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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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Law 3 - Number of Players 11/29/2015

Amanda of Tampa, Florida Usa asks...

If a player about to be substituted refuses to leave the field of play? Does the ref. caution him, abandon the game, talk to the captain and have him encourage the player to leave, play should be restarted and continues?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 11/7/2015

Carol of Springfield, MO United States asks...

Is it permissible for the goalie to move forward out of the box and participate in play such as his team trying to score on a corner kick?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 11/2/2015

Luis of Bothell, WA United States asks...

Situation: Ball was kicked out of bounds by opposing defender on sideline of our attacking third (about 15 yards from end line). As defender tried to save the ball from going out of bounds, he kicked it towards his corner and I went to retrieve it pa...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 11/1/2015

Robert of Olympia, WA USA asks...

We have a league here that does a more advanced substitution method. In the first half, players cannot re-enter the game once substituted, but in the second half they are allowed one re-entry after being subbed.

Tracking first half subs is e...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 10/12/2015

David of Royal Palm Beach, FL USA asks...

A team with 12 players on the field scores a goal. Before play is restarted the ref realizes this. The goal is not allowed and the extra player is cautioned and leaves the field. What is the restart? This was just a discussion among a group of refs.<...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/20/2015

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

Thanks for the response! I should have clarified that the AR had the flag in a position held horizontal with both hands and not straight up with one hand ... and I agree that the CR seeing that should probably have waved the flag down as play had al...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 9/18/2015

dan of vienna, Virginia United States asks...

If there are 7 players on the team... but a temporary injury for one of those players. Should the ref allow the game to continue temporarily with 6, until he can come back on?
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