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League Specific 8/31/2017

Justin of Hubbard, OR United States asks...

I was wondering if you have to get a different type of badge for every type of soccer you ref... plz respond...

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League Specific 8/20/2017

Diego of Panama, Panama asks...

Due to weather conditions (lightning, rain) we had to stop a game in the second period.

We were playing a 40 minute game (20 and 20) and the game has to be stopped at minute 32. So there are 8 minutes that we couldn't play.
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League Specific 8/10/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

Say you have what was a pretty heated match (as most boys/men's high skill level games over age 14 or so are) with a number of yellow cards, possible ejections, confrontations, etc.

What is the referee's jurisdiction to completely prevent a ...

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League Specific 8/6/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

Wanted to write a follow up response to the refs for this question I wrote

Mr. Grove: Yes, you are correct that there is a few year grace period, and that there are cheaper options, brands, and models. My point was more the overall message t...

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League Specific 8/6/2017

Peter Babbage of Hjorring, Denmark asks...

I'm a little puzzled about the new sanction from next season in the EPL whereby a player guilty of simulation may get a 2 match ban. As I read it, a player deemed to have 'dived' will receive a yellow card. However, if by doing so, a penalty is incor...

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League Specific 6/13/2017

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia United States asks...

In addition to the answers provided by the panel, referees in the USA like John, may have no choice but to stop play and restart with a dropped ball. USSF and US Youth Soccer have implemented a rule to prohibit heading at the U11 level and below (US...

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League Specific 5/27/2017

Ann of Tralee, Co Kerry Ireland asks...

A player receives two yellow cards in a game. He is sent off and receives a one match ban. The next game he is scheduled to play his club RECEIVES a walk over, does this walk over game count as the 'banned' game??...

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League Specific 5/18/2017

John W of Grandville, Michigan USA asks...

Can an U8 player substitute for a U10 team if the U10 team has players missing?

I am the assistant coach for my older daughter's U10 team, we had a game Friday evening and another game Saturday morning. We had a couple girls that were going ...

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League Specific 4/25/2017

Joey Ingle of Tupelo, MS United States asks...

My questions concerns the keepers and their possesion on the new build out line rule. When does the keeper loose his/her possession of the ball? Here's what we debated over at a recent tournament, we know the keeper can roll, throw or kick the ball ...

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League Specific 4/22/2017

Kenny Macdonald of Armadale, West Lothian United Kingdom asks...

Our opponents were winning 2-1. There was a tackle where one of our players went down with what looked to be a bad injury. The ref waived play on. A coach from our team entered the field of play to attend to the injured player while the ref let play ...

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