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Law 11 - Offside 8/23/2023

BRIAN CASEY of Newmarket, on Canada asks...

A player is in a offside position the defending player attempt's to play the ball, however the defending player misplay's the ball, and the ball goes directly to the player in the offside position. Is this player still considered to be offside???. ...

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Other 8/21/2023

John of Berlin, NJ United States asks...

I'd like your opinion again. Mary Earps is being lauded as the best keeper at the WWC. What about the Swedish goalkeeper Muscovic?
OK, she didn't win the whole thing (neither did Earps) but she had a number of brilliant saves especially against ...

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Other 8/21/2023

Andrew Mate of Bloomington, Indiana United States asks...

How to overcome the mistakes that on the ground field?...

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Other 8/20/2023

Bob Siddle of Harrogate, England asks...

Not really a 'law' question, but I do not know where else to ask.

At Anfield ( LFC v Bournemouth ) Tsimikas came on as a substitute, but he did nor replace Robertson, was this a first, and therefore the only time the 2 of them have been on...

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Mechanics 8/19/2023

Efstathios Avgoustiniatos of Houston, TX United States asks...

Assume VAR and a rebound by the offending player. If leaning in did not constitute encroachment, then, in a similar situation of a foul kick, a player could jump ahead and while still in the air block a foul kick cutting the required distance in half...

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Other 8/19/2023

John of Berlin, United States asks...

In your opinion-why isn't Frappart the referee in the women's final? I think she's by far the best choice....

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Law 3 - The Players 8/18/2023

Tyler of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada asks...

How does the replacement of a sent off player work? Is the player allowed to be replaced? If it’s the goalie, is the team expected not to have a goalie if they’re sent off? Just getting into the level of red and yellow cards, sorry if this is a stupi...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/17/2023

Kim Brunhuber of soccer city , Canada asks...

Kim Brunhuber
Hi, how are you?

A debate has arisen about whether it’s legal to face one direction in a throw-in, but throw in another direction ostensibly a no-look pass to an elig...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 8/16/2023

Lawrence E Bagwill of Elgin, TX United States asks...

When a player kicks an obvious scoring goal but it touches another player on the same team, even though the second had no idea of where the ball is. Who gets credit for the goal?...

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High School 8/15/2023

Robert Mastropietro of Brookfield, CT United States asks...

Once the roster is submitted prior to the start of match, can at anytime during the contest a player change uniform numbers?...

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