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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/20/2019

William of Cork, Munster Ireland asks...

Attacking team Centre half uses the shoulders of his CF to raise him into the air and head the ball into the net from a corner scoring a goal

What action should referee take

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/20/2019

gary of Nashua, NH US asks...

I am hearing conflicting advice or procedure about post game discipline. I was under the influence that you can show cards(both yellow or red after the game)-this would include until the ref has left the field. I just read an endorsed statement that ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/20/2019

Juan Hartnack of West Haven, CT USA asks...

On a free kick, the ball is passed back to the keeper, who misplays it and the ball caroms off the keeper's foot and into goal, what is the proper restart?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/19/2019

John J. O'Hara of Berlin, NJ United States asks...

The June 1st allowance of a goalkeeper being allowed one step off goal-line on a penalty is fairer in my opinion. Why did they wait right before the World Cup to institute this? (causes goalkeeper confusion) Will this new update on Law 14 appear in n...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/19/2019

russell of Sydney, Kerr-stralia asks...

Offside or HB ?

Brazil had a goal ruled out by VAR, from what is being called as offside. Live commentary and post match reports suggest offside.
The Re...

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Mechanics 6/18/2019

Kailyn of Winnipeg, Canada asks...

If there is fight between two players on the soccer field, who is responsible for breaking up the fight? Is it the ref or the players? Also can the ref card you for pointing out a fight occurring on the field?...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 6/18/2019

Sarah of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas United States asks...

Under the old Laws, if an Attacking Player did not have time to leave the PA before a quick Goal Kick was taken, he could not be the first person to play the ball when it left the PA. Under the new Laws, it seems that an Attacking Player still in the...

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Other 6/18/2019

John J. O'Hara of Berlin, NJ United States asks...

I'd appreciate your opinion of the job referees are doing in WWC. I thought that the Honduran referee from yesterday was especially good....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/18/2019

Mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of DAMASCUS, MD United States asks...

When, if ever, can a goal keeper throw the ball out beyond the penalty area and then proceed to dribble the ball upfield? I have seen this a few times and today want to put to rest my questions about it.

Thanks so much! You guys are so h...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/17/2019

YVES A VIDAURRE of WESTMINSTER, CO United States asks...

WWC - Yellow card shown to goalies for moving off of the line before ball is struck. Why are yellow cards not also shown to players that have encroached in the penalty area before the ball is struck?
VAR focusing on the goalies seems incredibly ...

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