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Mechanics 4/11/2016

Kevine Ramasamy of Quatre Bornes, Mauritius asks...

A referee and his assistant signaled a goal.When the opposing team rushed onto the assistant referee claiming a hand ball, the referee intervened and changed his decision.Is this allowed?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 4/10/2016

manu of murree, punjab pakistan asks...

what if keeper saves goal behind the line but ball is not behind the line only his feet while saving corner kick ball is totally never cross the line is it goal or not if not then why???...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/10/2016

Uriel Choi of Chandler, AZ United States asks...

Can the keeper pickup the ball in his goal area, if a teammate on a throw in, throws the ball to him without anyone else touching the ball? If no what is the restart?...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/9/2016

Peter Grove of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom asks...

The incident being referred to occurred in the 74th minute of the game, or 29 mins 7 secs into the video referenced below.

In this case (although it is admittedly, debatable) I think the refereeing team were just about right to call this a ...

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Mechanics 4/7/2016

David Downing of Brisbane, Australia asks...

I'm confused as to why play continued after the GK punched the ball away.

If the AR in the OP was only confused about whether the ball had passed inside or outside the goal post, but was certain that it had crossed the goal line (as he must...

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Character, Attitude and Control 4/7/2016

Alex of corvallis, Oregon usa asks...

follow up remark rather then question.
My daughter was arm stiffed full force, she planted her foot not to lose her balance.ResultL torn ACL, she is committed to a D1 school. a year with no competitive soccer. Lazy referee was arbitrating the ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/7/2016

Marv of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

Just a curiosity...in a recent Champions League match a Penalty Kick was awarded. The goal line official was positioned along the goal line at the edge of the Goal Area. The AR (who would normally be positioned on the goal line at the edge of the pen...

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Law 15 - Throw In 4/7/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have 2 follow-up questions, please.

Referee Richard Dawson posted a video link (I think it's been posted before). The referee obviously thought it was accidental, although he might have been influenced by the fact that the 'victim' was ab...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/7/2016

Trent Futrell of KNOXVILLE, TN - Tennessee USA asks...

Blue team player kicks the ball to a teammate and her shoe comes off. Blue team continues running down the field toward the red team's goal. I allowed play to continue since the player with the shoe off wasn't in any danger. The coach of the blue ...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/7/2016

Jack Desemone of El Segundo, CA USA asks...

Regarding Law 11-During the USNWT game against Colombia Christine Presse had a goal called back due to Offside. It is my understanding that if a defender plays the ball the attacker is no longer offside. The defender did make a play on the ball. W...

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