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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/19/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Please talk me through the foul given just after the 37 min mark in the Liverpool v PSG UCL match today.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/18/2018

Tye of Brooklyn, CT United States asks...

What would happen if a goalkeeper has the ball in their hands and dives and acts like an attacker has knocked into them. The situation would be like a goalkeeper waiting for an attacker to press before picking the ball up and when the attacker gets c...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/18/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, Ontario Canada asks...

Thanks again for the quick and comprehensive answers.

Just to be clear - the ref was playing advantage i.e. he agreed that both offences occurred (the player touched the ball in an offside position but stopped when he saw the AR flag correct...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/18/2018

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 asks...

I was the center referee on a U15 boys game. Late in the first half, a red team attacker was dribbling down the left side of the field. A blue defender came in with a legal shoulder challenge. The red attacker stumbled, fell, and landed on the bal...

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High School 9/18/2018

Mark Brodis of CASTLE ROCK, CO United States asks...

At a recent game there was no public visible clock, the refs kept time themselves (which is not uncommon at this level). It was near the end of regulation time, game was tied, the visiting team made a goal and as the team was celebrating the ref wav...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/18/2018

Zach of Istanbul, Turkey asks...

A few months ago, all site contributors, uniformly stated that the goal in the game PAOK-AEK was offside.
A few days ago a similar (is it?) goal, at least according to PAOK fans, was awarded to Villareal.

Can you please comment on any di...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/18/2018

Jason lewis of Cardiff, Wales Wales asks...

If a player or person who is not allowed on the pitch comes on without the referee permission after a foul has been given to their team and then the person who comes on and tell the referee his or her view of the game to him and then they get involv...

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Law 5 - The Referee 9/17/2018

Ben of Las Vegas , NV Us asks...

I am a 45 year old parent of two girls playing in high school. I played as a youth and have coached club teams etc. I also was the assistant coach to my daughters last year where we were one game from going to state and lost in PK's after 3 OT's. Thi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2018

James of Bakersfield, CA United States asks...

I am trying to get a grasp on what makes a push a foul. I.E. how is 'careless' defined?

I've read the actual definition, but there seems to be a lot of room of interpretation there.

Bottom line, can a player push another player and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2018

joseph lennon of West Kilbride, North Ayrshire (GB-NAY) United Kingdom asks...

Forward jumps up to head the ball in six yard area, goalkeeper manages to get a hand to the ball deflecting it over the cross bar, after which both players collide - goalkeeper falls backwards into his goal player falls to the ground.
What should...

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