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Law 3 - The Players 2/10/2017

Laura of Santa rita, GU USA asks...

A player is carried off the field from an injury and the ball was in possession of the opposing team, no foul called. The injured player started the game in a hard brace from her thigh to her shin. Is this legal? To play with a hard cast? She later r...

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Law 3 - The Players 2/7/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

When seven become six.

I was AR in a match very similar to that which Gary of Niagara Falls mentioned (post 31225).

In an All Age low division match, team A started with only 8 players and down 0-8 at the break. They lost a player t...

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Law 3 - The Players 2/5/2017

anndeetee of Kilmarnock, Scotland asks...

When taking a corner can only one player leave the field of play? I have just seen a corner where two players were lining up to take the corner, both off the field of play....

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Law 3 - The Players 2/3/2017

Gary of Niagara Falls, ON Canada asks...

A team is playing with 7 players, one of the players gets injured. At the next stoppage the player leaves the field for treatment, what should the referee do?

1. Abandon the match if player can't continue
2. Wait for the player to receiv...

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Law 3 - The Players 2/3/2017

John Pilkington of Leigh, Lancs United Kingdom asks...

What would the implications be if a player was sent from the field of play but he happened to be the only first aid trained person on site? I understand he must leave the field but what about the venue and the surrounding area? ...

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Law 3 - The Players 1/21/2017

marc of concord, ca usa asks...

From which part of the field can a player who has gotten an injury be able to return with referees permission?...

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Law 3 - The Players 1/13/2017

Player of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...


Can injured play who gets treatment go off field behind goal or is It only sideline? ...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/13/2016

Bexley AlStars FC of Bexley, Kent UK asks...

Penalty Shootout - A cup match has ended 2-2, can you swap your goalkeeper for an outfield player who was on the pitch when the game ended?...

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Law 3 - The Players 12/4/2016

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

So this happened in this weekend's tournament. Team gets a breakaway, and the keeper comes out to challenge. Shooter slips the ball past the keeper and it is headed toward the middle of open goal with no defender in position to get to the rolling b...

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Law 3 - The Players 11/17/2016

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Can you please run through the new rulings that say an injured player does not need to go off the field if they have been treated on the FOP.

Please run through when this applies and when not.

Thank you...

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