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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/2/2018

Lee Cooper of Wainwright, Alberta Cansda asks...

An outfield player takes a goal kick.
He passes the ball to his goalkeeper who has run to just outside the 18 yard box, parallel with the 6 yard box.
The goalkeeper controls the ball with his feet outside the 18 yard box taps it back inside ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/29/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Am disappointed the Ref McHugh chose not to provide a thought on the proposed variation on the benzema / Karius monument. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Tony Gaw of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...

I find it interesting that several referees with pro experience have different takes on the goal. I for one would have whistled it down and disallowed. This would be very similar to a free kick taken quickly. If a player within the 9.14m has the ball...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello,

Very standard situation. The goalkeeper toss the ball into the air to kick it by his foot. The ball left penalty area in the air before foot kick was made.

I want to ask about the moment when the ball was out the penalty area...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Suppose for a moment this...

nothing else but this...

IF Loris Karius had a bit more observational awareness, and suddenly baulked at releasing the ball because he could sense Benzema was about to stick a leg out...would that change...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2018

Greg of Ventura, CA USA asks...

The Law specifically states:
# prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from the hands OR KICKS OR ATTEMPTS TO KICK THE BALL WHEN THE GOALKEEPER IS IN THE PROCESS OF RELEASING IT.

How was that not kicking the ball while the goalk...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/26/2018

Keith of Las Vegas, NV USA asks...

https://youtu.be/t7vw0H6JGPU
Though the Liverpool GK made a blunder to even risk this event, I would have called a foul and awarded IFK because the Real Madrid forward was already attempting to kick the ball while the GK still had possession and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/26/2018

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,

what do you think about first goal in today's Champions League final match? Could it be 'preventing the goalkeeper from releasing the ball'?

Thank you very much!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2018

Dimitrios G. Panagiotidis of DES PLAINES, IL United States asks...

Not a question but more of a follow up to the excellent answers provided so far:

I am basing my decision to this FIFA explanation:

' ... A handball should not be awarded if a player is ruled to have handled the ball accidentally. Th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/24/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Thank you responders, the player receiving YC was the only one instigating (the other was being protected). That is why im surprised he followed up directly with the AL. The team was concerned with the point deductions in standing ie (2 points for do...

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