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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 3/18/2017

Eddie of Sanford , North Carolina United States asks...

So I had a referee on a u12 match. I told the lineman why he was line up with the wrong players. So it didn't matter who the last defender was he would always be line up with the player ahead of the last defender... isn't the second to last defender ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/18/2017

Tony of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...

What constitutes possession by a goal keeper? If a goalie has his hand(s) on the ball securing it to the ground, is this possession?

So, if a goalie makes a save and while lying on the ground secures the ball between hand(s) and ground is t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/18/2017

Mike Monce of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

Follow up to 31348. Ref Joe McHugh said ' It also points to the need for IFAB to come out with a much clearer position on handling and a position that is easily understood and uniformly applied.'

Yes! In referring youth soccer, the complai...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/17/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN USA asks...

I also had another question. If the ball is half outside of the penalty line and half on the penalty line and the keeper grabs it with his or her hands, is it a handball or not? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/17/2017

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN Usa asks...

Question 1. If a defender has his hand in his stomach and an attacker kicks the ball and it hits him on the defender's hand is it a hand ball?
Question 2. If a defender puts his hand up to protect his face as an attacker kicks the ball and hits ...

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Other 3/17/2017

Francis D'Souza of Kitchener , Ontario Canada asks...

The new LOTG 1216-17 in Soccer are in effect for USA and Canada from this summer. A lot of changes by IFAB.
I am sorry to point to your pages on 'ask the ref' have to changed drastically. The reading the 'old' rules are very confusing on your int...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/16/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Since the 2016 update to the offside law, I've noticed less than full adoption of the new guidelines, in amateur ranks. I hope your panel can help.

Are there some video examples that show the following?:

- placement of the free kick...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/15/2017

Mike of Carrollton, Texas United States asks...

Should a goal be disallowed if a player is in an offside position but the player in an onside position takes a shot that the goalkeeper saves but in turn falls to the player in offside position when shot was taken and that player scores?

My ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/15/2017

Jacob Lee-Hart of Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

If a team commits multiple fouls against a single player, can you book a player for a challenge that wouldn't normally be a bookable offence, but is on the player who is repeatedly fouled?

So, say if Eden Hazard is repeatedly foule...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/15/2017

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Defenders are lined up at midfield. Attacker A on the offside position sprints back right at the middle spot of the circle towards a crisp pass headed upfield. Since attacker A beat all the defenders to the ball, defenders freeze and then start movin...

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