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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/23/2016

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Thanks gents-the reason I was asking is that I was wondering if a defender who is slightly behind the penalty spot but within sight of the kicker is permitted to move back and forth (or order to distract the kicker)

Thanks again for this gre...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 10/23/2016

Richard Patience of Missouri City, Tecas USA asks...

At a goal kick, if goalie kicks the ball directly out of play behind his own goal without the ball ever leaving his penalty area, is the correct decision a corner or retake the goal kick? Thanks!...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/23/2016

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A question around line of sight while in an offside position.

In the recent Liverpool v WBA match "
the WBA goal was bit of a scramble, and i wonder ho...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/22/2016

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

Hello, I have other two questions about this foul type in the penalty area. At first glance, it looks like a player in the penalty area always has a promising opportunity. :-)

1) When you give yellow card and when not? (in general please)
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Law 11 - Offside 10/22/2016

Juhan Partsmann of BrĂ¼ssel, Belgia asks...


Todays match Milan - Juventus (22.10.2016).

Pjanic freekick is a valid goal or not?

There is a player in offside position who makes a run for the ball and then stops and then 2nd player (not offside) tried to play the ba...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 10/22/2016

Erin Johnson of Oroville , wa usa asks...

During a throw in, can the player twist the body? Even if he throws directly over head, it kind of goes side ways from behind the head. Should reg call bad throw in?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/22/2016

Steve of Derby, England asks...

If a goalie gets booked for time-wasting what is the outcome ie drop ball, free kick or he just retains the ball and gets a card?

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League Specific 10/22/2016

Dave of Liverpool, Merseyside UK asks...

Are coaches and parents expected to confirm to laws around verbal advantage. In my son's under 12 league screams of ' he doesn't want it' are common when a child of 12 is attempting to develop composure on the ball. Understandably such shouts create ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/21/2016

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Re free kicks.

Is the team that has been awarded the free kick permitted to take the kick further back (say,to widen the angle)from the spot marked by the referee?If yes,does this mean that the wall can move forward but still remain 10 yards...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 10/21/2016

Brian of Brooklyn, NY USA asks...

Re penalty kicks.

I understand that all players must be behind the ball i.e not closer to the goal line but do they have to be behind the 18 yard line (as if it extended the full width of the field)? Can any player stand 10 yards away (outsi...

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