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Other 12/10/2017

Aadrian of Conway, AR United States asks...

At the high school football state championship game a fan from the opposing team ran out on the field with 3 seconds left in the game and the refs gave them a 15 yard unsportsmanlike penalty! They also added 9 seconds to the clock as well; is this th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/9/2017

Alan of Kings Langley, Herts United Kingdom asks...

West Ham vs Chelsea today
Player booked for jumping into the crowd after scoring, why arent the other two players that also jump into the crowd with him not booked?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/8/2017

Nick of Calgary , Alberta Canada asks...

Can the goal keeper handle the ball in the penalty D in indoor soccer in alberta...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/8/2017

Eric of Kirkland, WA United States asks...

Is it a handball if the defender puts their arm in front of their face before an offensive player blasts the ball at them (the ball strikes the arm, but isn't 'handled' beyond that)?

And secondarily, should I be teaching my players to do thi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/7/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana United States asks...

1. In a scenario where an attacking player is 1v1 against a defending player and the defender is the only player left besides the goalkeeper. If the attacker dribbles past the defender and the defender tries to take the ball away with a slide tackle ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/7/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a follow-up question to something that referee Dawson said. If we suppose that the ball has already crossed the goal line (a miss) & therefore out of play when there's a late tackle, referee Dawson said that could be a yellow or red card for ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/7/2017

Deryck Sayers of Santa Clarita, CA United States asks...

2 questions, simple ones really.

Im a goal keeper and a free kick was awarded in my favor, inside the 18 yard box. I took the kick short to one of my defenders who received the ball inside the 18 yard box. The referee insisted that any kick,...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/6/2017

Andrew wilshire of Bristol, England asks...

If a defender slides off the pitch behind the goal when trying to make an interception
is he still active and acts as a defender in play
Therefore being involved in offside decision even though he's off the pitch ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/6/2017

Nia Kusnin of KL, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia asks...

Hi, I have 2 questions on offside.

1) Attacking player no 7 is on offside position while attacking player no 11 is onside. A ball was played through in between them, they both going for the ball. But, player 11 managed to get the ball and pl...

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High School 12/5/2017

Richard Duncan of Frostburg, MD USA asks...

My daughters and I were watching the NCAA women's semi-final game between Duke and UCLA. The match went to penalty kicks after regulation and OT. The announcer said that any team member was available to make the PK and in fact one girl who did not ...

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