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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/2/2024

Gabriel Barraza of Nogales, Az USA asks...

What happens when a player from another team threathens to shoot and kill you during a game?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/2/2024

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


one back-pass question, please.

These are situations that happen a few times a season but are never punished.

S1: The attacker comes from the side of the penalty area and passes towards the goal area. The defen...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/31/2024

Andrew of Sydney, New South Wales Australia asks...

Our team manager sets a 35 minute countdown timer at the start whistle of every half we play. Today his timer went off, indicating 35 minutes had passed and the referee should call half time at any moment. Several minutes passed and we were wondering...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/31/2024

Stuart of Stirling, Scotland United Kingdom asks...

Is a goalkeeper allowed to shout at his defenders in order to organise the defence. My son has started picking up bookings in games for this whereas at start of the season he was able to alert his defence to threat without a booking. He is not using ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/30/2024

Ryan of Hazlet, NJ United States asks...

Can a player be called offsides when one of their own teammates scores from a free kick? The “offside” player did not touch the ball, but did impede vision and movement of the defenders.....

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/28/2024

Mike Hanson of Picton, Ontario Canada asks...

As an assistant referee, I know that I will be running on only one half of the touchline during the game. My question is am I still responsible for indicating ball out of bounds and whose throw in it is for the touchline that I am actually running on...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 5/27/2024

Tyler of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Hello, I have a question regarding throw ins.

The other day I was reffing a u15 match on a rainy day. For a couple throw ins, the ball kind of slipped out of the players' hands causing it to spin. All the players always stopped and wanted ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/27/2024

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras Turkey asks...

Hi , how are you?
About this video ..


During a football match, there is often physical contact between the defender and the attacker inside the penalty ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/24/2024

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


I found one video that perfectly illustrates exactly what I mean.

Endo in an offside position blocks a defender who is close to a player who later scores.

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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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