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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/26/2017

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, TN usa asks...

I was refereeing a U12 boys match. Several of the young men would slide as they kicked the ball. Most of the time the other players would be several feet from them when they did it. However, there was a time other players were around them. Since ...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 3/26/2017

Ajax of LONDON, United Kingdom asks...

Team A has a corner,the players take up there positions,the referee is standing outside the box.
The ball comes in and a player from team B kicks the ball clear; only for it to ricochet off the referee back and into the goal.
My question is i...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/26/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Interesting situation in a recent QC qualifying match between Australia (Socceroos) v Iran.

The Soccerroos were awarded a DFK centre field and approx 3 to 4m outside the penalty arc. As Iran set a wall at the required distance, an Australian...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/25/2017

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

1. Today the CR stopped play in the first half to inspect my son's footwear and called the AR over to assist. After the game, my son told me that at the time they weren't sure about the number of studs on the cleats. Apparently they determined tha...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/25/2017

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, tn usa asks...

Question concerning the keeper controlling the ball. Keeper was outside of the box and intercepted the ball from the other team and controlled ball with his feet. He dribbled the ball back into penalty box area and then picked the ball up. I calle...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/25/2017

Samuel Joe Wusseh Okyere of Greater- Accra, Ghana asks...

just Last Sunday in Ghana, there was a game between two rivals that Hearts of Oak against Asante Kotoko.

in 82 minutes, Hearts of Oak striker shoot a ball out of the 18-yard box and Asante Kotoko defender dived in the box to block the ball o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/25/2017

Brad of Edinburgh, Scotland asks...

An attacker is fouled by the defender with a late tackle. The attacker gets to his feet frustrated and pushes the defender in the chest with two hands (medium strength, not enough to knock the defender off balance) then turns around to get the ball. ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 3/24/2017

Matt of Salt Lake City, UT USA asks...

During a goal kick, the kicker stumbles as he approaches the ball, and his foot strikes the ball and it begins to roll forward. Although it seems clear that the ball will not leave the penalty are before its momentum is spent, the kicker runs forwar...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 3/24/2017

andy elliot of palm coast, FL United States asks...

when did the rules for a penalty kick change? it used to be all players except the kicker and the goalkeeper only were to be inside the area until the ball was kicked. Now I see as many as 6 or 7 players inside. According to the rules almost every ki...

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High School 3/23/2017

Rick Barns of Birmingham, AL USA asks...

a corner kick was awarded. The corner flag was in an upright vertical position and there was no wind and thereby stationary.

The AR held the top of the flag and pulled/leaned it over the end line and away from the kicker taking the kick. Th...

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