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Law 5 - The Referee 6/19/2018

Mike Macey of Hong Kong, Kowloon China asks...

Did anyone notice that in the 84th minute in the Columbia v Japan game, what was the mistake ??


Answer, the ball hit the linesman and went back into play, but the game was stopped for throw, is that a correct decision, I understand, the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2018

Gareth Parker of Thetford, Norfolk GB asks...

In what circumstances would a handball result in a red card?...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/18/2018

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Last question to this situation please.

I'll get it a bit over. Imagine that Costa stands a meter in front of the goalie.

Doesn't Costa gain an unjustified advantage for his team? (Costa disturbs the goalkeeper and prevents him from...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/18/2018

mary ramirez-de-arellano of damascus, maryland USA asks...

A 14 year old boy went down on the ground (seated) with the ball between his legs. He stayed down and kept the ball between his legs protectively. Opponents around him were tried to get to the ball but did not kick the player. This went on for ab...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/17/2018

Scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

In the Argentina v. Iceland game Messi missed a PK and the CR had his back to the kick as he gave direction to the other players. I'm not certain, but based on his position and body language I doubt if he had blown his whistle. If that was the case, ...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/17/2018

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

One additional question to this situation please.

Can the referee call the offside immediately after the free kick? (f.e. the pass goes to another part of the penalty area than Costa is)

Or does the referee have to wait until he is...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 6/17/2018

Andy Duff of Perth, WA Australia asks...

One of the goalkeepers ( who looked to be an outfield player covering for a goalkeeper ) kept on taking goal kicks with a moving ball. ( Much as though the ball had been passed back to him and it had not gone out of play )
Looking at the laws th...

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Mechanics 6/17/2018

Hassan Firaz of Male, Maldives asks...

yesterday's bright challenge cup match, AR up his flag for offside, for that attacking player stop running, at the same time defending players also stop. referee didn't blow his whistle. An other attacking player came and get the ball and he continu...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 6/16/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello!

My question is about penalties (law 14).

It says 'The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line <...>'
What does this exactly means?
Can he stand a little ahead of the goal line, just touching it with his heel...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 6/16/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

We had a friendly debate among two senior referees today.

Tge play in question, an attacker,on a throw in, uses the defender. Throws ball into the back of an unaware defender, and tge player throwing in takes advantage of the ball bouncing.<...

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