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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 6/25/2017

RE: competitive Adult

eileen henrriquez of wadsworth, OHIO united states asks...

my husband plays tournament soccer, and after seeing his last game and doing research i have to ask this question. time was almost up for his game. his team had the ball and was headed toward the goal box. as soon as a pass was made and literaly almo...

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Other 6/24/2017

RE: Youth Under 15

Ian Connell of Glasgow, Scotland asks...

If a referee in a youth Scottish cup tie is related to one of the teams coaches,is cousin. Is this a conflict of interest?...

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Other 6/23/2017

RE: Under 19

glenn of bay area, ca usa asks...

How do you feel, as a referee, about artificial turf vs. natural grass fields?

I know that professional players really hate artificial turf (I remember the US Women's team boycotting a few years ago because they were forced to play and pract...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The LOTG do not appear to indicate the kind of restart (IFK / DFK / Drop ball) for the specific following scenario.

What is the restart (INDFK / DFK / Drop ball) if a substitute committed a VC action when the ball is in play and is either:
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Law 11 - Offside 6/22/2017

RE: high school/travel High School

richard hawkins of seaford, new york usa asks...

1. is it possible to be offsides on a goal kick?
2. is it possible to be offsides on a goalie punt?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2017

RE: Amateur Adult

Amy Lloyd of Santa Cruz, California USofA asks...

In a match report filed 2 years ago by a referee I have now found 'alternate facts.' To be blunt, this referee has lied about incidents and anyone reading the description will not find anything wrong as it would appear justifiable. One incident is de...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/21/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Peter Cox of London, Ontario Canada asks...

Two attacking players have beat the last defender and are approaching the goalkeeper. Player A wants to pass to Player B. Can Player A provide a FORWARD pass for Player B to receive, provided Player B is level with, or behind, the ball at the time of...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/21/2017

RE: Adult

Jeff Braun of Strathroy, Ontario Canada asks...

If a penalty kick rebounds of the crossbar or post and the kicker takes another kick or in any way touches the ball, Is it offside?...

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Mechanics 6/20/2017

RE: rec, select Under 17

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

What is the best position for the center ref to be in , in order, to assess field player encroachment during the penalty. Also, what us the restart if the kicker feints, how about if the ball goes backward at first touch? ...

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Mechanics 6/20/2017

RE: rec, select Under 17

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

During an assessment as a center, my assessor said I should be at the drop zone during free kicks, can anyone elaborate on this term? I always felt as long as I could see the ar and stay about ten yards away from the players , I was fine....

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