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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/29/2017

Rand Skelton of Gilbert, AZ United States asks...

In today's game, a ball was kicked by opposing team and going out but hit a water bottle that was real close to the sideline before it completely crossed the line. One of our players picked it up for a throw in and the ref whistled the game stopped. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/28/2017

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

On the 'playing in a dangerous manner' theme: in a recent match, I saw a player dribble through a few defenders with her elbows swinging up close to face level.

There was no contact and no one winced away. I've seen enough of this player to ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

Can a 'high kick' dangerous play violation be considered if it is the knee instead of the foot that gets to the head level (like on this play)?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/26/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

Scoreless match between two very good teams and these two plays had fans of both teams screaming HANDBALL! However, I think the CR made the right no-call decision in at least the first one. I included a slow-motion for each one.


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Law 11 - Offside 4/26/2017

Rick of Middle river, Md USA asks...

In reference to the question on the penalty kick question/ answer
If the kicker kicks the ball after the deflection from the Goalie and the laws of the game are in effect and their is no defender between the kicker and the Goalie would not the k...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 4/26/2017

Mike of Livonia, Michigan U.S.A. asks...

If the lines on the field are considered part of the area which they enclose, then why during a throw-in must the player's two feet only be partially on the line when the rest of the feet can be across it and on the field? If even their full foot was...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/25/2017

Keeper of Sydney, Nsw Australia asks...

I saw an offside rule with the wording 'you can't be offside from a throw.'
I know you can't be offside from a throw in but the wording doesn't include the 'in'.
Would that be a mistake or could it imply that you can't be offside if a goalke...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/24/2017

Christina of New Smyrna Beach, Fl USA asks...

I have a son who plays on the U16 level for a travel team. Yesterday we had a game. My son is a defender. The other team had a corner kick. The team kicked it and another player kicked it towards the goal. My son was standing in front of the goal and...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/22/2017

jorge of Cedar Ridge, CA United States asks...

penalty for goalie crossing 18 yard line with ball before he kicks it...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/22/2017

Israel Maciel of South Gate, California United States asks...

Lately I have seen referees not requiring the defensive team players to move 20 yards away from the ball. Referees argue that if the team taking the free kick doesn't ask for the distancia, he doesn't have to ask defensive players to respect that dis...

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