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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 11/23/2016

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

Hi Refs,

a couple of questions can a player score directly from a kick off or does it have to be touched by a teammate before a shot on goal is taken.Q2 forward is one on one with goalkeeper about 10 yards outside keepers penalty area forwar...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 11/17/2016

Rolando J Morales of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

I am a bit confused on the LOFTG regarding the use of the whistle. Do the laws mandate that a whistle must be used in certain situations? I know that it is a control tool and that it should be used to convey a message to the players, coaches and spec...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/18/2016

Biju Johny of kuwiat, kuwiat kuwait asks...

Team A scored a goal.Team A took the ball and kept in center.Team B kick the ball direct to Team A Goal and went to goal.Referee first award goal then Team A protest Team A players not reached to their half.First time referee award goal then changed ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/10/2016

Brian of Brooklyn, Ny USA asks...

Hi Gents,

Question(s) regarding kickoff restart.

Must the team taking the kickoff have a player standing next to the ball? Is it legal for a player standing away from the ball (in or outside his team's semi-circle) to run toward th...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/2/2016

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

Can a player score an own goal from a kickoff?...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 9/15/2016

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

The new LoGs state that a referee may not manufacture the outcome of a dropped ball. Given that, how would you handle a situation were a keeper makes a save and before distributing the ball notifies you that it is flat. You are close enough that you...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 9/13/2016

Mark of San Jose, CAlifornia USA asks...

For dropped ball, I understand it must at least two players for it to be a legal goal. If the ball is dropped and a player dribbles around the penalty area, hasn't touched a player, just the dribbling player,t hen leaves the penalty area and then sho...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 8/9/2016

Sam of Santa Clara, CA USA asks...

In the new laws, it says that it has to at least touch two players in order for it to be a legal goal if it enters the goal, from a dropped ball. If a player takes the ball from a dropped ball and dribbled it and shoots and scores, is that still a le...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 8/9/2016

Trevor Cox of Reading, PA USA asks...

Now that, at the kick-off, the ball may be passed backwards, has the law on players being in their own half changed? I notice the kicking player is always in the opponents half at kick-off, it will be very difficult for the kicking player to pass bac...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 8/6/2016

Matt Noah of Fargo, ND USA asks...

This references a kick-off. The video of the kick-off can be viewed at starting at around the 35:45 mark.

The team in white clearly is not in their half of the field for the kick-off. Af...

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