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Law 11 - Offside 9/18/2018

Zach of Istanbul, Turkey asks...

A few months ago, all site contributors, uniformly stated that the goal in the game PAOK-AEK was offside.
A few days ago a similar (is it?) goal, at least according to PAOK fans, was awarded to Villareal.

Can you please comment on any di...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2018

James of Bakersfield, CA United States asks...

I am trying to get a grasp on what makes a push a foul. I.E. how is 'careless' defined?

I've read the actual definition, but there seems to be a lot of room of interpretation there.

Bottom line, can a player push another player and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/17/2018

joseph lennon of West Kilbride, North Ayrshire (GB-NAY) United Kingdom asks...

Forward jumps up to head the ball in six yard area, goalkeeper manages to get a hand to the ball deflecting it over the cross bar, after which both players collide - goalkeeper falls backwards into his goal player falls to the ground.
What should...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/15/2018

Phil Prata of Burlington, ON Canada asks...

Player in offside position when through ball played, defenders appeal for offside, the striker receives the ball and linesman flag goes up, defenders again appeal for offside, the ref calls out 'OK thanks' nothing else. The striker stops as do the de...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/14/2018

Tim Bedsole of Lithopolis, OH United States asks...

A ball is kicked on goal in the air. The keeper catches the ball firmly, has full control, and has taken two steps forward. Opposing player then runs directly into the keeper full speed and a collision occurs. The force of the impact is so strong tha...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/13/2018

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Thank you for your thorough explanation of offside. It brings up a question though.

Suppose D2's slide tackle took him out over the touch line on an angle, rather than the goal line. For purposes of offside, I know he's considered, but is ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2018

Philip Keown of Belfast, UK asks...

Is this still an indirect free kick if the attacker(opposition player) is stood outside the penalty area as therefore they are not obstructing the goalkeeper from punting or releasing the ball from within their specified area. I have been told I'm no...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/11/2018

Dean Schaedler of Dublin, OH United States asks...

At what age do slide tackles become legal?...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/11/2018


On a penalty kick (kick off the mark), can an opponent be on the side of the area as long as he does not pass the ball, and what is the restartif he is in front of ball when kick is made....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/10/2018

Coach Ron of Hagerstown, MD USA asks...

Keeper possession
When they were younger, we taught our girls that if the keeper only has a finger pinning the ball when on the ground (ala Lucy holding a football to be kicked by Charlie Brown) that we can't kick it.
In interes...

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