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Law 5 - The Referee 10/29/2017

matan of Tel Aviv, Israel asks...

Regarding selective enforcement of the rules by a referee:

could a justified complaint be raised against a referee who decides to enforce a rule which is rarely used, especially in a specific set of circumstances which are substantial to the...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Fred of Salt lake City, UT USA asks...

When it comes to stopping a team doing time-wasting tactics, what are your thoughts on the referee counting down out loud to the player before giving a caution?

When I am in the situation of a winning team trying to take a restart slowly, I ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

Had a call this weekend that, while I believe I applied the laws correctly, still doesn't sit well from a 'fair play' standpoint.

Team A takes a hard shot right to Team B goalie's chest. He makes the save on his knees, and Team A retreats f...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/15/2017

Brendan Mullen of Westwood, MA USA asks...

The CR blew the whistle for full-time. Pointed to the Center of the field to indicate the end of the game. Players were walking off the field towards sideline.

Immediately before the ref blew final whistle the AR on one side of the field had...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/9/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Blue player gets stepped on at the midfield line and goes down grabbing his ankle. Whistle is blown for a foul and a direct free kick is signaled. Blue players start walking over to fallen teammate. Just as everyone has put their guard down, a blue p...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/7/2017

David of Valley Grande, Alabama USA asks...

If the offense kicks the ball into the opponent's goal - but on the way to the goal the ball is touched by an opponent, (the defender's hand), is the goal scored, or is it considered a handball, and not a score?

In other words, can the defen...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/5/2017

Heather of Bradford, PA USA asks...

Hi there!

I was at a game last night where Red was inside Black's box. One red player was attempting to shoot and one Black defender was defending and the Black goalie was able to come out and grab the ball. The black goalie then cleared the...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/1/2017

Garner Felicien of Castries , Saint Lucia asks...

If a player is injured and on the ground can the referee show that player a yellow card ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/29/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN USA asks...

What would happen if a goal is accidentally scored by a referee? Is the goal disallowed or allowed? for example it hits off the referee and goes into the goal, what is the correct restart?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/26/2017

Nick of Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

Thank you all for your reassurance regarding my previous question. I was almost certain it was correct, too, but the apoplectic reaction from the Red team's coach on the day and the responses on social media had me bewildered - surely they (the coach...

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