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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2017

RE: Presidio Under 13

Gerhard of La Jolla, CA USA asks...

If the keeper slides to catch a ball close to the line of the penalty box, but is slide takes part of his body - lets say the feet and legs - past the line to the outside of the box, does that count as a 'handball'?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2017

RE: Varsity High School

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

Wow the play back to the keeper certainly has brought up a lot of discussion! And it has happened a lot in my daughter's HS games so far this year. Here's another one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLu31B9ZoF8

The two defenders ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2017

RE: Competitive Under 13

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

I see this type of play a lot. Dark Blue is attacker, lighter blue is defender. Defender takes an angle and gets to the ball first. Looks like attacker makes no attempt to play the ball and runs through the defender as the defender kicks the ball ...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/20/2017

RE: Competitive Under 13

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

This play is an example of a flag raised too quickly by the AR I think. Keep an eye on #12 in Dark Blue. He is clearly in onside position when the long ball is struck; his teammate (#19 I think) certainly is not. But the AR raised his flag immedia...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/20/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Situation: near the end of the first half, the (no AR) referee notices the keeper 'likely' infringing on the 18 yard line, reaching the hands over the line to drop the ball for a punt. The ref is not close enough to be sure, so lets it go.

W...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 4/19/2017

RE: College

Adhish of New York, New York USA asks...

If a player standing inside the goal line saves the goal before the ball crosses the line. Will the goal be considered?...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/19/2017

RE: Football lover & a Football player(not professiona College

STHITADHI DAS of KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL INDIA asks...

Suppose my teammate passes me the forward to me when I am in onside position, i.e. the opponent defenders are ahead to me. I beat them and reaches to the space between the opponent goalkeeper and the defenders, but I find that my another teammate was...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/19/2017

RE: Competitive Under 19

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana USA asks...

There was a play between neymar and sami khedira in the second leg of the barcelona vs juvenuts. As khedira was clearing the ball, neymar try blocking the ball, but was a little deflection from neymar's cleats but his studs hit khedira's foot. Is it ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/18/2017

RE: Recreational Adult

Barry of dublin, dublin ireland asks...

My question is if a player is fouled outside the area and his momentum brings him into the box can the ref then award a penalty? this question is in response to champions league game between Leicester city and athletico madrid. not so much about that...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/17/2017

Jeff B of Boulder, CO United States asks...

In the referenced question, the ball was deliberately kicked by a defensive player and went to the keeper who picked it up (though arguably it was not originally *intended for* the keeper). In a previous question on the same subject (http://asktheref...

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