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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

Kenneth of San Diego, CA US asks...

Who has a 'right' to the ball after a goal is scored. It is my understanding that since the game will be restarted by the defending team that got scored on, it is their ball.

However, most of the time one team will retrieve the ball uncontes...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

Mike Rose of Silver spring, Md Usa asks...

A player on defense uses his hands to keep a shot from going in the goal. The ref delays calling the handball and a offensive player slams the deflected ball into the net. After this happens the AR tells the ref that the goal scorer was offside. My q...

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Mechanics 7/21/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Having now viewed the Valencia tackle on a larger and better screen, I can certainly see why the red is issued, although the long delay in issuing the card is confusing.

In Ref MCHUGH's feedback he mentions the 'Finger tips feeling' lesson ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/20/2017

MARV of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

I am extremely confused. The LOTG defines the word 'offence' as 'an action which/breaks/infringes/violates the LOTG...'.

In the LOTG Details of all Law Changes Section 12.15 indicates that if the ball is in play and a player commits an offen...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/19/2017

MARV of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

I am the CR. During active play while the ball/play is near the centre circle, a defender in his own penalty area yells dissent toward the AR over a 'missed call' that took place seconds before.

An offence/misconduct has been directed toward...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/19/2017

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Does the goalkeeper have the right to take the ball in someone else's penalty area?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/19/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

There was a straight red shown to the Man U captain on the day " Antonio Valencia " in a recent preseason match.

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/video/1002218563676/United-captain-Valencia-sent-off

Certainly a bookable offence howeve...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/18/2017

gary bishop of manchester, uk asks...

If player 1 is in an offside position. Then his team mate breaks forward from an onside position and travels forward with player 1, leaving the defenders behind them.
The team mate then passes the ball diagonally backwards to Player 1 who only ha...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/16/2017

Rick Beaver of Barrie, Canada asks...

Indirect free kick to the defending team due to an offside offence by the attacking team in the goal area. Does the restart take place from where the offence occured as per Law 11 or can the indirect kick be taken from anywhere in the goal area as pe...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/10/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

In a game I was working as a single official, the ball is rolling on its way out of bounds with no players near the ball. A parent gets up from his seat and picks up the ball as it is about to touch the line (well before ball is off the pitch). I ins...

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Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef





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