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Law 11 - Offside 6/2/2016

Ari of 16517 Septo Street, CA USA asks...

Player A plays a through ball to Player B who is in an offside position. A defender who is running back miskicks the ball and it goes directly to Player B. Is the player offsides? ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 6/2/2016

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

Three goal kick questions.

1. A goal kick is taken and directed to the side of the penalty area, with no opponents in the PA. While the ball is traveling through the PA, can an opponent cut across the PA to challenge for the ball that is n...

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League Specific 6/2/2016

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

Is IFAB's new rewrite of the Laws currently in affect in the USA? I was just at a training seminar and was told USSF has not yet accepted them, but when I went to the USSF web page the new Laws are provided, so I assume we should be following them....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/30/2016

Sharleen of Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

My children play on a diverse teams and I was recently at a game (and it has happened in other games I have been to in the past as well) where racial slurs were being made on the field by a couple of players on the opposing team. For example, I hav...

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Other 5/29/2016

Denis of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

Played and coached at a high level for years.
To my knowledge it is not very difficult to become a an official here in ontario canada.

I am wondering through ref training and courses are they trained on what is a foul and what is not? Fo...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 5/29/2016

Dennis Mirren of Glasgow, Lanarkshireg United Kingdom asks...

When a match goes to a penalty shootout the team that chose which end to take penalties am I right that other team takes 1st penalty....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2016

Mauricio P. of Redmond, Washington United States asks...

Hi, Question on update to law 12 regarding impeding an opponent with contact. Players often do this as the ball is going out of bounds. Scenario, the defending player shields the ball and is NOT within playing distance. The attacking player is the...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/28/2016

Tolga Eskici of Bedford, United Kingdom asks...

In the 2016 Champions League final, Sergio Ramos scored a goal in an offside position. However, during this, his shirt was being tugged, would the goal still not count or would there be a penalty offence instead? Please answer, thank you. Sorry, I'm ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2016

Iain Stewart of Glasgow, Uk asks...

Goalkeeper swipes at a pass back only to kick the ball in the air approx 2metres in front of him. A striker is closing him down and the keeper picks the ball up without any other player touching the ball since the initial pass back. Should this be a ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/28/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Two separate questions about referee error, please.

1) Ceremonial INDFK. Referee blows whistle. First player taps the ball, but it clearly moves slightly. 2nd player kicks ball over the wall. GK, who couldn't see the actual kick because...

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