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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/22/2017

Junior kabirat of Southampton, Hampshire Uk asks...

If when I take a shot, I unintentionally hit someone with my follow through, is that a foul? ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 8/21/2017

john of new orleans, la usa asks...

I'm curious as to what your crew thinks about interacting with fans as a referee. As a youth referee obviously we deal a lot with parents on the sideline right a few yards from the field and directly behind one of the ARs.

For me personally,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/21/2017

Colin Brown of Warrington, UK asks...

If the ball is in play rolling along the goal line between the post and edge of penalty area and two players chasing the ball are off the pitch due to momentum. If the defender pulls the shirt of the attacker to prevent him getting the ball, where is...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/21/2017

Bob Gates of Gosport, Hants United Kingdom asks...

Please clear up a query for me.In the last minute of the additional time, in yesterday's Huddersfield v Newcastle match. The referee appeared to give Newcastle a free kick for offside against Mounie, who had apparently, according to the assistant, co...

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League Specific 8/20/2017

Diego of Panama, Panama asks...

Due to weather conditions (lightning, rain) we had to stop a game in the second period.

We were playing a 40 minute game (20 and 20) and the game has to be stopped at minute 32. So there are 8 minutes that we couldn't play.
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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 8/20/2017

Samer of Zahle, Beqaa Lebanon asks...

I've watched matches of FCBarcelona vs real betis and real madrid vs deportivo on 20/8/2017.
There was 4 or 5 shots that hit the posts or crossbar and then went out of play in these 2 matches, and then the possession was given to the team that t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/19/2017

Gerald of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Can an advantage be played for a deliberate handball? ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/18/2017

Paul Burch of New Hartford, Connecticut USA asks...

With the recent small sided game initiative for youth soccer, in particular the IFK for a header, where is the ball spotted if the header by the defending team is within the goal area or penalty area? The USYSA states 'or on goal area line if infrac...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/17/2017

Luke Morton of coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

he's the link to the footage of jeff's red card. it's unlisted on youtube so only people with this link can see it

Hopefully you can see the footage here ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/17/2017

Luke Morton of coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

So awarding a penalty and sending the player off would be incorrect? ...

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