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Law 3 - The Players 7/19/2017

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Does the goalkeeper have the right to take the ball in someone else's penalty area?...

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Law 3 - The Players 6/30/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

I was recently an AR in a tough semifinal. Blue team is being dominated by green team in just about every aspect of the game. The coaches for the blue team kept challenging every other call that went against their team. Near the beginning of the seco...

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Law 3 - The Players 6/16/2017

mark rich of royalton , vermont usa asks...

Hi It makes me angry to watch the best players in the world walk slowly off the pitch when being subbed out . Even walking 50 yards more slowly than I walk down the street. Why no rule ?? Millions of us have to watch this boring disrespectful ' ...

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Law 3 - The Players 5/17/2017

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, New Zealand, Auckland New Zealand asks...

What happens if a soccer player needs to use the toilet in the middle of a match?...

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Law 3 - The Players 4/27/2017

Ryan of Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland asks...

Obviously I know teams can only have one goalkeeper on the field at a time, but what exactly is the rule stopping them from having two ? Say a team is playing and all their players, keeper included are wearing the exact same kit and gloves. What's st...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/29/2017

steve of Altadena, ca us asks...

AYSO categorically does not have a rule modification that would require an injured GK to leave the field of play. In AYSO, referees for U10 are very often very new referees. (And all referees in AYSO are volunteers -- many extremely dedicated, some...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/28/2017

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

I wanted to follow up on the second part of this question. I was able to locate the tournament rules online, and the only statement regarding uniform numbers is the following:

'Players must wear numbers visible on the back of their uniforms...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/27/2017

Terry Camerrer of Ewa Beach, Hawaii USA asks...

I realize AYSO bends the rules of soccer to a great extent, but I am going to ask this question to see if it is a new rule or just one somebody thought up on the spur of the moment.
The setting is a 10U boys game. The goalie of one side made a s...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/12/2017

Alan Dowell of Huntington Beach, CA USA asks...

Just a simple correction.
Player may only re-enter after play has restarted; if the ball is in play, re-entry must be from touchline, but if ball is out of play can be any boundary line....

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Law 3 - The Players 3/1/2017

skye of maryborough, qld australia asks...

is there any restrictions or exemptions on goalkeeping?
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