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League Specific 10/8/2019

Saikat Nandy of Howrah, West Bengal India asks...

If any match is abandoned for bad pitch condition what ref will do and what was the rule for rematch...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/8/2019

Jirka Strmiska of Brno, Czechia asks...


let me set up the situation. The attacking player is in control of the ball, he has it somewhere under his feet, and he wants to shoot...what decision will the ref give, if the defending player, steps with his foot in front of the...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/7/2019

Trevor A Cox of Reading, PA United States asks...

Why is Jack Grealish of Aston Villa in the BPL allowed to wear his socks down when other players are made to pull them up even to the point of having to wear tape the same color as their socks? I dare say he is wearing shin guards but they are not on...

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High School 10/7/2019

Jason C of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

Incident in recent game: smaller defender is getting frustrated on the wing dealing with much larger attacking player. The defender, while attempting to win the ball back, loses his composure and ends up essentially hanging on the defender with handf...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/7/2019

Michael Bruckwick of Silver Spring, MD United States asks...

A player - 13 years old - loudly said to a teammate 'George, getting to the f**king ball' about 20 minutes into a match. The player who said it did not have a foul yet, or a yellow card, and had not been spoken to by the referee. Should the player w...

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Other 10/6/2019

Barry of Dallas, TX USA asks...

Does it make sense that there could be a referee who is a mediocre assistant referee but exceptional center referee? Say a referee who has some attention deficit disorder and therefore gets lazy when they are AR, not the best offside recognition or s...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/6/2019

Rylan Belopolsky of Brooklyn, New York United States asks...

Hi. I am wondering when can i start wearing my metal tiempos? I recently bought a pair of soccer cleats with metal studs. I am a 13 yr old playing u14 soccer. I live in New York and i have just found out some states dont allow metal studs. I understa...

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High School 10/5/2019

Jim Lynch of Tacoma, Washington Pierce asks...

10/5/19- ball kicked by player to the feet of opposing keeper, but keeper waits a LONG time before picking it up in an obvious attempt to stall, and then waits 30+ seconds after picking it up before punting or otherwise distributing it. Are there an...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/3/2019

David A Bermingham of Herndon, VA United States asks...

If this were to occur in a match with unlimited substitutions the answer may be a bit less straightforward since I don't know of any official who keeps track of the active players by number in these types of matches. Unless the players haven't yet l...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/3/2019

Sal of Chicago , IL USA asks...

The other day while CR an adult game and with the game becoming physical, an attacker has a promising attack, a defender slide tackles with outstretched legs and feet about one foot off the ground and using excessive force, however, the slide tackle ...

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