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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, Indiana United States asks...

So I have a question on a deliberate handball, if a player tries to stop the ball with his/her thigh or even chest but it rebounds back to his or her hand, is that consider a deliberate handball?
So, how do you consider a deliberate handball?...

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Character, Attitude and Control 11/13/2017

Kristine Marohl of East Wenatchee, WA USA asks...

I am seeing this more and more where play is stopped due to; an injured player down, or a player was struck in the head, or a keeper might be injured after a rough play. After blowing the whistle, the center ref checks on the player and then to rest...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2017

Peter Szwec of Brookeville, MD USA asks...

Hi, so our team lost 1-0. The question I have is about an offside call that negated a goal. Here is what happened. Striker A shoots form the 10 o'clock position as the goalie comes out and partially blocks it. The ball rolls in past the goalie on it'...

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High School 11/6/2017

Tony of Sandwich, MA USA asks...

Is it mandatory in Massachusetts high school games that fans must watch from the other side of the field, where the team benches are not?...

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High School 11/6/2017

Tony of Sandwich, MA USA asks...

What is the NFHS ruling of what the correct retart is when a goalkeeper has possession of the ball and play stops due to an injury?...

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High School 11/2/2017

Dawn Latham of Amissville, VA USA asks...

In a recent high school game in the Delaney Athletic Conference (Virginia) tournament the following happened:

A player on the white team fouled a player on the black team (outside the box). At the same time the ref was told (by the white tea...

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High School 11/2/2017

Steve Bryan of Clemmons, NC USA asks...

I was keeping the time clock and the home team kept instructing to restart the clock on the whistle after a stoppage for injury or a card. I have been told that you start the clock when the ball is put in play not on the whistle-what does the rule sa...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 10/22/2017

Joseph of Concord, CA USA asks...

Thoughts on telling players how much time is left in a game if they ask? I have players ask probably 3-4 times a game near the end of each half how much time is left. I would prefer to not tell them or have to look down at my watch and possibly miss ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/17/2017

Mandee Seeley of Sisters, Oregon United States asks...

I work for the local parks and rec. We go by us youth soccer rules but I can't find an answer to this.

We have a 5th grader with a hard cast in Sisters, Oregon. She wants to play but we're getting different answers about whether it's allowed...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/5/2017

Heather of Bradford, PA USA asks...

Hi there!

I was at a game last night where Red was inside Black's box. One red player was attempting to shoot and one Black defender was defending and the Black goalie was able to come out and grab the ball. The black goalie then cleared the...

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