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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/17/2019

Tony of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

If a team/player is unaware if a restart is DFK or IDFK despite your use/absence of the raised hand IDFK signal and they ask you what the restart is, should you tell the player? Or what if the coach tells them incorrect information regarding the rest...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/14/2019

Bob of New york, Ny Usa asks...

Shoulder to shoulder vs charging. I have always seen it that if a player runs in at an angle to the player and knocks them off the ball, even if its with their shoulder vs the ball carriers shoulder, that is a charge. Shoulder to shoulder should be i...

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Other 7/21/2019

gary of Nashua, NH usa asks...

Should a ref continue the game if he has been assaulted in any way, provided he/she has sent the offending part off and is physically okay?...

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Other 6/24/2019

gary of Nashua, NH usa asks...

Had a first time issue this weekend. Had a thorough pregame with ars. As Cr, told them to strictly monitor offsides and out of bounds. Also, instructed them to signal for a foul if they had a strong point of view. One of my Ars had a routine first ha...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/7/2019

Greg Kall of Hillsborough , CA Usa asks...

Interpreted to the letter of the law, then play could continue until that extra player actually interferes with play. However, what if the team with the numerical advantage scores, with that extra player not having interfered with play?...

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High School 5/14/2019

Lisset of Bastrop, Texas United States asks...

I broke my left radius and now Im wearing a hard cast. I was wondering if I was still allowed to play soccer in school with the hard cast wrapped ?...

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Mechanics 5/3/2019

Jason of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

What's the NFHS vs Youth/IFAB standard for stopping play for an injury?

I saw the NFHS rules guy say that play should stop immediately, but that can't be right - defending players would game the system and use it to stop scoring chances.
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Kicks From The Penalty mark 4/13/2019

Scott Cubbage of Orange County, California USA asks...

A division final match has come down to KFTPM. Team A kicks first. After two rounds A is behind 1 - 2. At the third round Team A kicks and misses, then Team B kicks and makes. The count stands at 1 - 3 in B's favor. Team B's keeper yells, scream...

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High School 4/12/2019

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

I am AR1. Play was stopped for an injured player within the opponent's PA. A coach (not the head coach) made a comment ('that's a foul, ref'), and slowly walked to the player while arguing he never said that comment. Referee was confrontational, n...

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High School 4/3/2019

jeff hart of ft worth, tx usa asks...

Our high school rules permit subs on corner kick only if team taking kick elects to sub. Team A advises field ref it elects not to sub. Team B coach checks with sideline judge who mistakenly tells him he can sub.
Team A sets up for corner und...

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