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Law 18 - Common Sense 9/20/2014

EHarris of Austin, Texas USA asks...

I was told by a high school player today that targeting was illegal in soccer, meaning I cannot place a defender man-on-man against the other team's star player with the goal of preventing him from getting the ball in the first place -- not through o...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 9/19/2014

john of san andreas, ca usa asks...

Once the keeper plays the ball with their feet from an opposing player, can they pick up the ball with their hands, as long as they are in the penalty area?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 9/16/2014

Steve Fehlhaber of Westerville, OH USA asks...

A goalie punts the ball from the 6. The ball shanks off her foot and her teammate enters the 18 and begins to dribble the ball. Is this legal? If not what is the restart?...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 9/2/2014

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

hi always enjoy reading your answers thumbs up.
during my sons u10 game the forward on my sons team had a one on one with the goalkeeper inside the penalty area the goalie fouled him thus dogso, the referee awarded a penalty which was obviously ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/6/2014

Jason Anish of , asks...

In a BU16 game, the Blue Team is attacking the Red Team's goal when a Blue Team attacker unleashes a mighty shot. The Red Team's goalkeeper makes a diving save but in doing so is accidentally tripped by his own team's defender and the keeper falls t...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/31/2014

alex of richmond hill, ontario canada asks...

A referee sees a player (14 years old boy) in injured and should not be playing. However the injured player insists on playing and his coach for whatever reason let the player stay on the field. When can the referee insists the player to be substitut...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/30/2014

Paul of Milton, ON Canada asks...

My question has to do with the use of arms and hands by opposing players when challenging for a ball.

For me, blowing the whistle each and every time this occurs with a subsequent dropped ball (for two fouls occurring at the same time) would...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/25/2014

Hannah of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey United States of America asks...

What do you think about kids (younger than high school) slide tackling? Do you think that it is appropriate for growing kids to put themselves and others in that danger?

I found that kids are allowed to slide tackle from ages 12 and up. That...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/8/2014

Dimi of Sydney, Nsw Australia asks...

I would like to know if a coach is allowed to referee his own team while playing in and under 10 match. I found it unfair due to telling his players where to stand and where to go. I found this as a disadvantage to the other team....

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Law 18 - Common Sense 5/25/2014

Bob O'Brien of Plano, Texas USA asks...

On a field with steep inclines out of bounds, a defender goes to chase the ball after a missed shot. The referee does not stop the player, thinking the defender will quickly grab the ball and bring it back into play. The ball ends up rolling down qui...

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