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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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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/5/2024

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

I still have one situation, please.

S: The goalkeeper catches the ball in the air in his hands and then ball falls to the ground.

A. Even when the goalkeeper is in the air.
B. When the goalkeeper lands on the ground.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/5/2024

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


one goalkeeper's question, please.

Law 12:

'A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball with the hand(s) when:
•?the ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface(e.g. ground, ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/5/2024


Good day gentlemen in the house. My question goes like this. If three (3) attackers are in an onside possition and one of them received the ball from a team mate, and the three attackers passes the ball to each other till a goal is scored, till the g...

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Character, Attitude and Control 5/4/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


Let us think of a scenario that a defender commits a serious foul play on an attacker but the attacking team is one-on-one with the defending team's goalkeeper. I guess the referee would play advantage here. After the referee shows ...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 5/3/2024

Edson of San Jose, California United States asks...

What is the proper restart when a player takes a quick corner kick but at the last moment before the player touches the ball the Assistant Referee on the side where the corner kick is taken notices that the ball is not in the corner arc. Then, what i...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/1/2024

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras Turkey asks...

Hi , how are you

Can you help me about this case? Can you explain all things about it

Thank you very much...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/28/2024

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

After watching the Liverpool / West Ham game I am very confused and hope that you can help me understand. In the final minutes the keeper releases the ball Gakpo runs on the ball and then the referee stops play. Before play was stopped the keeper was...

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