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Other 1/13/2018

George of London, United Kingdom asks...

If a player passes back to the keeper and the keeper proceeds to scoop he ball into his own net, does the own goal count as the keepers or as the passers if the pass is going on target?...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 1/7/2018

Chris Johnson of Bishops Stortford, Herts England asks...

Hi ya Chaps

Just read your excellent article online about officiating youth football.

I have a question I'd hope that you can help with.

Can the linesman be on the pitch when running the line?

The reason I ask is, ...

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Other 1/6/2018

Jeff Banks of Captain Cook, USA asks...

Is there a difference between referring girls v boys? Even though the same laws are applied, I have heard that there are differences in referee techniques in maintaining control of the match. ...

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Other 1/6/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I just watched it. Maybe the link was temporarily down....

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 1/6/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Unlike some of the panel, I'd be comfortable with the fact that my AR had noticed the player returning to the FOP without permission, after all, is that not part the job of all match officials.

Just like all of the panel, I'd wave it off as ...

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Other 12/20/2017

Muhammad Rizwan Khan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...

Sir, I just want to confirm that all these changes are now revised and added into new law of Game? or its only for Premier League.. ?


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Other 12/18/2017

Aaron of Houston, TX USA asks...

Out of personal preference and your vast experience as soccer referees, what rules in the Laws of the Game (not HS/college) would you like to be added/changed/removed?...

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Other 12/18/2017

Claes of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...


FUTSAL, Law 15.

In our local comp there are 2 schools of thought regarding Kick-In fouls. One way is: as long as any part of the planted foot touching the line during the kick-in, it is legal. The second way is to call it a fou...

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Other 12/13/2017

Tony of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...


A goalie may only have possession for 4 seconds in his own half and may only play the ball once until it touches an opposing player. However, if he is in the attacking zone or the opposing zone he can play as a normal player.

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Other 12/10/2017

Aadrian of Conway, AR United States asks...

At the high school football state championship game a fan from the opposing team ran out on the field with 3 seconds left in the game and the refs gave them a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty! They also added 9 seconds to the clock as well; is this th...

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