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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 1/18/2018

RE: Adult

Daniel of Bacau, Romania asks...

May the referee change a decision on realising that it is incorrect or on the advice of another match official if he has signalled the end of the second half and did not leave the field of play (the match is not terminated, yet)?

Thank you ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 1/17/2018

RE: Competitive Adult

Ashley Wilkinson of Llandudno junction , Conwy Wales asks...

In a penalty shootout on a really windy day what would the outcome be of a penalty being saved or hitting the woodwork and the wind blew it back without touching the floor from the edge of the penalty area? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/16/2018

Iain Hodgen of Barnoldswick, United Kingdom asks...

Keeper and attacker challenge for a ball. Keeper takes it clean but feigns the striker injured him when no contact was made. Referee sees there was no contact what does he give ie simulation?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/16/2018

RE: Adult

Daniel of Bacau, Romania asks...

Many thanks for your answer at my previous question. Please write your answer to the following question:
Being in play, the ball rolls toward the free goal. Just in front of the goal line the goalkeeper stops the ball with a shinguard that he has...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2018

RE: competitive Under 18

Alex Botero of fort collins, colorado USA asks...

I just completed my referee course this past Saturday, and I'm pretty excited to start reffing. I got a confirmation email saying that I will receive a packet shortly with an ID card and more (wasn't specific on what else). It also said that I don't ...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/15/2018

RE: Adult

Daniel of Bacau, Romania asks...

Please, tell me, where it is written, if it is, that when players from both teams commit offences one after other at a short interval of time when the ball is in play, the referee must punish the first offence.

Thank you,

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2018

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

One additional question please.

Laws tell:* If the ball is in play and a player commits an offence inside the field of play against:
# an opponent - indirect or direct free kick or penalty kick
# a team-mate, substitute, substituted...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/14/2018

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


very curious situation for you from French league. Player fouled referee and referee kicked player. LOL

Video (in time 4:00)
Two questi...

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Other 1/13/2018

RE: Rec Under 19

George of London, United Kingdom asks...

If a player passes back to the keeper and the keeper proceeds to scoop he ball into his own net, does the own goal count as the keepers or as the passers if the pass is going on target?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2018

RE: Amateur Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Two players challenge for a ball on the touch line near midfield. Both players end on the ground but challenge was clean from both sides. The defensive player gets up limping and heads back to his position but collapses 5 yards in. The attacking play...

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