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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/4/2017

ronald dodds of Battle Mountain, nevada usa asks...

considering the answers to 31672 is FIFA aware of the situations and are they doing anything about it. It would be nice to hear referee Webb's opinion....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/3/2017

ronald dodds of Battle Mountain, nevada usa asks...

positioning of defenders for fouls in goal box.US women vs. Brazil - defenders were at a 45degree angle from the front post. In a Tottenham game they were square to the front post. What is right?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/2/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

Watching the Man U v Sampdoria friendly. Blind passes the ball back and De Gea who has to stop it with his hand from going in the net. Indirect free-kick awarded to Sampdoria. Now he stopped the ball practically on the goal-line but the ifk was taken...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/27/2017

IBRAHIM ISHIAKU of LOKOJA, KOGI NIGERIAN asks...

WHAT SHOULD BE THE DECISION OF A REFEREE IF AN INDIRECT FREE-KICK IS AWARDED INSIDE THE DEFENDING TEAM PENALTY AREA, THE FREE KICK IS TAKEN DIRECTLY AND THE BALL HITS A DEFENDER'S HAND AND ENTERS THE NET (GOAL). PLS WHAT SHOULD BE THE DECISION OF THE...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/16/2017

Rick Beaver of Barrie, Canada asks...

Indirect free kick to the defending team due to an offside offence by the attacking team in the goal area. Does the restart take place from where the offence occured as per Law 11 or can the indirect kick be taken from anywhere in the goal area as pe...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/20/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

With a goal to staying sharp, I had two situations in a recent game and I'd like feedback on my responses:

1.) Green team, offensive direct free kick was awarded, 25 yards from the net. 10 yards was asked for and I paced it out. On the kick,...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/17/2017

Iyke dave adizua of enugu, enugu Nigeria asks...

whats your say on NACHO'S GOAL...REAL MADRID VS SEVILLA...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/16/2017

WILLIAM T STONEMAN of FAIRFIELD, CA United States asks...

How can 4 Fifa refs botch a simple IDK in the goal area as they just did in the EPL game Arsenal and Sunderland Will there be any punishment from the FA or Fifa?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/15/2017

James Douglas of Princeton, WV USA asks...

On a free kick in the attacking side of the field the defense retreats 10 yards. Before the kick is taken the defense moves in 2 steps. The offensive players do not move and are still 10 yards from the ball when the ball is kicked but they are in fro...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/22/2017

Israel Maciel of South Gate, California United States asks...

Lately I have seen referees not requiring the defensive team players to move 20 yards away from the ball. Referees argue that if the team taking the free kick doesn't ask for the distancia, he doesn't have to ask defensive players to respect that dis...

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