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Law 11 - Offside 10/26/2016

RE: Adult

Danny of Glasgow, Glasgow Scotland asks...

Something I've noticed whilst watching my team recently (Celtic btw)

Whenever we have a free kick from around 25 yards out and closer, our manager sets two players to stand specifically offside. And I'm not talking about running back as the ...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/26/2016

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Line of sight - part 2

In the replies from Refs McHugh and Dawson (30939), Ref McHugh asks a worthy question if a AR has an appropriate angle of view to make a call on 'line of sight' moments, as well as questioning if a keeper is in fact di...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/26/2016

RE: class 3 Professional

Arjun adiga of Banglore, karnataka India asks...

as per our laws of the game in soccer any form of jewellery is not permitted for any player inside fop but i found in one of the clips wherein platinum mixed jewellery is worn by neymar. can this be allowed..? or any subjections or justifications? p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2016

RE: Adult

Damien of Athens, Greece asks...

In the folloing video at around 2:00 , the referee awards a Free Kick an cautions the defender.

My question is if in this case the defender should have been sent off for stopping an obvi...

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High School 10/26/2016

RE: High School

Teresa bowers of Pembroke, Ky Christian asks...

During regular season, the referee kept the time and added on for delays due to injuries etc. during a regional tournament game, the announcer counted down the last ten seconds aloud over the speakers and the time was counted by the clock. What happe...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/25/2016

RE: Intermediate Under 14

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

FYI, AYSO has defined the offside restart at the place where the infringement has occurred, just as the new laws indicated. Valancia is not far from my Region (Balboa) & we are calling offside as per the new FIFA rules & my udnerstanding is that thi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/25/2016

RE: School High School

Danielle Engstrom of West Newton, PA United States asks...

If a goalie picks up the ball with their hands, puts it under their shirt and runs down the field what would happen?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/24/2016

RE: Select Under 15

Steven of Madison, Connecticut United States asks...

Delaying Restart - Throw-in -
On a run of play throw-in a defender approached the player taking the throw-in appeared to divert away but hung his leg to interfere with the throw in - player taking the throw delayed a step and on his second attem...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/24/2016

Stewart of Livermore, CA USA asks...

Here is the set-up. There is a ceremonial restart on a free kick from about 25 yards out. The attacking team has two players lined up such that either one could take the kick. The first players runs up to the ball, but instead of kicking it, steps ...

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Law 3 - The Players 10/24/2016

RE: Rec, Select, Competitive Under 19

Tim McMonigle of Seattle, WA USA asks...

For Kicks from the Mark, I know the team on the field at the end has to stay on the field to take the kicks.

But is there any rule preventing a player from being subbed on to take a PK during regulation play?


Tim ...

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