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High School 6/25/2024

David of Ellensburg , Washinton United states asks...

I was playing a game for my Local HS and I was in the box with the opponents attacker got fouled but was crowded by a bunch of opponents and the player had the ball trapped beetween his thighs kind of on the ground and the players would try to kick i...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2024

Steve of Brighton, UK asks...

It's illegal for an opposition player to take the ball out of the goalkeeper's hands when he has full control over the ball What would happen if one of the goalkeeper's own players takes it out of his hands? For example if a defender and a goalkeeper...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/23/2024

Magnus Thompson of Burlington, Vermont United States asks...

Can a keeper receive/ collect a ball (from the opposition) outside area, dribble back into the area, then pick it up?...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 6/23/2024

S G of Craigieburn , victoria Australia asks...

What if it's a kick out by the goalie?...

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Mechanics 6/23/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


When team A is attacking, player A10 gets fouled by a player of team B. The ball rolls to player A7 and A7 tries to pass the defender just in front of him but the defender steals the ball, starts a counter attack and team B scores a...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/22/2024

S G of Craigieburn , victoria Australia asks...

Are there offsides in a goal kick? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2024

S G of Craigieburn , victoria Australia asks...

If the goalie catches the ball at they then mean to drop the ball and kick or must they roll the ball and kick?

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Other 6/22/2024

Kerri Lynn of Arnprior, Ontario Canada asks...

Due to high temperatures and high humidity, referee (consulted coaches pre-game) called a water break midway thru first half. As the players came over to the bench the coach of the other team was talking to his players about the game and what he wan...

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Other 6/20/2024

Herbert B of Columbus, OH United States asks...

What consequence is there for a national team returning to the field late from halftime? Argentina was over 5 minutes late returning to the field for the second half of the Copa America match against Canada. Does the referee have any recourse? ...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/20/2024

Brian Lutke of Whistler, BC Canada asks...

Throw Ins:
I can't find any language in Law 15 that states how the "release" of the ball is dictated. Some players throw the ball directly downwards (i.e. late release) and others release very slowly... both of which look goofy but they've adher...

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