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Law 15 - Throw In 11/10/2014

pete of floral park, new york usa asks...

Hi Guys,
I always enjoy reading your answers to difficult questions, my question is if a player fails to get the ball into play from a throw in it is retaken why does the same rule not apply to corner kicks i see kids kicking the ball on a corner...

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Law 15 - Throw In 11/6/2014

Alan Himmelstein of New York, NY USA asks...

I understand that, in a NFHS competition, if the ball fails to enter the field of play before it touches the ground, the ball is awarded to the opponent at the spot of infraction. However, what is actually the infraction and where did it occur? Is t...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/31/2014

john charles of inverness, SCOTLAND United Kingdom asks...

are we allowed using a towel to dry the ball before taking a long throw?

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/28/2014

Yo Mama of Ridgefield, WASHINGTON United States asks...


I have been enjoying your site for a few years now.

Recently I was AR at my daughter's game(due to a shortage of refs) on the coaches' side. Our center was a teenage boy. Her coach was very rude and disruptive through the...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/26/2014

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, California Sacratomato asks...

A player on the red team makes a throw in. The ball lands on the line and a small part is still touching out of bounds. The ball is mostly inbounds, and travels along the line down the touch line. A player from the the other team picks up the ball...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/24/2014

James Twitchell of Danbury, Connecticut United States asks...

Soccer: My fellow official called a foul throw in and it looked good to me (behind the head, smooth release,facing the field, right spot, feet on the ground) I asked him at half time why the foul? He said the player released the ball below his forehe...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/21/2014

Noel Soccorso of Bridgewater, Ma United States asks...

Player attempts a throw in releases the ball but the ball never enters the field of play is he or she allowed a second attempt? ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/21/2014

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

A player taking a throw-in throws the ball directly at the opposing goal. The goal keeper punches the ball away unsuccessfully attempting to prevent a goal. What is the correct restart?...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/8/2014

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I don't know where it came from " but I woke up this morning from a dream of two new throw-in techniques.

I play the game and ref it, so my allegiances to the Laws are stretched at times by 'insider knowledge.' If I can get an advantage as ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/23/2014

Aaron Wawrzyniak of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States asks...

During a throw-in can the ball bounce onto the field of play?

Meaning the thrower intentionally allows the ball to bounce prior to completely entering the field of play....

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