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Law 15 - Throw In 9/21/2014

Tony of Lille, france asks...

This morning I was penalised for taking a throw about 9 yards back from where the ball had left the pitch.
I did not gain ground, but rather threw in behind where I should have.

Is it really a foul-throw??


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Law 15 - Throw In 9/15/2014

Juan Dominguez of Lansing, Mi USA asks...

A player gets ready to throw the ball in a and slips out of his hands and the ball falls behind him never going into play what is the call what team get the ball ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/13/2014

Leann of Antelope, Ca USA asks...

Can a player cross his feet during a throw in as long as the throw is over his head and both feet are on the ground - per FIFA law...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/13/2014

donnie of needham, ma norfolk asks...

On a throw-in how long do the throwers feet have to stay in contact with the ground. Some refs have said till the ball touches another player and/or the field. Others have said just until it's released?

Thanks Donnie...

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Law 15 - Throw In 8/20/2014

Steve of Maidstone, Kent UK asks...

Thanks for your replies to my question. So in summary, once a player has stolen more ground than the referee deems trivial (should be 1 yd), the referee should blow and move the player back. A turnover would only usually be awarded if a player or t...

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Law 15 - Throw In 8/18/2014

Steve of Maidstone, Kent UK asks...

If a player steals ground at a throw in, what is the correct course of action for the ref? I've seen the ref blow before the throw and wave the player back, blow after the throw and order the throw to be taken further back and also to award a foul t...

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Law 15 - Throw In 8/17/2014

Vince Klingler of Moosic, Pennsylvania United States asks...

Situation: one player grabs the ball to make a thow-in and then decides to let another player make the throw-in. I can find no rule that says that the player must drop the ball and let the other player come over and pick it to throw it in. If the p...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/29/2014

James of St. Paul, MN United States asks...

On a follow up to Question 28625, I have a question to when the ball enters the field of play. Maybe I misinterpreted Richard's answer, but if I am correct Richard is saying that if, during a throw-in, any of the ball crosses the touchline then the b...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/29/2014


I refereed a match on our local league, a player threw the ball a long the touch line, the ball wholy curved/enters the field of play on air and finaly went out through the touch line minus touching any player, both teams began fighting for the rethr...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/23/2014

Charles A. O'Reilly of Vienna, VA United States asks...

Given that the referee stated that the player took the thow in 'sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch' I do not follow why you state that the throw in was illegal. Law 15 requires that the player faces the ´Čeld of ...

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