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Law 11 - Offside

Bob Strangeway of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

What constitutes participation for offside? In a recent game, as AR I made an offside call for which, in hindsight, the player in the offside position may not have been involved in active play. The player was about a yard offside when the ball was pl...

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The Fourth Official

John of Glasgow, Ubkted Kngdom asks...

Hi..I watched a football match on television at the weekend and one of the managers was asked why he made a half-time substitution and he replied " The fourth official gave me the nod and told me that as he had been booked and had commited another co...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Andrew Feist of , asks...

Please can you tell me why the indirect free kick has gone out of the professional game except for offside infringment. This is particularly relevant to cases of defenders 'sheperding' the ball out of play over the dead ball line from an oncoming att...

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Max of Cerritos, CA US asks...

The attacker gets by a defender, the defender catches up to thr right side of attacker (slightly behind) right away, reaches out and pokes the ball away with the right foot(along the path of attacker to an oncoming defender, not across). There is a ...

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Law 15 - Throw In

FLK of , TX USA asks...

Can a one armed player perform a legal throw-in?...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick

David Khedr of Santa Monica,, ca los Angeles asks...

A penalty was called on the blue team; the player from the red team is waiting for the ref to whistle so he can kick the penalty. The ref whistle the red player goes to the ball and adjust the ball with his hand and go back and kick the ball and scor...

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Law 17 - Corner Kick

jason of , CT asks...

Corner Kick goes directly into Goal, what is the restart?.Is it the same for a Goal Kick and the Kickoff...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 12/27/2003

Steve Cusmano of Lutz, FL USA asks...

I am keeping time on my watch the game is 20 seconds past the 25 min mark (They Play 25 min), when the GK takes control of the ball. I waiting for him to punt it to end the game, but he starts to run around with the ball in the box. I had decided e...

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Franco of , asks...

I find handball the most controversial call as a player, fan and referee. Especially if you watch professional ball on TV...On the tube I notice about any contact with the arm by a player in the midfield is called a handball. When its in the box any ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

Manu J Yohannan of Mavelikara, Kerala India asks...

What are the penal offences for which you award direct free kicks?...

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