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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/21/2017

Walter of SOUTHAMPTON, Pennsylvania USA asks...

Hi, my question is regarding impeding and running into an opposing player. Suppose player O is standing on the wing in their half of the field with their back toward midfield, and player D is behind them, loosely marking - player O doesn't know play...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/19/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...

Sir,

Can you just brief me what is ball hand and handball if possible video clip would help me alot. Thanks
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2017

jeffrey of los angeles, la usa asks...

I tend to have difficulty knowing when to caution for persistent infringement and tracking those players

In a game this weekend, Team B was clearly better than Team A and therefore a lot of Team A's defense consisted of pushing, holding, com...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2017

John Sendrey of Costa Mesa, California USA asks...

In the following video, the goalie is seen struggling to control a ball bouncing between the ground and his hands.

https://youtu.be/d8y0OKgRABA (you may need to zoom in on HD video and play in slow motion to see details more clearly).
...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2017

Mario viteri of Katy, Tx USA asks...

The forward was on a break away, only had the goalie to beat. The goalie came out of the penalty box and punched the ball away. He did not touch (foul) the attacker at all.The ref gave him a red card for negating a real scoring opportunity. Was a re...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2017

Saad of Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan asks...

When a defender uses his shoulder to stop the ball is that considered as a foul?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2017

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

One more question, please. Someone can consider this situation as promising (SPA). Is it without a yellow card then? Thanks!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2017

Jordan Baker of Sydney, NSW Sydney asks...

Q1-If the ball is in the field of play during play and a team official (Substitute or manager) chucks a bottle at the opposing player, is it a DFK or IDFK? If i'm not mistaken if it occurred in the penalty area it would be a penalty, but what about o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/12/2017

Kenneth of SAN DIEGO, CA US asks...

How much leeway can/should be applied to the definition of serious foul play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-I9CsCf4As

The clip at 3:33 shows a defender unabashedly, completely cynically, holding and pulling down an attacker on a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2017

engin ataman of olympia, Washington USA asks...

Hello,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgmeBYR7tnU

What would be the right decision here?

Yellow, red or no foul? Your answer is very much appreciated...

Thank you :)...

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