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Character, Attitude and Control 11/5/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Grabbing and holding - as Divyesh of Downside (I grew up not too far from there) mentions happens a lot at set pieces.

And Ref MCHUGH mentioned that they are called as fouls elsewhere (i.e. in general play) on the pitch - and I think why t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/2/2020

Divyesh Lal of Doonside, NSW Australia asks...

Are you allowed to grab and hold during corners because I see this quite alot in the premier league and the champions league, also when does a shoulder-shoulder count as illegal because I've seen some pretty nasty ones this weekend in the arsenal vs ...

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High School 11/1/2020

Ronald A Reed of High Bridge, New Jersey United States asks...

NFHS recently changed the drop rule. When dropping the ball to the defending goalie in the penalty area, can he/she pick up the ball???...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/1/2020

Ian Thomas of Sarnia, Ontario Canada asks...

I recently watched a "Misplays of the Month" on Sportsnet, and one play caught my eye. I found the game later so I could reference it. Hartford Athletic vs Philadelphia Union II, score was tied 2-2, and a Hartford Athletic player, Danny Barrera redir...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/29/2020

Mike Dixon of St Albans, Uk asks...

A coach from the sideline is continually questioning your ability , what are your options. If you ask him to leave and he refuses can you abandon the match. Thx in advance ...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/26/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Line of sight offside call ?

In the recent Arsenal v Leicester City EPL match, an offside call ruled out a goal, reportedly for PIOP impeding the keepers (line of sight).

https://www.yoursoccerdose.com/16924645-arsenal-vs-leices...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/25/2020

micah of athens, al usa asks...

Hey- regarding an indirect kick from outside the penalty area. the opposing team kicked directly into the goal and goalie played the ball off her finger. a goal was awarded? how can this be? ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/25/2020

Fidel Jaary of Auckland - New Zealand, Auckland New Zealand asks...

Hi There,

I had the following situation which i would like your feedback on:

The tournament rules and FIFA rules clearly stated that players should adhere to and wear shin guards, however, i found out that a player is playing wi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/25/2020

Daniel Nethercote of Liverpool, United kingdom asks...

In reference to last night's game between Liverpool and Sheffield utd, particularly the Fabiniho penalty incident on the edge of the penalty area, can you clarify the following for me, and possibly cite the exact ruling for me to look into to confirm...

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High School 10/24/2020

PETER of STOCKTON, CA United States asks...

One of my "pet peeves" is when a free kick is awarded the opposition has a player go and stand over the ball. In my pre-game with coaches and captains I tell them this is a yellow card offense. However, I am seeing this done more and more at the prof...

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