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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/15/2016

Ty of Columbus, Ohio United States asks...

Team A leads the game and in 2nd half, subs on every possible opportunity. (About 20 times in the 2nd half) in a deliberate (and succesful) attempt to waste time and protect their lead. Is this legal?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/9/2016

Patrick of Palm Desert, Ca usa asks...

What is the sanction & restart for a substitute who takes a throw in without entering the field of play first ?.
Thank you...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 3/14/2016

scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

If a referee allows a player to leave the field (say to correct an equipment issue, or due to injury)and his team temporarily plays down a man, can the referee allow the player to re-enter the game during active play, or must he wait for a stoppage? ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 3/7/2016

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...


In a recent game we had two players start getting verbally abusive towards each other. The referee yellow carded both players. Now it gets tricky...

I nearly always will substitute a cautioned player, knowing this my player start...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 3/2/2016

Stewart Seymour of Leighton Buzzsrd , Bedfordshire Uk asks...

What should happen if a team scores a goal while extra player is on the pitch, referee gives goal and restarts game and then opposition that conceded goal realise and bring it to the referees attention? ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 1/21/2016

Reuben Chambers of montreal, qc Canada asks...

Thanks for your replies.
The team arrived with not many players but enough to start the game.
I gave a red card to one guy for a head butt ... (!) That took them down to the minimum number...
The player got tackled and seemed hurt... (Yo...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 1/20/2016

Reuben Chambers of Montreal, Qc Canada asks...

What is the procedure if the team has fallen to the minimum of 7 men then one gets hurt in a tackle... The ref waves on the physio...?
Normal guidelines is that once the physio has been allowed onto the pitch, the player must leave the fi...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 1/16/2016

Nick Wilson of Livingston, Scotland asks...

Ref has awarded a free kick. Defending team wants to make a substitution. Ref indicates ok. Player leaving the game takes ages to walk off. Ref looks around, sees player leaving the pitch still only half way to side line. Ref blows whistle to restart...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 12/14/2015

Osman Kazi of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam Tanzania asks...

Is there a maximum time allocated for treatment of the goalkeeper during a game?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 11/29/2015

Cigal of anywhere, North America asks...

I understand you cannot force a player to leave if he is supposed to be substituted? A player about to be substituted refuses to leave the field of play. So do you caution the player, talk to the captain again to encourage the player to leave the fie...

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