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12/5/2019

Dan of Seattle, Wa United States asks...

After mis-controlling a ball and with an attacker then about to score a goal would a goalie jumping on the ball still be an idfk, not dogso?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/3/2019

Joshua Pierce of Wixom, Michigan United States asks...

I have a question to further clarify the change in the rule about goalkeeper handballs. If, as a goalkeeper, I receive a deliberate backpass from a teammate, and I attempt to take a touch in order to settle the ball in front of me (as opposed to tryi...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 12/3/2019

Craig Osborn of Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa asks...

What is the rule on encroachment into the penalty area? If a player has a foot grounded outside the penalty area as the ball is struck by the penalty taker, however he has started his movement towards the ball and although parts of his body are over ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/27/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Ref Dawson mentioned '...a handling foul if it was being flipped about away from the body...' with regard to a jersey sleeve.

Can he please clarify how a loose jersey sleeve could create a 'Handling' foul.

Would it be if the other h...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 11/26/2019

MARK SHILLITO of EPWORTH, ENGLAND asks...

At the weekend i was watching a match where unfortunately one of the players had most of his arm missing.

He was a good player but on several occasions his sleeve of his long shirt whipped several of our players in the face not that he was d...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/23/2019

Mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of DAMASCUS, MD United States asks...

I am confused about what constitutes a keeper having possession of a ball such that the opponent is disqualified from playing that ball. Exactly what are the criteria for determining that a goal keeper ' has possession' of the ball so that when the ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/23/2019

George Sweet of Horsham, West Sussex England asks...

I had an incident today where a defender, who was on the ground, used his legs to protect the ball from the opposition. This was endangering himself so I blew the whistle for a free kick against the defender. As it was in the box, I gave a penalty....

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League Specific 11/21/2019

D Sansom of Edinburgh, UK asks...

We had a player sent off after 12 minutes. The tie went on to extra time and we won 2-1. At the start of the 2nd half of extra time we had 11 players on the pitch for about 1 minute. During this time, nothing of note took place.
We have just b...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 11/20/2019

Lenavishal of Chennai, Tamilnadu Indio asks...

We can shoot the ball from any side of the leg

Then it is goal or not...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2019

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Referee Wright says: 'typically for DOGSO fouls we take the player committing the foul out of the question.'

Does this mean that we should invoke DOGSO even when the infringing player had ample opportunity to prevent the OGSO without committ...

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