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Other 9/29/2019

Steve of London, UK asks...

At a free kick you often see a goalkeeper stand on one side of the goal expecting a wall to cover the other. Inevitably the attacker scores in the empty side of the goal.
Why cant the defending team place a defender behind the goal line who could...

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Other 9/23/2019

Bridget Merdan of Loretto, Minnesota United States asks...

My son plays keeper primarily. This weekend we played the same team on Sat (home) and Sun (away). One of opposing team members was playing very aggressively (also he was the biggest kid on the field by far). Within the 1st 15 mins of the game he h...

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Other 9/8/2019

Corinna of Del Mar, CA United States asks...

Are referees held to the same standards as players, coaches, and parents regarding use of profanity and abusive behavior (ie, using profanity and screaming at a 10 year old player and pointing fingers in the player's face because he disagrees with he...

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Other 9/7/2019

Omar of Alexandria, Alexandria Egypt asks...

What does idfk mean...

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Other 9/1/2019

Abe Ibrahim of Irvine, CA United States asks...

In the game between 'Burnley v. Liverpool', the announcer said the players both grounded; I never heard of that before; is that a new role

Please see Link below.
8:45 - The foul
9:22 - The statement

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Other 8/25/2019

Dick Mohrmann of Bremerton, Washington USA asks...

If FIFA is the overall governing boby for soccer/football why is IFAB now in charge of the Laws of the Game?...

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Other 8/20/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

1000% agree with Matt - It's a warm and fuzzy feeling when you can connect a part of your match (mental or physical) with something learnt from this site.

Also - Ref Dawson unleashed his favourite line for the first time in a while ...'your ...

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Other 7/24/2019

Tony of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

I wrote this comment nearly a year ago to the day and I have the same tournament coming up this weekend. I assume this tournament will still have this 'mercy rule' in effect. It's not a real mercy rule where the game ends, but if a team scores more t...

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Other 7/21/2019

gary of Nashua, NH usa asks...

Should a ref continue the game if he has been assaulted in any way, provided he/she has sent the offending part off and is physically okay?...

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Other 7/14/2019

Lynda Pollard of GRAVESEND, Kent United Kingdom asks...

Hi there
Advice needed if possible please. My son plays for a local team. At a recent fun day organised by the club's managers, for all the children at the club (8to 15 year olds), one of our referees sent my son off. The man is a qualified FA r...

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