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The rewrite of the LOTG are coming into effect soon. Consider this question in light of those changes and answer accordingly as if they are in effect!

It is a blowy rainy day. The Blue #1 striker back heels the ball at kick off and runs forward into the red half, the ball travels towards a teammate at the edge of the blue penalty arc. Red is puzzled but the referee does nothing so all ten red players move up into the blue half l several surround the blue player with the ball who had fallen but had got up & is juggling the ball. As the nearest red players seek to challenge he boots the ball up field at the mid line but a bit shy and towards the touchline. Our blue #1 striker runs over to get to the clearance closely followed by the nearest red player, they arrive about the same time! Trying get to the ball they collide and both slide completely off the FOP. The ball remains just inside the FOP just inside the blue half right tight to the touchline but our red player reaches over and pulls the shirt of the blue player, jerking him back so he can get to the ball first. Your call is ? Your Match Your Decision Your reputation.

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