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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/26/2015

RE: Adult

bob of sawbridgeworth, herts england asks...

Tottenham were awarded a penalty in stoppage time. the penalty was taken and saved after the stoppage time allocated was over. the ball was then hit into the goal by the penalty taker although the time was already up.
Why was the goal allowable...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/26/2015

RE: grade 7 Under 19

Matthew Altman of Malta, NY USA asks...

Does Balotelli's penalty kick fall under the acceptable definition of 'feinting'? It seems the he stops on top of the ball and causes the goalie to begin his dive before kicking.

LAW 14- THE PENALTY KICK
Procedure
Feinting to take a...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 2/26/2015

RE: Adult

Jose of Capivari, SÃo Paulo Brazil asks...

If the ref is in doubt about who last touched the ball, if the attacker or the defender, before the ball crosses the end line to a corner kick or a goal kick. What should the ref do?
...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/26/2015

RE: Competetive Under 19

Lee of London, UK asks...

A penalty has been awarded. 4 mins injury time was added on and all 4 mins have now passed. The penalty is taken but keeper saves it but parries ball back to the taker who shoots and scores.
The referee awards the goal and signals end of play.<...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/24/2015

RE: competive College

Milind of Nasik, Maharashtra india asks...

Hi,
Is it possible to pass the ball during a penalty kick? I have seen a video of an Ajax player, he lays it off to a teammate from the penalty spot. The teammate races down to score the goal?...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/24/2015

RE: Ex soccer player Adult

Bryan of London, Ontario Canada asks...

I could be wrong and it has been a long time since I played (1960)
but I seem to remember that in the event of a penalty, the penalty taker could not touch the ball again if it came back off the goalkeeper
or was it the bar or post I don't kn...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/24/2015

RE: Competive College

Milind of NASHIK ROAD, Maharashtra India asks...

Hello Sir,
Suppose a player has a very short height and he tries to head the ball while the opponent kicks the ball with his feet, is it considered dangerous play/? If a defender is clearing the ball with a diving header at very low height and th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/23/2015

RE: Under 14

gary west of BIRMINGHAM, uk asks...

A THROW IN WAS ABOUT TO BE TAKEN, BUT WHILE HE WAS WAITING THE THROW IN TO BE TAKEN, THE REFEREE SAW AN INFRINGEMENT IN THE PENALTY BOX AND HE GAVE A PENALTY. cAN THIS HAPPEN EVEN THOUGH THE BALL HAS NOT PHYSICALLY COME INTO PLAY...

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2/23/2015

RE: Competative Under 18

Bruce martin of Epsom, Encland asks...

Can a substitute come on to take a penalty with his first touch...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 2/23/2015

RE: Adult

Richard of Ilford of Ilford, England asks...

re: Penalty Kicks.

In a recent Premier League match, a penalty kick was taken after extra time had elapsed.
The kick was saved by the Goalkeeper, who pushed the ball out. The Penalty Kicker followed up to score. The goal was allowed.
...

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