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Providing answers to questions regarding soccer rules since October 11, 1999.

Law 15 - Throw In 7/20/2014

RE: Adult

Alex of Oslo, Outside US Norway asks...

Hello. I refereed a game yesterday when I awarded a throw-in. The player from the team that won the throw ended up sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch.

The player picked up the ball and threw it otherwis...

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League Specific 7/20/2014

RE: Competitive Under 14

Mark of Jericho, New York USA asks...

Corner kick deflects off a defenseman into the goal, does the kicker get credit for the goal??...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/18/2014

RE: Rec Under 18

Rebecca Dempster of Melrose, MA United States asks...

Are unconventional methods for moving a ball down the field against the rules? For example, could two players trap the ball between them and run down the field? Could a player balance a ball on his back or on top of his head and run with it? Could a ...

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Other 7/17/2014

RE: College

Aquib of Srinagar, J&k India asks...

Can players play if the ball rebounds from goalkeeper?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2014

RE: Rec Adult

Thomas Adler of Frankfurt, Germany asks...

Regarding the Law 12...
A player (A) is having the ball and opponent (B) comes from behind and kicks the ball. After that there is a leg contact, legs touched and A steps on ankle of B. Foul committed by A, foul committed by B or nothing above?
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2014

RE: Under 17

Alex of Fort Worth, TX USA asks...

I got red card that I do not feel I deserved.

I always follow up any time the ball heads towards the goalkeeper. I run right at him and stop just inches short just in case he drops the ball, or makes a mistake playing the ball. I want to ...

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Mechanics 7/16/2014

RE: Rec, Select, Competitive Under 15

Mark Yelavich of Roseville, CA USA asks...

I am an experienced referee who mentors other referees acquiring experience. Often I run lines while they center. Recently, a young center referee was being badgered by coaches and the touchline and asked me at halftime if I could center and he cou...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/16/2014

RE: Recreation Adult

Russell of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Thank you for you respective comments regarding my offside scenario. (28596)
Obviously the attacking team in this scenario would favour the reply's from Ref Dawson and Mchugh, while the defending team would go with Ref Wright !

Clearly ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/15/2014

RE: Competitive Under 16

David M of Southern, California USA asks...

My question involves the 2014 World Cup. I'm sure you have received many questions regarding certain plays in the various games. My question involves the collision between Higuain and Neuer in the 57th minute of the World Cup Final. I've spoken to...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/15/2014

RE: Advanced Under 16

James Ballidis of Newport Beach, California United States asks...

Here is a twist to offside question that came up with a coach, Player attacker is clearly in an offside position, opponent's half of the field, closer to the goal than the second to last defender and ball is further up field in possession of the def...

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