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Law 11 - Offside 12/16/2014

RE: College

Vasilis Machairidis of Agrinio, Aitoloakarnania Greece asks...

I want your take on whether the players on those situation are in an offside position or not:

Thank you!...

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Mechanics 12/16/2014

RE: Adult

Scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

This is concerning the scenario where a defender handles a ball that was destined for a goal, and after the ball rebounds off his hand away from goal another attacker scores. Your reply was to play advantage, award the goal, and possibly caution the ...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 12/16/2014

RE: Rec. Other

George of Sacratomato, Parangarecutirimicuaro US asks...

I have been an AR for two games with similar 'infractions' and both referees made a different call.

Game 1: Referee blows whistle to start game, an offensive player is standing by the touchline crosses the midfield line and sprints at the w...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 12/15/2014

RE: youth league Under 7

tim johnson of valdosta, GA US asks...

On a goal kick the ball was kicked and did not make it outside the penalty area; a player then picked up the ball and was called for a hand ball inside the box (free kick for opposing team); since the ball never left the penalty area my belief was th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/14/2014

RE: Rec Under 11

Abel of Lynwood , California USA asks...

The blue team goalkeeper stops a shot from the red team and the ball does not go out of play the goalkeeper then throws the ball to one of his teammates the player that receives the ball is in a offside position is he offside the goalkeeper threw the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/13/2014

RE: Premier Adult

Ibrahim Ishiaku of lokoja, Kogi Nigeria asks...

Good day.
If an attacker shut a ball going into a goal and a defender uses his hand to propel the ball (denied a goal to be scored)the referee allows an advantage because another attacker still gain advantage of the ball and scored a goal. Will t...

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League Specific 12/13/2014

RE: Competetive Adult League Adult

Ricky Philip of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada asks...

My indoor keeper was called for handling the ball last night. Both feet were inside his 6yd box but he reached his hands outside to catch a bouncing ball in the 18yd box and bring it to himself inside the penalty area. Granted some indoor rules will ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/12/2014

RE: Competive High School

Joey of Tupelo, MS USA asks...

What is the ruling when a player intentionally leaves the field of play during the game in high school soccer....

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Law 15 - Throw In 12/11/2014

RE: Local league Adult

Muhammad musa Mallam-Madori of Mallam Madori, Jigawa Nigeria asks...

When a player throw the ball and the ball goes to the net and crossed the goalline,was it a goal?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/11/2014

RE: Youth-Adult rec and comp Other

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

On the question of trickery: here's a scenario. It's a defensive free kick from just inside the penalty area. The keeper flicks the ball to a defender who is just outside the area, so the defender can head it back to the hands of the keeper? It was ...

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