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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/17/2019

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


I have one question about 'two fouls next to each other' please.

For example, this scenario: Defender fouls the attacker. The attacker does not fall immediately. He moves on. Then a second defender fouls him again.


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/14/2019

S of Aus, Aus Aus asks...

In the details of law changes part. In regards to throwing a object at the ball or held object. It says it's a separate category of offence for the GK so can be penalised in the penalty area. Does that mean it would then be a DFK penalty not a IDK?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/14/2019

S of Sydney, Nsw Australia asks...

I've noticed referees not giving yellows for penalties for small fouls in the area. Has the directives changed? Does the penalty suffice for fouls not quite heading towards goal or stopping a promising attack. I'm in favour for this inside the area a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/10/2019

Terri of oakton, va usa asks...

a player passes back to her defender, but defender was not able to trap the ball and ball travels to the goal keeper (directly behind).
Is this considered a deliberate pass back, if the goal keeper was not the original intended recipient?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/10/2019

Jak Ward of Derby, United Kingdom asks...

Could you please let me have your views on the correct decision in this scenario?

The ball goes out of play for a goal-kick. The goalkeeper goes to retrieve the ball to begin to start play. An altercation ensues with an attacking player from...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/7/2019

Steven Watson of Aberdeen, Aberdeen United Kingdom asks...

Hi, the defending player plays a back pass to the goal keeper but the back pass is poor which means the keeper pushes the ball wide with his hand. I presumed this was a foul but the ref waved play on....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/6/2019

Eunan of Greencastle, Donegal Ireland asks...


My question is about when 2 opposing players leave the FOP involuntarily and one player fouls the other. The ball in is in play.

I remember my referee tutor saying the pitch extends and you give FK or PK. Although looking at t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/4/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A few years back, our defender was on the goal line, between the posts when a low shot came in.

Somehow, he landed on his butt just as the shot arrived, lodging firmly between his upper thighs.

In a panic, I imagine he didn't want t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/3/2019

terri d. of oakton, va USA asks...

A couple of questions,

1) after an awarded goal, does the restart require a pass to side or back, or can the player play the ball forward on first touch?

2) a player falls and continues to play the ball on the ground for a few seco...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/30/2019

Sean of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion Wales asks...

A 50/50 with both players making a fair challenge for the ball but unfortunately one comes out with a nasty injury. Should I have issued any disciplinary action for the injury even though the players both made fair challenges to play the ball without...

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