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Law 3 - The Players 5/17/2017

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

What happens if a soccer player needs to use the toilet in the middle of a match?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/17/2017

Michael Heath of Cottleville, MO USA asks...

I have a game coming up and have had the team before as an AR. The goalie, after making a save, drops the ball intentionally to the ground, begins to dribble with their feet, as the attacker comes back to make a play, the goalie picks the ball up aga...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/17/2017

Andrew of Columbus, OH USA asks...

Here's a hypothetical game situation that I don't know how to handle: An attacking player in an offside position receives the ball from a teammate. The AR signals for offside. However, the referee does not see the signal right away and play continu...

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Mechanics 5/17/2017

Gary of nashua, NH usa asks...

If a coach that you have asked to leave refuses to do so, is the only option to abandon the match? I once regretted not ejecting a coach for verbal mistreatment, fearing he wouldn't leave and continue to mock me in front of young players.I did howeve...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/16/2017


How can 4 Fifa refs botch a simple IDK in the goal area as they just did in the EPL game Arsenal and Sunderland Will there be any punishment from the FA or Fifa?...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/16/2017

Frank of Hobart, Tasmania Australia asks...

follow up question to offside.
If a player in an OSP receives the ball from a team mate which is deflected by a mislead interception by an opponent is judged as NO OFFSIDE OFFENCE. Could it be considered that the GK saving a shot that ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/16/2017

Dan of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

An opposition player shoots towards goal. The goalkeeper parries the ball which lands at his feet. To keep the ball under control, the goalkeeper stops it from moving with his foot before picking it up. Is this legal or would it be an indirect free k...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/15/2017

James Douglas of Princeton, WV USA asks...

On a free kick in the attacking side of the field the defense retreats 10 yards. Before the kick is taken the defense moves in 2 steps. The offensive players do not move and are still 10 yards from the ball when the ball is kicked but they are in fro...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2017

Amao Matthew of Ogbomoso, oyo nigeria asks...

if red is calling blue to give him pass during match, is it a foul?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2017

Hamish McGeach of Adelaide, South Australia Australia asks...

Goalkeeper with ball in hands inside the box, kicks it out, ball strikes opposition player outside of the box. Referee red cards the keeper, and awards a penalty. On the card writes 'using ball as weapon'. Thoughts?...

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