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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/9/2018

Eduardo of christmas, fl usa asks...

Please clarify the statement in LAW 13. Am I understanding correctly that the second bullet below would only occur if the free kick left the penalty area and then came back in? Also, it doesn't have to be deliberate, any handling would apply correc...

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High School 10/8/2018

K Turner of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

In our region we dont have an official high school timekeeper so we basically follow IFAB Laws with CR keeping time. Before accounting for any extra time (including an injury stop) the first half could have ended right at 40 minutes as a team was o...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/8/2018

Fuzesya Anatol of Sighet, MM Romania asks...

Hello! https://www.digisport.ro/fotbal/liga-1/live-video-text-astra-cfr-cluj-2100-digi-sport-1-brigada-de-liga-campionilor-la-giurgiu-533489
Why was the goal disallowed? It is minute 2 of the game. Thank you!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/7/2018

Christian L Casimir of kaukauna, WI United States asks...

I am a keeper. I made a save on a hard shot one on one. I got up with the ball and realized my sock and shin guard were askew. I sat the ball down to readjust it and picked it up...I was well within the 6 secs..The ref called a foul on me. I have...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/6/2018

Ethan Banaszak of CAMERON PARK, CA USA asks...

During the match, if the ball strikes the referee then goes directly out of bounds without touching any other player, what would be the correct restart?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 10/6/2018

Ryan D Drake of Klamath Falls, Oregon (OR) United States asks...

My question regards the ball going out of bounds and playing until you hear the whistle. These two situations both happened in a game recently.

First, I had a player cautioned for continuing to try to win the ball after it had gone over the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/5/2018

terri d. of oakton, va usa asks...

A defender shields the ball rolling towards her goalie with her arms. She did not kick the ball, but the ball comes within playing distance to her, for her to shield; are her out-stretch arms allowed for shielding?...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/5/2018

Dr Yott of Preston, UK asks...

Offside again :)

Defense push forward in a line with the ball leaving Attacker1 on edge on penalty spot in an offside position.

Attacker2 tackles, wins ball, dribbles forward to goal line / corner (ball now ahead of Attacker1) and p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/4/2018

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello!

Defender passes the ball to his goalkeeper (back-pass). Goalkeeper kicks this ball. After this kick ball touches goalkeeper's hand.

I am thinking about this. In the penalty area it is offence (back-pass rule). But outside the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/4/2018

trevor isaacs of Saint AUgustine, FL USA asks...

Forward gets a break away one on one with keeper, ball is on the ground
1. Keeper goes to ground, tips the ball away from forward, forward's momentum causes him to crash into keeper's knee, forward goes down...Referee call a penalty. Referee sa...

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