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Law 11 - Offside 4/6/2009

Daniel of Palermo, Italy asks...

Question about Offside.

Imagine this configuration of players counted by smaller distance from goal line:

- BLUE GOALKEEPER (nearer to goal line, for example 1 meter from it)
- RED PLAYER1 (distance from goal line for example 2...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/5/2009

Hayden of wollongong, nsw australia asks...

hello, im a newbie referee and im starting centre this weekend. I know basically everything but...if player A deliberately kicks or punches (resulting in a card) player B, would i stop play instantly, give the approporate card to player A, then resta...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 4/5/2009

josh of peterborough, cambs UK asks...

This regards a penalty shoot-out situation.

A player shoots and hits the crossbar, it flies across to the other side of the pitch over all the players in the centre cirlce and hits the cross bar at the other end, the ball then returns and en...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/4/2009

Christopher Lloyd of Novato, CA USA asks...

Penalty Kick Sanctions

What's the rationale here:

'A team-mate of the player taking the kick
infringes the Laws of the Game:
? the referee allows the kick to proceed
? if the ball enters the goal, the kick is retaken
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/2/2009

Grant of Mandeville, La. St. Tammany asks...

I was playing defense in the box, when an offensive player turned to pass the ball to an outside player, kicked the ball right at me. I instinctively covered my abdomen and the ball struck the back of my hand. The other team (we have no ref's in th...

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League Specific 4/2/2009

Darien Hudson of Fayetteville, North Carolina United States asks...

I recieved a 'soft' red card and I understood the first yellow was for language but I'm not quite sure about the second. I got a yellow for elbowing when the other girl was on the ground a few feet behind me and it was from a player of her team who t...

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Law 5 - The Referee 3/26/2009

Jay of Santa Cruz, ca US asks...

According to Law 5, the referee 'allows play to continue when the team against which an offense has been committed will benefit from such an advantage' yet in ATR, 5.6 it states that the rule applies only to those offenses listed in law 12. It seems ...

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Other 3/23/2009

K Butler of Chicago, IL USA asks...

Regardng the statement that 'persistent infringement' only applies to violations of Rule 12, why is that the case? I understand my copy of Rule 12 to say that cautionable offenses include 'persistent infringement of Laws of the Game.' If a player is...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/23/2009

Mike Faulk of West Columbia, SC USA asks...

What are the rules regarding this situation:
On a corner kick a member of the offense attempting to head the ball in to goal runs into the keeper who catches the ball at the same time. Should there be a foul called on the player attempting the h...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 3/23/2009

David of Des Moines, IA US asks...

I know ARs don't officially play advantage,
But what about this scenerio:
Defender (team 'A) steals ball from attacker (team 'B) while deep in her own defensive area of the field and clears it upfield.
After the ball is kicked, the miffed...

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