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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2017

Gerhard of La Jolla, CA USA asks...

If the keeper slides to catch a ball close to the line of the penalty box, but is slide takes part of his body - lets say the feet and legs - past the line to the outside of the box, does that count as a 'handball'?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/19/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana USA asks...

There was a play between neymar and sami khedira in the second leg of the barcelona vs juvenuts. As khedira was clearing the ball, neymar try blocking the ball, but was a little deflection from neymar's cleats but his studs hit khedira's foot. Is it ...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/19/2017


Suppose my teammate passes me the forward to me when I am in onside position, i.e. the opponent defenders are ahead to me. I beat them and reaches to the space between the opponent goalkeeper and the defenders, but I find that my another teammate was...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 4/19/2017

Adhish of New York, New York USA asks...

If a player standing inside the goal line saves the goal before the ball crosses the line. Will the goal be considered?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/18/2017

Barry of dublin, dublin ireland asks...

My question is if a player is fouled outside the area and his momentum brings him into the box can the ref then award a penalty? this question is in response to champions league game between Leicester city and athletico madrid. not so much about that...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/17/2017

Jeff B of Boulder, CO United States asks...

In the referenced question, the ball was deliberately kicked by a defensive player and went to the keeper who picked it up (though arguably it was not originally *intended for* the keeper). In a previous question on the same subject (http://asktheref...

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Law 2 - The Ball 4/16/2017


While in play a second ball came in the field of play from a adjacent field, a player kicked the ball back to the other field , but the second ball hit the game ball and knocked it out of bounds. The question is : What is the correct restart? Thank y...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 4/16/2017

Trevor Danby of Trimdon Station, County Durham United Kingdom asks...

Do refs still allocate 30 seconds for a substitution.
I have just watched WBA v Liverpool.
The 4th official indicated a minimum of 4 minutes additional time.
Liverpool made a substitution during taht period but the game was stopped second...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/16/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

PIOP involved in a goal ?

In the Stoke v Hull match this weekend, the Hull goal scored looked like it may have had a PIOP (No.24) become involved in the play that lead to the gaol.

In the scramble that was the lead up to the Hull g...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/16/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Fair goal or foul.

Fast forward to the 1.10 mark

On field call was a fair goal. I ask as these kind of challenges are among the ones that I get the most 'debate' from players in my matches.

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