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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2019

Gregor Gramlich of LARGO, FL United States asks...

I really struggle with the concept of 'protecting the goalie'. I had an incident this weekend where an attacker literally kicked a goalie in the head as the two were going for a low level bounding ball. But the goalie had not yet touched the ball. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2019

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

Three questions arose at a recent game for me.

1) Center forward lingers around the edge of the penalty area and the keeper slams a punt off of him. I didn't actually see it, but turned around once I heard it. IDFK and a card for the CF. Th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2019

Joe of Westampton, NJ USA asks...

A fellow referee told this to me and I had never heard of this and I cant find the answer online anywhere so Im asking here.

Situation: Attacking player is approx 20 yards from goal when the defending player grabs his shirt. The attacking p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2019

Henry of Portland, OR USA asks...

Can you give advice on when you should call a foul when a defender does a 'follow through' shoulder challenge when an attacker is taking a shot/making a pass?

This is one of the tough fouls for me to call along with knowing when a fair shoul...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2019

Marco Luna of Warrenton, VA United States asks...

what will be the call if one defender kicks on the head to his teammate inside the penalty box when he intends to clear the ball with a bycicle kick with an opponent near the both of them, and the ball bounces of the defenderand goes out pass the go...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2019

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

I gave my first red card today in a U-16 competitive game. I was facing the run of play with one of my AR's to my back and the other to my left up the field about 30 yards. Play was intense so I did not notice that there was a player down on the far ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

These can be a difficult to get right.

The challenge on Neymar at the backend of these highlights.

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/neymar-scores-on-brazil-return-in-entertaining-colombia-draw

Just a 'coming together' or oth...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/7/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The new Handball ruling 'is what it is' " however, the Germany penalty in the recent Euro qualifier, is as good an example as can be that the end result is not inline with the intension of the law makers.

Could we apply the 'in the spirit of...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/5/2019

Paul Bagrow of Jacksonville, fl usa asks...

I fully understand Law 12 stating . . .the goalie can not pick up a direct pass from teammate.

My question and situation: Teammate (outside penalty box) passes ball to goalie, who is inside penalty box. Goalie takes several dribbles with ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/4/2019

Ben Barrowes of Lyme, NH US asks...

Regarding spitting *at* someone. The laws only state that spitting *at* someone is a sendoff offense.

I had a situation where the attacker somewhat excitedly brushed the goalkeeper on a close ball, but no real contact. But the keeper got ann...

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