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Law 7 - Match Duration 6/26/2016

Dave Yearwood of Gillingham, Kent United Kingdom asks...

Today my team was playing a match in a 7-a-side tournament. It was the dying seconds of the game we were losing 4-3 my player scored as the referee started to blow his whistle and went in before he'd blown it for the third time to signal the end of t...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 5/25/2016

Matt Noah of Fargo, ND USA asks...

Thank you both for your excellent responses to my question. I especially enjoyed the Clive Thomas video. In youth soccer, many coaches employ tactics which slow down games in hopes that the game ends prior to the opposing team having an opportunity...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 5/24/2016

Matt Noah of Fargo, ND USA asks...

A referee awarded our team a corner kick. While setting up for the corner kick, the referee blew his whistle for halftime and were not allowed to take our corner kick? Is this the correct call and can you point to a section of the rules which cover...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 5/20/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I know the referee can't change the amount of time for the 2nd half, but I thought the question involved finishing the first half.

Suppose the ball goes over the touch line & referee blows the whistle to end the first half & immediately real...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 5/19/2016

peter babbage of hjørring, Denmark asks...

I'm sure you must have covered this before biut I can't locate it. The referee plays just 40 minutes in the first half. In the break he realises his mistake. So shpould he then play an extra 5 minutes after t eh break, then stop play and restart to p...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 4/26/2016

Brian Cole of Topeka, Kansas Isa asks...

Our team was awarded a corner kick at the end of the game as time is expiring. We place ball, kick, as ball is in air, ref blows whistle, we score.

Ref said 'no score' game over. I asked ref about allowing the play to finish. He said 'no'...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 3/25/2016

Sebastian of Roanoke, Virginia USA asks...

If a half is ended a couple minutes early, should that time be added at the end of the next half? If so, do I have to have the coaches of bothe team's permission to add that time?...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/17/2016

Jimmy of Houston, Texas US asks...

The referee called for a penalty kick at the end of the game and after the penalty kick was scored, the referee ended the game by blowing his whistle and not realizing his AR had called a violation on the offense. The referee had the team to retake t...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 1/30/2016

Michael of Glasgow, Uk Scotland asks...

Roma v Frosinone

Last kick of the ball the keeper then makes a save. The ball goes out of play and the referee blows the whistle. Because the referee never blew till the ball had crossed the line, should this still count as a corner even tho...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 1/9/2016

Rochelle Munger of Vashon, Washington United States asks...

Hello my 5th grade intramural students are learning about ball scoring games, and the relationship to the game buzzer. For instance, in basketball if you shoot the ball, if the buzzer goes off to end a quarter/game/shot clock and your ball falls th...

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