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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/9/2022

Ron Gibson of Amelia, Ohio USA asks...

Upon taking a indirect free kick the attacking player A intentionally steps on ball as they run over it. Defending players charge towards ball. The Referee did a retake. The coach protested that his defense should be allowed to charge the ball as ...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 11/8/2022

Darren Harper of Ipswich, Suffolk United Kingdom asks...

Can a linesman encourage their own team? What can be done to stop this ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2022

Jacob Mungoma of Malindi , Kenya Kenya asks...

Hello,

I am grateful with the heights we've reached as a football family in terms of the quality of the game as a result of the day-to-day improvements through the annual law amendments by IFAB. Congratulations for that!

However...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/7/2022

Mark of Edmonton, Alberta Canada asks...

The ball hits the hands of two players at once that are on opposing teams. Both players have committed handball offences but at the same time.

Who gets the free kick? ...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/6/2022

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

Hello,

one offside situation, please.

'Player centers the ball into the box. The goalkeeper is boxing (or touching with fingers) this ball.'

Could this be a deliberate play by the goalkeeper? Can this and similar act...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 11/6/2022

Rob Huntley of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom asks...

If a goalkeeper was to be injured during a penalty shoot out, can he be substituted if the team has not used all their subs, or can he be replaced by another player. ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 11/5/2022

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

Hello,

one situation, please.

'Three players (two from team A and one from team B) need treatment on the field.'

Do they stay on the field after treatment or go behind the line?

Thank you very much!...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/30/2022

Colin Allen of Chesterfield, Derbyshire United Kingdom asks...

A player takes a quick free kick but the ball is moving. A defensive player who is only 2yards away from the ball, blocks the pass.
What is the referee’s decision?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/25/2022

Brett Poirier of Long Beach, CA USA asks...

I’ve read every answer I could find regarding U12 & U14).

First is the scenario of an attacker dribbling at pace in a straight line towards the top of the opponents’ penalty area while a defending midfielder running after is able to draw ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/23/2022

Thomas Finnigan of Irvine, Sco5land UK asks...

A 50/50 ball approximately 2ft off the ground is challenged by the attacker with his leg outstretched & his studs showing. The defender coming from his right leg outstretched with his toe towards the ball. The attacker touches the ball with his studs...

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