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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/9/2020

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

In the recently played Manchester derby (on 8th March 2020), both teams were wearing the same colored shorts (ie white). How was this permitted? Per the Laws of the Game, both teams should have distinguishing colors of the playing kit....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/6/2020

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

Thanks for the answers.

Explanation for Mr. Grove:

In the Czech edition of the interpretation of the rules is approximately this: 'It is also prohibited if a player takes the ball with one leg, but hits the opponent with the other l...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/6/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Really appreciate all the technical details in the latest response on this topic.

The FIFA clip is an 'oldie but a goodie' on deliberate play, and, the reminder of the definition of a 'save' is handy.

I'm just a grass roots level gu...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/5/2020

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

Hello,

this scenario, please.

Attacker is in an obvious goal-scoring opportunity. Defender's left leg/foot kicks ball away. A fraction of a second then (or at the same time) the right leg/foot of the defender hits this attacker.
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Law 11 - Offside 3/5/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

...so if the official reason for not awarding Everton a goal was for offside - a decision made by the VAR team, how on earth did they arrive at that conclusion if it is clearly seen that Mcguire made a deliberate play at the ball - and therefore rese...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 3/4/2020

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

Well done to Norwich city tonight but I must question the 2 officials during the shootout(for both Kruls penalty saves he was well off his line)& for allowing Kruls unsporting behaviour during the shootout.
Is it not feasible to say he should ha...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/4/2020

Ezra Hein of Longview, TX United States asks...

In regards to the double touch that a goalkeeper might commit on a botched goal kick, I understand that an IFK is awarded to the attacking team. My question is whether there are any additional sanctions that could be given to the goalkeeper (red or y...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/3/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Can you please help me understand why the late Everton goal against ManU was caulked off for 'Line of sight' reasons given.

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/ancelotti-hit-with-fa-misconduct-charge-following-red-card-against-man-utd

I...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/29/2020

Jonny Gray of Villamartin, Orihuela Costa Spain asks...

With all the VAR controversy with offside, can you explain why it differs from goal line technology where there has to be clear daylight over the line to be a goal. In fact its the same for corners and throw-ins too, so why with offside is it the opp...

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Other 2/27/2020

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I don't even believe what I was saying is a pre planned approach - as I'm sure it is not the case - but thinking about it at least passes time on the boring morning commute !!
Not for a second do I really think it is set up like that with any pre...

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