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Law 4 - Players Equipment 4/17/2015

RE: Competitive/Club Under 16

Harry of Clarkesville, Georgia United States asks...

I was wondering what the legal age for a player to have metal studs is? I play Classic 1 U15 and wanted to get a pair but I did not know what exactly the age requirement is for a player to have metal studs. I have asked previous referees and gotten m...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/17/2015

RE: Adult

Bryan of Brisbane, Qld Australia asks...

If team A have a goal kick and kick the ball into team B half and a team A player is in a offside position is it off side!!...

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Mechanics 4/16/2015

RE: rec Under 13

pete of floral park, NY usa asks...

Hi Refs,
In a girls u-12 game a parent of one of the players kept talking to her about her positioning, what she should do when she had the ball, and when things didnt go according to plan he would get mad at her, and it was plain to see how it e...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/15/2015

RE: Adult

Chris Smith of Bristol, United Kingdom asks...

Hi there,

I play football in the UK at a Toolstation League level club.

Last night I was dismissed after the final whistle had blown following a dicsussion with the referee about a decision he had made inside the final minute. I dr...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/15/2015

RE: Competitive Under 10

Derek of Cary, IL US of A asks...

I awarded a DFK in the penalty arc for pushing. It was a lone attacker heading directly for the goal. At the point of the foul, the ball was out of playing distance, approximately halfway between the attacker and the goalkeeper who was at the goal ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/15/2015

RE: Select Under 13

Jeff Rockow of Flagstaff, AZ United States asks...

At our tournament last weekend, play was stopped by the referee for an injury while the ball was in a scrum of players within our opponent's penalty box.
The referee resumed play with a drop ball at the field midline. He said the drop ball occurs...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 4/15/2015

RE: Adult

Ibra of Jazan, KSA asks...

If the keeper play a goalkick and by mistake the ball doesn't get out of the penalty area, and unfortunately the opponent's striker was in the penalty area and receive the bal and send it to the net
It would be considered as a goaaal ???

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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/15/2015

RE: Under 17

Jason craig of Bradford, West yorkshire asks...

If a substitute is not named to the referee prior to kick off, yet takes part in the game , does the player become an ineligible player. What would the outcome of the game be....

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 4/15/2015

RE: Under 12

Paul Petre of skelmersdale, United Kingdom asks...

hi could you tell if my 10 yrs old daughter can play with acrylic nails .As she has just been told by a referee that they are not allowed after saying she will cover them with gloves the answer was still no .
Could you please clarify if there is ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/15/2015

RE: rec Adult

Jim Gibney of Derry, Londonderry United Kingdom asks...

Watching the PSG v Barca game this evening, I saw PSG get a free kick in central midfield and had runners in very promising positions.the taker tried to take quick free kick but a Barca player closed off the passing option by moving in to the channel...

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