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Other 9/25/2022

Adrienne Antonio of Yuba city, CA USA asks...

Is there any rule preventing conflict of interest for referees?

I coach U15 the ages are 12, 13, and 14. We had a recent game that the referee was a coach of a team in our same division that our team beat. That coach/referee allowed the ot...

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Mechanics 9/21/2022

Bob of Mesa, AZ USA asks...

When a player is cautioned and has to leave the field, is it required of the referee to give an explanation for the caution...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2022

Sal of Chicago , Illinois Usa asks...

White team is attacking just outside Blue team 18. The White team goalkeeper screams at the referee ‘You’re a Fu$&ing idiot’ in a very personal and very public way, referring to a previous call against them. Referee stops play, RC the goalkeeper. Res...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/9/2022

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, Tennessee United States asks...

I have two questions that I wanted clarification on.

1. Had a keeper punt the ball. The ball hits their own teammate who was in the way. Can the keeper pick up the ball and punt it again?

2. Red team is attacking. There is ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/8/2022

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


I have questions and situations, please.

1) The rules say this: 'If a referee is incapacitated, play may continue under the supervision of the other match officials until the ball is next out of play.'

What doe...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 9/4/2022

Martin WAIN of Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom asks...

Why is time wasting seemingly only deemed to be an offence in the latter stages of a game? If an away team takes too long over corners,throw ins,free kicks during the 1st half nothing ever seems to happen. Yet the same actions taken by a team in latt...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/3/2022

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


I have another question, please :-)

Goalkeeper takes free kick from own goal area (similar to goal kick).

Does the offside rule apply?


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Law 3 - The Players 9/3/2022

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


one situation, please.

The referee is informed of the substitution. After that the game is stopped. Opponent takes quick free kick. Can the referee ignore the substitution for now? Or won't allow to play?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/3/2022

Peter Martin of Neath, United Kingdom asks...

It used to be the case that when taking a free kick if the opposition didn't retreat 10 yards and they obstructed the free kick from being taken quickly, they would be booked. What changed? It's now common place for opposition to delay a free kick be...

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Law 3 - The Players 9/2/2022

Eric Frankowski of Longmont, CO United States asks...

A goalie commits a flafoul just outside his penalty area and is ejected from the game. His replacement enters the game but a field player fails to exit the pitch, leaving the team playing with 11 players.

The opposing team takes the free k...

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