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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 6/21/2015

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Hey, it's been a while ... we've had some down time recently (injury) so I haven't had much opportunity to see calls I had questions about ... but we are back in action again! So here's one ...

Team A has unchallenged control of the ball in...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 6/21/2015

Marty of Lavington, New South Wales Australia asks...

Can play be restarted if a player who has been sent off has not yet left the field of play?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/21/2015

Chris Thomas of Fairfield, CA United States asks...

Why, after a free kick is awarded, do referees allow the defending team the opportunity to stand next to the ball preventing a quick kick by the attacking team? This behavior by the referee awards the fouling team the opportunity to get their player...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/21/2015

Caleb bragg of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...

Is a defender of the goalies team allowed in the box while the goalie is taking the goal kick...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/20/2015

JR of Herndon, VA USA asks...

Two attacking players are going to goal with only the goalkeeper between them and the goal (we'll presume that the defenders are super slow and didn't make it back in time). The first attacker has the ball and shoots on goal. The second attacker is...

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Law 1- The Field 6/20/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

With respect, Joe McHugh's description 'If any part of the ball is touching any part. . .' is not accurate.

Eclipsing/obscuring (if we can imagine being directly above the ball) or the 'wall of water' are better ways of getting the call cor...

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Law 1- The Field 6/20/2015

Paul of Milton, Ontario Canada asks...

This interpretation of the lines being part of the FOP makes total sense, even when it comes to parts of the foot being on a line during throw-ins.

However, why is it that FIFA and our associations train us differently when it comes to offsi...

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Law 1- The Field 6/19/2015

Ed Jarvis of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England asks...

We all know that the ball is in play unless the whole of the ball is over the whole of the line. But when is the ball in or out of the penalty area? And with reference to five-a-side, when is it in or out of the D?...

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Law 1- The Field 6/17/2015

Zin Lin Htet of Yangon, Yangon Myanmar asks...

The ball hit to the corner flag. Come back in the field of play after hit. How to decide it? Continue to play or corner kick or goal kick?...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 6/15/2015

Dominic Lucivero of Hoboken, New Jersey United States asks...

We had 2 players with the same number. We taped a 1 and recorded on the roster form as the player having a 3 digit number instead of 2. It happens that the taped number fell off during the game and the referee gave a yellow to one player then at anot...

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