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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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Law 3 - The Players 11/3/2016

Chris Goodall of Newcastle, England asks...

A goalkeeper is in the opposition's penalty area for a last-minute corner kick. As the kick is taken and cleared behind for another corner, she bangs heads with a defender. Medics rush on to check on both players. The bloodied defender leaves the fie...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/24/2016

Tim McMonigle of Seattle, WA USA asks...

For Kicks from the Mark, I know the team on the field at the end has to stay on the field to take the kicks.

But is there any rule preventing a player from being subbed on to take a PK during regulation play?


Tim ...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/26/2016

A W. of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

I have a questions about an extra player.

My son who is U13 had a fall league game on Sunday.

Since it was a hot day, the league enforced to have a mandatory water breaks.

After the 2 minute water break during the second ha...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/25/2016

Elizabeth of Bay point, CALIFORNIA Usa asks...

Ive been a soccer parent for 8 year but never really paied much attention to all the soccer rules untill i became a coach to my own team U15 girls. During half time at our first game the goal keeper was changed with out notifing the two referees i no...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/22/2016

steve brown of tottenham, ontario canada asks...

where is the restart position after a caution has been given to a goal tender who has been found to be substituted without the permission / knowlege of the referee....

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