2019

Joe Mullen of GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE United Kingdom asks...

Can a penalty be awarded if a team is waiting to take a corner and the defending goalkeeper fouls an attacking player...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/18/2019

engin ataman of olympia, WA United States asks...

https://twitter.com/KupaEfendisi/status/1096468123341996032

simple question. i know it is not the best angles but referee is pretty close.

What do you think? Red or Yellow or no card?
Was no card in the field.

Thank you...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/13/2019

Dave of Sacramento, CA USA asks...

Ball is bouncing around in penalty area...goalkeeper collides with a teammate and falls to ground holding his head as in head injury. Referee blows whistle as an attacker is about to shoot on the wide open goal. After stopping play it becomes appare...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/12/2019

David Bermingham of Herndon, VA United States asks...

While I recognize the advice often given on this site that we ordinary referees shouldn't model our actions on what we see FIFA referees do in top level matches, the Manchester United V PSG match on Tuesday has me wondering. We often see and hear ab...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/4/2019

Robert Gunn of Scunthorpe, United Kingdom asks...

Whats the rules on shoulder barging?

We played a match the other week and the opposition centre half was a monster of a child, body of a 20 something. Great kid and fantastic with his feet but with him being a lot bigger than the others his ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/3/2019

Bob Smith of Rickmansworth, Herts UK asks...

Hello!

Could you tell me which fouls are subject to the careless, reckless and excessive force criteria and which are simply did it happen or not?

Thanks!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/31/2019

Peter of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Glancing through the laws of the game I noticed under law 12 it says it is not a cautionable offence to leave the playing area when celebrating a goal but the player should return promptly ( or words to that effect). This makes me wonder about an in...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/22/2019

engin of olympia, WA United States asks...

http://tr.beinsports.com/haber/bursaspor-fenerbahce-7

equalizing goal in the end for the white has two situations.

was there a faul prior? replay at 4:50 shows the ball hits white player's left knee and changes direction, after the ...

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