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Law 3 - The Players 7/4/2018

Andrew Sikora of London, UK asks...

I have seen substitutes in the World Cup coming onto the field to celebrate with their team when they score.
Is it not against the rules for a substitute to enter the field of play without permission of a match official?
Punishable with a Yel...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/3/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Player goes down in a heated game. Center stops play and summons the coach to attend the player on the ground. Parents from the other team insist the player must abandon the field of play since the coach was summoned.

Which law supports thi...

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Law 3 - The Players 5/25/2018

terrie d of oakton, va usa asks...

At what age does youth soccer limit substitutions? or is that only in the pros?...

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Law 3 - The Players 5/22/2018

Eugene of San Jose, CA US asks...

Law 3 says that if the goalkeeper exchanges positions with another player while the ball is in play, the referee should allow play to continue. How should handling be called if one of them handles the ball while the change is taking place? Is it at r...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/2/2018

Sarah of Miami Beach, Florida United States asks...

The other day my best friend who is the goalkeeper of her team had a game. From time to time her muscles shrink? I don't know if that's the term. The thing is that during the game she kept calling the referee and telling him that her muscle had shran...

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Law 3 - The Players 1/21/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana United States asks...

In the laws of the game, law 3 the players; it states that if a player changes places with the goalkeeper without the referees permission, it says to allow play to continue, but caution the players after the ball is next out of play. Then there is an...

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Law 3 - The Players 11/14/2017

Raymond of San Francisco, CA United States asks...

Hi gentlemen. I've been working as a referee for several months now, and I find your ongoing Q & A on the LOTG to be invaluable. Thank you very much for all the time you put into sharing your knowledge and years of experience.

This section o...

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Law 3 - The Players 11/6/2017

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

US Soccer recommends small-sided games for youth players. http://www.usyouthsoccer.org/parents/lawsofthegame/

However, it doesn't appear to be an allowed modification by IFAB LOTG http://theifab.com/laws/modifications-to-the-laws/chapters/mo...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/24/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, I just want to confirm that during a match if Penalty kick is warded can a other player take place the goalkeeper? and after penalty kick if score or denied can he a play as a normal player not a goalie? And it is essential to change his shirt w...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/23/2017

Arnie of Oak Park, California Ventura asks...

The other team has a penalty kick. I am allowed to switch goalies, correct? When can I switch back? ...

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