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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/7/2014

Al of San Jose, CA USA asks...

An attacking player, near 18 yard line, isolated against the goal keeper is grabbed and pulled down from behind by a defender starting outside penalty area but ends up actually down inside the penalty box. Where do you determine the location for the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/7/2014

Michael of Tulare, Ca Us asks...

Last man gets a ball played back to him. He turns his trap backwards the keeper. He then proceeds to lay on the floor and pass the ball backwards with his head to his goalkeeper. Is this a legal play or considered to be a back pass?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/7/2014

Dennis DiMarino Jr. of Philadelphia, PA US asks...

Hi, I am watching the West Ham/Swansea game right now and had a question about the red card play that occurred. I thought the referee made the right decision but questioned why it resulted in a free kick. The advantage I thought was correct, but wh...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/7/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm wondering if you can clarify this any more. From past answers, I've gathered that the GK is just like any other player, except that once he/she has control of the ball inside the penalty area, no one can challenge.

I've also gathered th...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 12/6/2014

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

hi refs,
when a team has a goal kick i know the ball has to leave the penaty area for it to be in play, my question is if a team has a free kick in their own penalty area do the same rules apply as a goal kick or can a player pass it to a teamate...

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Other 12/6/2014

Roland Kelly of Menlo Park, CA (Ex. Dublin, Ireland), CA USA asks...

Dear Referees,
I believe there is a continued error (since at least 2011/2012) in the current LOTG issued by FIFA (see page 87/148) 2013/2014 Edition. The text states where the AR should be at Kick Off.'The assistant referees must be in line with...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/6/2014

Richard of East Longmeadow, MA US asks...

I have some difficulty in distinguishing between a legal shoulder charge and impeding the progress of an attacker.

Say an attacker has possession of the ball, with a defender in front of him.
The attacker then kicks the ball forward and ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 12/5/2014

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

hi refs,
when play is stopped by the ref for an injured player on the field while play is going on, i know a dropped ball is normally how play is restarted but sometimes i see one team kick it back to the other teams goalkeeper is this a decision...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/4/2014

Chris of Marysville, California United States asks...

I coach a U10 boys competitive team. I have a VERY aggressive goalkeeper who is not afraid to put his body on the line. He will often make sliding challenges, diving for the ball and covering it up, sliding through in what could best be described as ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 12/3/2014

Emilie Frei of Colorado Springs, CO United States asks...

Is it wrong to teach defenders that they can use their opponent's eyes as a tell about where they are going to pass the ball?...

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