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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 1/12/2020

GARRY of Selby, England asks...

If a goalkeeper takes a goal kick and the wind blows the ball back into his goal net is a goal given...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/11/2020

Richard of Brentwood, Uk asks...

A cross comes in from the wing into the penalty area and the ball hits both defender and attacker simultaneously on their arms and the ball deflects into the net. Is this handball by the attacker and the goal disallowed....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/10/2020

Richard Wheatley of Stondon Massey, - United Kingdom asks...

If a defender in his own penalty area inadvertently handles the ball and quite rightly no penalty is given, then with his next touch launches the ball forward where his centre forward runs onto the ball and scores will this be ruled out by VAR as a g...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/8/2020

Henok of Hawassa, South Ethiopia asks...

My question is in law 11 about deflection ball is offside or onside....

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 1/7/2020

Gargy of Haifa, Haifa Israel asks...


I have a question regarding a penalty kick during the game.
The law says that:

the player taking the penalty kick or a team-mate offends:
˘if the ball enters the goal, the kick is retaken
˘if the ball does not ent...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 1/5/2020

Rob of Bristol, UK asks...

A goalkeeper passes a goal kick to his teammate and the teammate that he has just passed to, passes it back to him before the ball is touched by any other player. Is this allowed? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/30/2019

Larry of Danville, CA US asks...

Happy Holidays, and thanks for taking the time to answer all the questions that you do. I am a regular visitor to this site and it is very much appreciated.
I'd like to get your take on the following. A goal keeper makes an easy save on a shot fr...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/28/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Merry Festive season to all.

Foul or no foul " evidently not according to only those that decide.
In the lead up to the second goal for Wolves v Man City, I'm surprised the 'challenge' on Mendy as he (foolishly) attempted to shield the b...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/28/2019

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


in Premier League match Wolverhampton vs. Man City (3-2) Adama Traore charges with his chest to Mendy's back before second goal.

Is it legal to do this by the chest? (The rules speak only about shoulder to shoulder charge.)
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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/26/2019

Karl Robinson of coleraine, LONDONDERRY United Kingdom asks...

Quick question. I was reffing a game a few weeks ago, and the blue team were attacking in the red teams box, and the blue team ends up scoring a goal.

However, I only realised after the goal was socred and at the protest of the red coaches t...

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