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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/6/2012

Doug Farinelli of Springfield, VA USA asks...

If a player stop the ball from going out of bounds using a surface of the body that is out of bounds (i.e. ball is on the line thus inside touch will have the body surface out of bounds) is the call out of bounds?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/5/2012

Mohammed of baghdad, baghdad iraq asks...

Dear Sir,
I have few questions and I'll be grateful if you can reply.
1) The corner area has a curve to show you where the ball should be played from. why is it a curve not a straight line?

2) If we have a corner kick for team A, a p...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 5/8/2012

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Let's say the blue GK kicks the ball & it glances off a red player & goes over the touch line. Although the AR raises the flag & trots toward the 18, a blue player, realizing the ref didn't see it, does a quick throw in. Does that mean it's too late...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 4/23/2012

jeb of vero beach, fl usa asks...

A player shoots and the keeper who is right on the goal line, catches the ball above his head. The AR sees that the whole ball crossed the line and signals that a goal has been scored but the referee doesn't see the AR's signal and play continues. Th...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 4/16/2012

Graham of London, UK asks...

There will be times when a player leaves the field of play briefly as a natural part of the game, through his momentum for example. Now let us suppose that player prevents the ball crossing the touchline or goal line while he is still off the pitch....

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/17/2012

Kathy of Creedmoor, nc usa asks...

Ball was kicked over the side line in the air (slightly) and the wind was blowing and ball landed on the white line. I called it still in play and another player stated since it went over the line in the air, it was out. Who was correct? Me or oth...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/20/2011

Jeremy Croshaw of Balgonie, Saskatchewan Canada asks...

My question deals with the keeper handling the ball. If the keeper has the ball in his hands but steps out of bounds at the back line but the ball is still in play is that out of bounds? Same for the top of the box. If the keeper has the ball in h...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/18/2011

Sarah Stock of Redondo beach, Ca. USA asks...

Here's my situation,
Goalie grabs the ball at the top of the 18 after a shot. Goalie gets pretty close to stepping over the line so the ref blows his whistle (I think for a hand ball at top of box), he then decides that that's not the call and si...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/23/2011

Jim Janszen of Cinti, OH USA asks...

A goalkeeper makes a save, but his legs and feet are clearly out of bounds but the ball remains in bounds. Does goalkeeper maintain possession or should there be a corner kick awarded?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/23/2011

David Aronson of Goleta, Ca UAS asks...

I was the center ref when the ball went out of play, but I didn't see it. The Line ref saw it got out of play pass the goal line and he raised his flag, but i did not see it until the attacking team scored. at that point I noticed the Line Ref's flag...

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