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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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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/3/2011

Andrea Berg of Collins, Iowa USA asks...

The player is running toward the ball and it bounces up never hits the ground barley right outside the line, player was able to get to it while the ball was still in the air and kick it back in. Would this still be considered out? ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/19/2011

Steve M. Marquez of La Mirada, CA USA asks...

In a pool play match, both teams are advancing to the next round. It is a tie match so far and both teams are comfortable if it should end with that outcome. GK has possession (with her feet) of live ball, dribbles to top of PA and stands there. Doi...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 5/6/2011

Brant Kelly of High Point, NC USA asks...

Goalie runs out to cover a ball near the box line. He slides to cover the ball and in the process his body leaves the penalty box but the ball never leaves the box. Goalie makes sure the ball never leaves the box while he is standing up.
Foul or ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 4/17/2011

Mario of El Paso , TX United States asks...

Does a ref need to blow the whistle everytime the ball is brought into play from the sideline?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/21/2011

Rajan of Van Nuys, California usa asks...

Team A attacker enters the penalty area with the ball and is taken down by Team B defender for a clear penalty kick for Team A. However before the ref has a chance to whistle and signal for a penalty kick Team A attacker, as he is down or going down,...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/21/2011

Bob of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Can I award a free kick without having first blown my whistle to stop play?
This sounds a bit of a weird one but let me explain.

This was a heated U18's cup game with the score at one all, 10 minutes to go. A defender and attacker collid...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/4/2011

David Cassells of Cowes, Victoria Australia asks...

Should a free kick be given if the foul happened after a goal was scored? So a second shot at goal?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 1/23/2011

Devon B of San Diego, a USA asks...

When kicking a corner kick. If the ball curves in the air outside the field of play and curves back into the field of play without touching the ground. Is this okay and allowed. For example when a right footed kicker kicks with a curve from the right...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/16/2010

John of Newcastle, NSW Australia asks...

Three related questions
(1)When a player is injured and the ball is deliberately kicked out so the injured player can be treated, how is the game restarted

(2) It seems to have become the custom that the team that the team that has ...

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