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Mechanics 6/20/2017

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

What is the best position for the center ref to be in , in order, to assess field player encroachment during the penalty. Also, what us the restart if the kicker feints, how about if the ball goes backward at first touch? ...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/19/2017

Larry Kap of MIDDLETOWN, PA United States asks...

Where is the restart for an offside call? It was always where the player was originally offside. Has that changed? Is it now where he/she actually touches the ball like I've been told by some partners?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/18/2017

Gregory R Walker of Germantown, MD United States asks...

Pentaly is kicked and rebounds off the keeper a second player kicks the ball into the net, but came into the box as the ball after the ball was kicked and rebounded off the keeper.

What's the restart on this? Was the goal valid?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/17/2017

Mazen of LA , california usa asks...

Is it allowed in soccer for a player to give his teammate a shoulder ride during a corner kick to head the ball into the net ? has it ever been done ?

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Law 3 - The Players 6/16/2017

mark rich of royalton , vermont usa asks...

Hi It makes me angry to watch the best players in the world walk slowly off the pitch when being subbed out . Even walking 50 yards more slowly than I walk down the street. Why no rule ?? Millions of us have to watch this boring disrespectful ' ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 6/16/2017

Jarred Dezilva of Newcastle, New South Wales Australia asks...

Hello, I play for my local club and I have been watching plenty of videos about trusox and how players wear there socks, and I was wondering if that it is allowed to wear a trusox underneath ankle cut socks which are the same colour as the trusox, be...

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Other 6/15/2017

Gerald Ebuka of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Hello Board, how do i ever fulfil my potentials of becoming an international football official, because in Nigeria here, they kind of don't appreciate sports, football especially. HELP BRIGHTEN A STAR. Thanks ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/15/2017

Andre of Toronto, Canada asks...

Question regarding DOGSO (denying obvious goal scoring op). I had a match last night where is was AR and a situation happened where, in my opinion, warranted a send off.

Player from RED team had a clear breakaway with no one around him. The ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/14/2017

Gerald Ebuka of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Some football players in school once argued with me that a whistle is blown when ever a goal is scored, i made it clear to them that a whistle is blown when a goal has been scored and the ball still appears to be in play. TRUE OR FALSE? ...

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League Specific 6/13/2017

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia United States asks...

In addition to the answers provided by the panel, referees in the USA like John, may have no choice but to stop play and restart with a dropped ball. USSF and US Youth Soccer have implemented a rule to prohibit heading at the U11 level and below (US...

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