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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/16/2019

Jason C of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

Three questions arose at a recent game for me.

1) Center forward lingers around the edge of the penalty area and the keeper slams a punt off of him. I didn't actually see it, but turned around once I heard it. IDFK and a card for the CF. Th...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 9/15/2019

Adam Parker of Ferndown, Dorset United Kingdom asks...

Hi, I coach a group of ladies and some have their noses pierced. I have 5 in total. 4 have had these in for so long they can not take them out. Whether I agree or disagree with the ruling of accessories ie wedding rings etc. Is it right to stop them ...

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High School 9/14/2019

Peter Thompson of Indianapolis, IN United States asks...

When we are taking a corner kick we had a player standing in front of the keeper and the ref made them move. I have been looking through the NFHS rules and cannot find what the issue is?

Can someone clarify this for me

Thanks...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2019

Joe of Westampton, NJ USA asks...

A fellow referee told this to me and I had never heard of this and I cant find the answer online anywhere so Im asking here.

Situation: Attacking player is approx 20 yards from goal when the defending player grabs his shirt. The attacking p...

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High School 9/13/2019

Lawrence (Laurie) Judd of Lovettsville, VA United States asks...

Defending team gets a goal kick. The keeper waits until all players have left the penalty area and then shapes up to take the GK. As he attempts to kick the ball, he slips and plays the ball just a few yards toward the penalty spot. Realizing that an...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/10/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Thanks guys. I have even more to digest and learn now. Deep down I knew I should have given a goal. Luckily the call did not effect the game.
When this happened and I saw attacker 1 let off, I did signal to the AR to lower his flag, which he did...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/9/2019

Devery A Harper of NAPLES, FL United States asks...

Call offsides or allow goal?

Two defenders tending to two attackers just past midfield. The ball gets played into space where attacker 1, who is offsides, is running onto the ball. When attacker 1 sees the flag raised, he stops his run a cou...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/7/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The new Handball ruling 'is what it is' " however, the Germany penalty in the recent Euro qualifier, is as good an example as can be that the end result is not inline with the intension of the law makers.

Could we apply the 'in the spirit of...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/7/2019

Paul Brown of Aspley Guise, BEDS United Kingdom asks...

With the new rule change that a goal kick does not need to leave the area - but attacking team must be outside the area; I have already seen a situation where the keeper passes to a defender in the area, who crouches and heads the ball back to the ke...

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High School 9/6/2019

Brian Meyer of Dayton, OH United States asks...

During a high school game I watched last night, the AR called a PK after a foul in the box. The players lined up, the ball was placed, the kicker and keeper all took their positions -- not quickly, at least 45 seconds or so elapsed. The referee signa...

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