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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/10/2018

mukul of Hoshiarpur, India asks...

When a player uses his shoulder to control the ball, is it a foul?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/10/2018

Patrick of Hitchin, Hetrs England asks...

Can a referee give a yellow card to a linesman for leaving the field of play without the refs permission ?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/10/2018

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


the rule says:

A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when:
the ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body) or by touching it with any part of the hands or arms...

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High School 2/9/2018

Brian Hernandez of CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas United States asks...

This is an end of game question. There is a few seconds on the clock. The ball was kicked out of bounds. The team throws the ball inbounds. A player shoots the ball. While the ball is in the air the time expired. The referee blew the whistle. The bal...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/9/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keen to hear the panels thoughts on the following challenge.

Who is at fault?

The player who is makes a clean kick on the ball, yet his follow through collects an opponent coming in at equal speed.
Doubtless there is the argume...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/8/2018

Muhammad Rizwan Khan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...


I just want to confirm that if a attacker kicks the ball towards his teammate who is not in offside position but it deflects with the defender but at that time he's in offside position. Which position of his player accounts. Before def...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/8/2018

Mike of Liverpool, United Kingdom asks...

Its ridiculous that we have a rule that is so subjective! It needs to be changed either way so that it is clear for everyone. ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 2/7/2018

Zac Kalinko of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Do you need correct;

1) Field markings
2) Corner flags
3) Halfway flags
4) Correct sized goalposts
5) Goal nets
6) Technical areas

Thank you!...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/7/2018

Mike Lott of Liverpool, England asks...

Since asking the question I have found the following which seems to be showing a number of video examples of what should and shouldn't be calssed as offside.

The first example shown here: https://...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/6/2018

Mike of Liverpool, England asks...

Hi, please could someone explain where to find the guidance relating to the offside decision in the Liverpool v Tottenham match on Sunday where the player was in an offside position and received the ball after a defender had attempted to clear the ba...

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Offside Question?

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

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