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Law 5 - The Referee 11/9/2023

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


I have one more question please.

Can a player get a yellow or red card before the match starts? If so, when can this possibility first occur? And when does the possibility of receiving cards end?

Thank you very...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2023

Tyler of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Hello, I hope your day is going well.

If a foul starts outside the penalty area and continues on into the penalty area, would it be a fk outside the penalty box or a pk? Is the decision from where the foul started? Or here it ended? What ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2023

Fran Karmann of West Covina, CA US asks...

I had a discussion with an experienced coach the other day and was stumped how to answer him regarding the pass back rule.
The Law says: an IFK is awarded if the goalkeeper inside their penalty area touches the ball with the hands/arms, unless t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2023

Roy Agyei of Burgess Hill, West Sussex Great Britain asks...

In 2016 Arsenal were playing Swansea in the English Premier League In the 70th minute Granit Xhaka was sent off for tripping an opponent somewhere near the half way line. It’s what is usually called a professional foul. Instead of the expected yellow...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 11/7/2023

Tom Pennington of Gainesville, VA US asks...

I seem to remember that the LOTG allowed for the exemption of Medical or Religious jewelry to be worn if determined not to be dangerous, but I can't seem to find that reference anymore in Law 4.

Is this something covered by IFAB/LOTG or is...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/7/2023

Mühenned Elseyho of Onikisubat, Kahramanmaras Turkey asks...

Is such a sliding tackle true?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 11/6/2023

Barry of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Greetings to the panel.

My questions are around Law 9 and the ball hitting the referee during active play.

First: is 'possession' the same as 'controlling' the ball? For example: Team Blue has clear control of the ball when they...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 11/6/2023

Fred of Miami, Florida United States asks...

I would appreciate your analysis of this play in the recent MLS playoff game between Vancouver vs LAFC. The goal was correctly called off due to an offside. My dilemma however lies on the play before the offside when the referee collided with the Van...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/6/2023

Maurice Johnson of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

A goalkeeper was booked during the match.10 minutes from end ,rushed out of her area to attempt to head ball away but hit her raised arm(out of area,maybe 5 yards)the ball went over her and opposition scored.Shouid the referee have still given her a ...

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Other 11/4/2023

Jon of Bend, Ore 01 asks...

I appreciate both opinions. There is a little backstory to it. I’ve been playing soccer since I was six have not played on upper level but JC level. This is my second year with my sons in club soccer. When we moved here, this was the only club in the...

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