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Law 5 - The Referee 1/5/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The last sentence from Ref Dawson in the replies to the 31148 post " is gold. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/4/2017

Paul D'Imperio of Easton, Pa USA asks...

A defender strikes an opponent inside the penalty area while the ball is at midfield. What is the restart?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/4/2017

Mark of San Rafael, CA United States asks...

Is there a center referee hand signal for offside?...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/4/2017

George of Nicosia, Cyprus asks...

I would like to know, if the offensive player, at the time the ball is kicked by his team mate towards him, is outside the field area, and following the pass he/she comes inside the field area, takes the ball and scores, is it an offside position?
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Law 5 - The Referee 1/4/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

In AYSO, I've seen parents told to leave the area before the game would continue. The referee is entitled to deal directly with a parent. This isn't part of the LOTG, but is part of the AYSO policies.

The procedure usually is to ask the co...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 1/3/2017

Duane Hall of San Luis Obispo, CA US asks...

Watched the recent Middlesbrough-Leicester match. In the ninth minute, Barragan for MID gets called for a 'foul throw'. While ugly, I didn't think it was illegal. Both feet were on the ground behind the touchline, both hands were on the ball, he face...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/3/2017

Alyssa of na, georgia United States asks...

I tore my MCL approximately a month ago. Our soccer season is coming up and I have to wear a hinged knee brace. The hinges are covered by padding and cloth by DonJoy, I did not alter it in any way. Am I able to play with this brace?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/3/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A foul recognition area I want to work on is the shoulder challenge.

In the below url (fast forward to the 4.05 mark), Iwobi from Arsenal puts a challenge on Zaha of Palace.

Looks like a lot of sideways movement in the challenge, as...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/3/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The question from Simon of Queensland regarding the PIADM issue reminds me of a similar previous post.

http://www.asktheref.com/Soccer%20Rules/Question/31112/

the URL indicated in the previous question has expired / been taken down,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/3/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty / or not in regard to the age old debate of hand to ball / ball to hand, mixed in with the natural / unnatural position factor.

In the Sunderland v Liverpool match overnight, there was a claim for HB not given.
http://theworldgam...

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