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Law 11 - Offside 5/23/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


one more offside question, please.

Situation 1:

Player A20 runs with the ball towards the goal. In doing so, A20 touches the ball several times. We assess five such offside situations (A20 touches).

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Law 11 - Offside 5/23/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


A similar situation was in the European League final (at match time 90:00, potential penalty check)

Schick was in a small offside close to the opponent. The defender headed towards Hlozek. Hlozek was in contact with anot...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/22/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


I have one offside situation, please.

Player A20 passes the ball. A10 in offside position is close to B5 at this moment. The ball flies through the air. A10 runs towards the goal. B5 heads the ball. A10 is three meters aw...

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Other 5/18/2024

Damien of London, UK asks...

If holding an opponent is an absolute offence resulting in a DFK, how comes in the professional game we now see shirt pulling as normalised - and not punished?

We also see defenders holding attackers arms and shoulders and vice versa, agai...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/16/2024

James of Melbourne, victoria australia asks...

if the goalkeeper has slides for the ball and the player gets tripped is it a penalty...

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Other 5/12/2024

Layome of Gibson, Tennessee United states asks...

Are refs allowed to yell at soccer parents. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/12/2024

James of London, United Kingdom asks...

The ball goes out for a corner and no one from the attacking team goes to take it. Who does the ref book for time wasting? If the answer is the closest player to the ball. What if all the players are an equidistant from the ball?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/7/2024

Keith McDonnell of VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA Canada asks...

Question re: Rules for Defending Fast Players.
Our team has a very fast striker who is generally able to outpace most defenders. When the opposition plays a high line on defense he can often chip the ball past the line (or via a through ball), s...

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High School 5/6/2024

Iain Doleman of Las vegas, NV United States asks...

Attacking player fouled by defending player 2 yards outside penalty área, referee playas advantage and attacking player is fouled 3 yards inside penalty área, referee calls a foul and stops play. What is the testart?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 5/6/2024

David Kennedy of Akron, Ohio USA asks...

Hi, in one of my tournament games, we got awarded a PK and scored it however, the ref called encroachment on one of our players. This player put one foot in the box and then pulled it out before the kick was taken. The PK was scored directly. I am wo...

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