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James cottell of Burton , England asks...

Ive been reading the offside law and wondered why it differentiates between the feet and body?

There must be a specific reason as to why its wrote like that but cant think of any?

Obviously you can lead with your foot/feet in front ...

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engin ataman of olympia, WA United States asks...

starting at 19th second of the video. there is a handball situation. what is your take on this?

Thank you as always.

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 5/20/2019

Todd Nicholson of Norwood, MA United States asks...

In game this weekend I use a version of noted pregame talk and state that I want 'both teams to respect all free kicks and quickly back up to ten yards. Do not attempt to delay the start of a free kick by jumping up close to the attacking player.' 7...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/19/2019

Michael Joseph Plaziuk of Orewa, Auckland New Zealand asks...

When is a nudge/lean in the back of an attacking player, not an offense by the defending player? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/18/2019

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

Hi fellow refs - A drop by the goalie vs a bounce by the goalie?
When I saw this action by the Chicago Fire goalie in real time at the stadium I thought maybe the goalie might have let the ball drop deliberately, sort of like bouncing the ball, ?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/17/2019

Osman Tanburac─▒ of London, United Kingdom asks...

Wow! thank you for all the answers. I have now the video of the incident and i think i am obliged to share it with you. Here you go:

Hyped about your answers that will co...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2019

Thomas of Citrus Heights, CA United States asks...

In my scenario there are two players who have been going at it a bit too aggressively with the arms and hands on 50/50 balls. They are both doing it equally and so I have not called a foul on them yet. I have verbally warned them twice. On another...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/15/2019

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

I have become a little confused with what constitutes dangerous play. I am aware that some incidents may be a matter of opinion. For instance a player slides in studs first. Even if he gets the ball, surely it is still dangerous. The same with a high...

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League Specific 5/15/2019

Jim of Hollywood, MD USA asks...

We have issued a red card and informed the player that they are suspended for next weeks game.

The game was postponed due to weather.

Is the player to sit the next available game or can he claim that he sat the one week and that i...

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Law 5 - The Referee 5/15/2019

Andy Colbridge of Edinburgh, Midlothian Scotland asks...

How long is the referee in charge after the game, can a referee send off a player after the game , what is the cut off point ...

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