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Other 6/8/2017

tommy dalziel of motherwell, State United Kingdom asks...

i have recently been made aware by now 3 referees that one of the coaches (assistant)has been warning refs about my sons previous tackles behaviour in previos games and to watch him on the park,,have you experienced this and what course of action can...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/8/2017

Shaun Inwood of Wellington, Select a state/region New Zealand asks...

If there is a corner and the keeper yells Mine or I got it and the attackers think it was one of their own players and subsequently left the ball, is this considered unsporting behaviour?
I believe this has happened to my team this year and I tho...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/31/2017

Gary Graham of Glasgow, Scotland asks...

If a player is running through to a ball is onside and a player who is in an offside position but not interfering with play makes a move towards the ball but does not play the ball, is he offside and a foul given ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/30/2017

Paul Virdo of Milton, Ontario Canada asks...

Question about advantage on a careless foul that interferes with a promising attack.

Let's assume there is no question that if I blow my whistle I am issuing a caution.

If I allow advantage, am I essentially saying the promising a...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 5/28/2017

Tracy atkinson of Castle Rock, CO United States asks...

My daughter is getting a cast for a radial buckle fracture. She is scheduled for regional tournament in Utah in 2 weeks.

Will the CastProtector product or something similar be allowed for playing? Bubble wrap?

I am not sure she c...

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Mechanics 5/28/2017

Tim Spotts of Lititz , PA USA asks...

When a goal is scored, what is the order of the referees writing down the score, lead,trail,center? ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 5/26/2017

Jeff Banks of Kona, HI USA asks...

A goal kick was taken and a teammate stayed inside the penalty area. The goal kick rebounds off of his teammate's back into the goal.
Is the goal kick retaken?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2017

Peter of Ottawa, On Canada asks...

Strange occurrence in a u15 district level game tonight. There was an indirect free kick for the goalie handling the ball after it was kicked back.
When the attacking team went to take the kick both players jumped over the ball to fake the kick...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 5/24/2017

Matt of Salt Lake City, UT United States of America asks...

During a penalty kick procedure, but prior to the kick being taken, defender B1 pushes attacker A2 into the penalty area. The kick is taken while A2 is still in the penalty area. The penalty kick is missed.

I've been involved with soccer f...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2017

Jef Reiner of Captain Cook, Hawaii USA asks...

As a beginning referee I would like clarification on fouls and misconduct. Law 12 explains misconduct very well, but I want to make sure that my understanding is correct. Fouls are awarded DFK or IFK and are only awarded a yellow or red card, if the ...

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