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8/20/2018

Bill cansick of Harwich, Essex England asks...

Years ago the two captains would meet in the cntre circle and the ref would toss a coin . Sometimes the teams would then swap ends. This never happens now. Is the direction of the play decided before the game now?...

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8/20/2018

Ákos of Budapest, Pest Hungary asks...

Greetings!
I would like to know, if a goalkeeper can score a goal by direcly tossing the ball into the opposing team's goal.
i have found older answers for this question, but i would like to know if is it still like that or is it changed sinc...

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8/20/2018

Ken of aberdeen, Scotland asks...

Is it still against the rules for a goalkeeper to scratch a line with his boot halfway between the posts so he knows he is in the middle when his back is to the goal?
I noticed the new chelsea keeper has done it for both games.
I was booked f...

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8/20/2018

Sal of CHICAGO, IL USA asks...

In the game Chelsea vs Arsenal on Chelsea's last break away at minute 15:54 in the video, the attacker clearly in an offside position (about 5 yards) purposely lets the ball go between his legs so his team mate who was coming from behind and not in a...

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8/19/2018

Andrew of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Law 10 - DURING KICKS FROM THE PENALTY MARK

I understand each team is responsible for selecting from the eligible players the order in which they will take the kicks from the penalty mark. Would you please advise at what point can the order ...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 8/19/2018

Simon of Bradford, England asks...

In a penalty shoot out what happens I the goal keeper saves the ball on to the post and the ball comes back on to the goalkeeper then goes into the goal...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/19/2018

Russell of Sydneu, Australia asks...

Foul recognition.

Would like to read the panels thoughts on two challenges in the very early stages of the recent Cardiff v Newcastle EPL match.

In the following clip, we pick up play where a challenge comes in from Arter of Cardiff...

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Law 5 - The Referee 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

I would like to ask a question regarding the use of hats/sunglasses. Why does it seem like IFAB/FIFA wants to intentionally make things as difficult as possible for referees?

Hats aren't that big of a deal but I know sometimes they are frown...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

what was the reasoning for IFAB changing the offside call rule from basically putting the flag up at the second t last defender line to now being where the ball is played, even if that attacker touches it 30 yards downfield?

was it just to ...

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Mechanics 8/16/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

If I put the whistle to my mouth (for instance, because someone took a quick dive)-am I obliged to blow it?...

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