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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/2/2016

Jeremie of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

I am going to get glasses soon. Will I still be able to do headbutts with glasses on?

Thanks ...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 8/30/2016

Shaji Thrissur of Kuwait, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

Hello sir,
While a player shooting to goal post,his footwear gone forward to goalkeeper and ball and boot went in to Goal.Is it a Goal?...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 8/29/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Regarding losing shoes or shinguards during play:

I had this come up in a game on the weekend. An attacker came together with the keeper as the ball arrived. The keeper caught the ball but somehow his left boot was knocked off.

I im...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 6/29/2016

Nader of Novi, MI United States asks...

In an adult game, a player was asked by the center referee to go off the pitch and put his shin guard on. His team had only 11 players and therefore as soon as he stepped off the field, they were playing with 10 men.

He fixed the issue and w...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 5/16/2016

Marco Portier of Noord, Aruba asks...

Good morning,

Is there a rule that I don't know of, that goalkeepers are not allowed to use those gloves anymore with the fiber for extra protection in the fingers?...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 5/11/2016

Coach Moreno of Redwood City, CA San Mateo asks...

Is a player allowed to wear indoor shoes to play on grass or turf fields? I had this happened this weekend and I did not know what to do. ...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 5/3/2016

Kevin Bradburn of Fairfax, VA USA asks...

During the game I informed the AR a girl was wearing a nose ring (exposed stud). He said he would look into it at halftime. After half the girl play with a band aid on it. I asked if she took it out he said yes. After the game I asked again he said y...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 4/12/2016

Dave of London, Herts Uk asks...

are metal studs allowed in football uk...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 3/9/2016

Max Hooker of Marlborough, Ma USA asks...

If a referee allows a player to wear a religious necklace at the start of a game, can he later deem it inappropriate and require the player to remove it?...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 1/28/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

This comes up in AYSO all the time. By the way, they happen to sell soft studs (clear) on & probably other places. I doubt that a removal for 1-1/2 hours would cause the piercing to close. My daughter played soccer for years with pierce...

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