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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/14/2019

Warren of Wellington, New zealand asks...

Can you throw in onto either one of
your own or an opponent's back if they are close, and thus quickly regaining the ball from the rebound ?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/12/2019

David Moran of London middlesex, Middlesex United Kingdom asks...

Getting myself in a muddle here with the throw ins. As the average foot is about 8 inches and the touchline is 2 inches. What does 'on the touchline mean'. To me it now suggests your heels could be on the touchline and the rest of your feet on the fi...

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Mechanics 1/10/2019

David Moran of London, Please select United Kingdom asks...

By the letter of the law,
1 ALL penalties should be retaken for encroachment without exception
2 At least 33% of all throw ins are foul and should be retaken.
3 Players are seldom booked for failing to retreat 10 yards at a free kick. In ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/4/2019

Dimitris of Athens, Greece asks...

https://youtu.be/KPSMizWp59k Happy New year..A tricky call here , offside or not? Go at 0:35...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2018

Tommy of rishon Leziyyon, Israel Israel asks...


hi,
according to the image,
can Player A can pass to Player B (or its offside)?
image: https://imgur.com/a/WsDeSX2...

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League Specific 12/4/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Great feedback from all three panelist regarding the question on penalty to not in the A-League match.

I had also thought about PIADM, but It didn't feel like the reason why the penalty was awarded (it felt more due to bringing the attacker ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/2/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty or no penalty?

This is one I look at, then walk away saying 'it is what it is', then ponder again, then walk away, then...

Melbourne Victory were awarded a penalty against West Sydney Wanders in the Australian A-League.
...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/29/2018

Andrei of LA, USA asks...

What does it mean when a player says 'Me' during the field?

Does it mean the same thing as 'leave it' or 'mine', as in, let the ball go and leave it to me?

Or can it mean something else, such as 'I'm defending him' / 'I got him'.
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Law 11 - Offside 10/27/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Can the panel please let me know what I am missing in regards to the disallowed Spurs in the recent UCL match.

At the 2.42 mark of the highlights clip link provided, a corner is taken by Spurs.
Ball is eventuall...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/26/2018

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

If a goalkeeper has a finger on the ball on the ground, is this deemed to be possession?...

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