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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/29/2015

RE: Adult

steven of aus, nsw Australia asks...

if the away team gets the choice for the coin toss at start of normal time. Who gets it for start of extra time and penalties?...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/29/2015

RE: Club Under 19

Rich of Wilmington, DE USA asks...

If on a set play. In this case a direct free kick from about 28 yards from goal. With a wall set on the 18. If the attacking team places players in an offside position, in this case at the corners of the 6 and a player in the wall jumps to play the...

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Other 7/29/2015

RE: Rec

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

With regard to review technology. Here in the National Rugby League (NRL), video review is used only after a try has been scored and the on field ref asks for the review themselves. In these instances, they ask for the review and advise they are see ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/28/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Andrew tideswell of Manchester, Great Britain asks...

If a player handballs into his own net , would it be a goal...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2015

RE: Other

Ian of NPR, FL US asks...

Can two players on the same team wear the same jersey number?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/28/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Robin of Ottawa, Ont Canada asks...

My friend and I have a disagreement that we are going to let you settle:
Our sons play on the same team. A couple of players on the team have an extreme fondness for the F-word as an adjective. "Great F-ing pass", "Nice F-ing shot"... Of course i...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2015

RE: High School

Jeff of Des Moines, IA usa asks...

What would you guys say about breaking up a fight on a field if you are a referee who is not actually involved in the game?

At a soccer tournament in my area, our referee tent was right next to a field with 16 year old boys on it. After a te...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/27/2015

RE: Competitive Professional

Rod of Bensville, Nsw Australia asks...

Ref gave penalty aganst goalkeeper who took ball at edge of box as striker was coming through, keeper was last man. Penalty was given against keeper for alledgedly elbowing, he was given a yellow card. Keeper had ball, was last man. Should it have b...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 7/27/2015

RE: Competitive Adult

Dave Dischiavo of Latham, NY USA asks...

Can a player taking a goal kick from thier own goal box turn around and score on their own goal? They would not do this of course; but can they do it legally and score an own goal? If not, who gets the ball and where? ...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/26/2015

RE: Select Adult

Peter of Ipswich, QLD Australia asks...

Is the defending team obligated to retrieve the ball for the attacking side...

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