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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/26/2015

bob of sawbridgeworth, herts england asks...

Tottenham were awarded a penalty in stoppage time. the penalty was taken and saved after the stoppage time allocated was over. the ball was then hit into the goal by the penalty taker although the time was already up.
Why was the goal allowable...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/16/2015

Gregg Dalley of Benfleet, Essex England asks...

If in a cup game the referee plays an incorrect period of extra time, for example 5 minutes each way when it should have been 10 minutes. No goal are scored and the game is decided on penalties and the game is concluded.

After the game the r...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 12/1/2014

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

Hi refs,
I was at a u13 girls tournament the weekend watching a game red team were winning 2-1 with 4 minutes remaining whenever they got possesion the player
ran to the corner flag to waste time
encouraged by their coach,this happened
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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/30/2014

Roy Gomes of Woburn , Mads USA asks...

Tournament game - ref calls a free kick about 20 yes out - my player asks for 10 yes the ref paces off the 10 and the steps to the side and calls the game over before we can shoot. He didn't even blow the whistle to resume play just to end it?? Shoul...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/30/2014

k gerrard of warrington, cheshire asks...

Under 16s game one team winning 3 - 1 and only 3 minutes left of game a two footed tackle happens next to touchline ref doesn't give foul player badly hurt stops game gets abuse from manger dealing with injured lad told manger to leave field as he wa...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/27/2014

George Wedge of Ormideia, Larnaca Cyprus asks...

A match is played and a team is leading 3-0 and just as the third goal goes in a defender falls awkwardly and badly injures their ankle (just before half time). The injured player cannot be moved from the field of play so the game is stopped while he...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/24/2014

Darin of coeurdalene, id usa asks...

The ref may change a decision 'provided that he has not restarted play or terminated the match'. (quote from 2013-14 laws of the game)

I understand the restart part, i.e. calling back a goal after realizing there was an offside. Provided th...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/22/2014

Shane of Manlius, New York USA asks...

I recently watched a game where a player, during the game, walked over to the touch line and took off his shinguards and tossed them away off the field. The assistant referee just told him to put them back on. Was this the proper thing for him to do?...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 11/6/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, delaware usa asks...

Why are referees taking over games and why do they have so much power to stop a game over and over? (high school and college) Some referees are making games very hard to watch by stopping the game on every play and giving the loosing team a huge adv...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 10/27/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, delaware usa asks...

Does a referee have to allow a free kick to be tacking on the last play of the game? (The ball hits a defenders hand, and a referee calls a handball, the attacking teams quickly puts the ball down to take the free kick, and a defender stands in fron...

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