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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 7/7/2017

Norm Yelverton of South Daytona, Fl United States asks...

In a game last night in my Pee Wee soccer rec league we had a player (goalie)that was wearing sunglasses. The referee asked the young man to remove the sunglasses and the parents had a fit, stating this is Florida and the sun is bright. We explained ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 6/16/2017

Jarred Dezilva of Newcastle, New South Wales Australia asks...

Hello, I play for my local club and I have been watching plenty of videos about trusox and how players wear there socks, and I was wondering if that it is allowed to wear a trusox underneath ankle cut socks which are the same colour as the trusox, be...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 5/28/2017

Tracy atkinson of Castle Rock, CO United States asks...

My daughter is getting a cast for a radial buckle fracture. She is scheduled for regional tournament in Utah in 2 weeks.

Will the CastProtector product or something similar be allowed for playing? Bubble wrap?

I am not sure she c...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 5/15/2017

Mitch of Ottawa, ONTARIO Canada asks...

At the beginning of some matches I have to engage with players who wear non-sports glasses, uncovered knee braces, etc...

It always requires a disproportionate amount of time to deal with these matters and there are always arguments with the...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/30/2017

Tina of Sydney , NSW Australia asks...

Hello,
I don't really like tying my hair up. I don't know why, I'm just not used to it. I have an upcoming game in a couple of days and I was wondering if I had to tie my hair up? My hair is quite long and I'm planning on cutting it today. I'm us...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/25/2017

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

1. Today the CR stopped play in the first half to inspect my son's footwear and called the AR over to assist. After the game, my son told me that at the time they weren't sure about the number of studs on the cleats. Apparently they determined tha...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 2/26/2017

Zeke Palermo of Woodstock, Georgia USA asks...

Going through the site, it's obvious that the LOTG indicate that no jewelry shall be worn in a match, and the refs here seem to be EXTREMELY sure that this is followed. My question is simple; where do you referees/the LOTG stand on religious jewelry/...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 2/14/2017

Todd Andrew of Dana Point, CA USA asks...

It seems that IFAB Law 4 clearly states that a Goalkeeper cap is permitted during play. FIFA equipment guidelines (section V. Special Equipment, number 22 Goalkeeper cap) even show a 'typical' soft top 'baseball' style cap. Our goalkeeper had a plai...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 2/7/2017

Eric Ford Sestili of Adelaide , South Australia Australia asks...

When players wear another sock on top of their soccer sock I know it has to be the same colour. But those ant slip socks (trusox) with the spots on them. Eg team wear white socks with white trusox over the top with black spots on the back of the ankl...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/15/2017

Nik of Maidenhead, U.K. asks...

Hi we played a team today that tucked the laces in to their boots rather than tiring them up, is this correct?

If that boot comes off and injures a player or even if the player in question is injured in a tackle then who is liable?...

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