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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/24/2017

Andrew of Wilmington, North Carolina USA asks...

Merry Christmas,
I just found your site and really appreciate your work. I'm a new referee and wanted to know if there are any guidelines on using cards at lower age groups. I know at extreme youth levels, the players don't understand what the ca...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/23/2017

Steve of Mill Valley, CA United States ofAmerica asks...

In the December 2017 Classico, Carvahal was sent off for denying a goal scoring opportunity with his hand, resulting in a penalty. IF Barcelona has scored during the melee immediately after Carvahals foul, should the referee still produce the red car...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2017

Jeff Banks of Captain Cook, HI USA asks...

When is temporary dismissal used?
What levels of soccer is it used?
When was it developed and for what reason?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2017

s_liva of Guildford, UK asks...

When a striker kicks the ball and his leg after the ball kick by mistake or accidentally touches or hits the defender then is a foul against the striker/offender called?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2017

Graham R of London, United Kingdom asks...

If a defending player dives in his own box, should a penalty be awarded to the attacking team?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I'm a little puzzled by the phrase more or less of ' endangers the safety of an opponent.I'm thinking of 2 examples here both involving Man City. Said Mane charges in studs first, head height aond catches Ederson. Everyone seemed to agree clear red ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/19/2017

Paul logue of Leicester, Leicestershire England asks...

Question: following Matics booking it got me thinking - if a team are deliberately time wasting over a free kick and there are, say three players over the ball, does the referee book all three?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/18/2017

Paul Young of Evensville, tn usa asks...

does a player need to be completely inside the penalty box to be awarded a penalty kick...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/18/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

How would you deal with the following? A shot on goal and you decide a defender right in front of the goal handled the ball. However had there been no handling the ball would have simply struck the defender and not entered the goal. If the defender h...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/17/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FWIW, I watched the video (available in the U.S.). The referee had a good look at what happened. I had to watch it at 1/4 speed to see the shirt pull. The MC player, who appeared not to have a shot, as there were numerous defenders between him & t...

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