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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/23/2019

Ian Rogers of Wellington, New Zealand asks...

Earlier this season our centre back miskicked a clearance from outside the box and it flew back to our GK, who caught it. Clearly an unintentional backpass. However the (home) ref gave an IDFK, on the basis that while it was a miskick and unintention...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2019

Mike Bookham of BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

If a goal keeper has the ball in their hand and go to kick the ball up field out of their hands is an opponent allowed to block the goal keepers kick with their foot at close range?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2019

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Defender A is standing about 5 yards away from his goalkeeper. Defender B passes the ball back across the penalty area in the general direction of both the goalkeeper and defender A. Goalkeeper calls off defender A and picks up the ball.

My ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/20/2019

Rob of Port Coquitlam, BC Canada asks...

'deliberate kick to the goalkeeper'

In a recent game, the attacking player tried to make a forward pass in the air, the defending player tried to intercept the pass (a knee high pass which was deflected by the defender's foot).

The ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/20/2019

Chris of Salmiya, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

In a match between team red and team blue, during the match team blue player accidentally was elbowed in the face by a player from the red team.
The player immediately holding his face fell to the ground, and the referee continued the match for a...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/14/2019

Joel Genove of Leesburg, VA United States asks...

Is a hand ball/handling of the ball outside of the box (not by a goalkeeper) restarted with a direct or indirect free kick?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/10/2019

jerold of phoenix, az USA asks...

question about issuing a caution for FRD

say you give a DFK for a foul in the attacking third and the defender who committed the foul receives a YC for the foul (for whatever reason, PI, SPA, etc). you choose to give the YC (not wait until n...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/9/2019

grant of las vegas, nevada USA asks...

is it possible to give a player two cautions on the exact same play for a single foul they do? for example, a player has done a few of the same type of holding foul from behind. you tell him that the next one is a caution. then he does it again and n...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/8/2019

Jirka Strmiska of Brno, Czechia asks...


let me set up the situation. The attacking player is in control of the ball, he has it somewhere under his feet, and he wants to shoot...what decision will the ref give, if the defending player, steps with his foot in front of the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/7/2019

Michael Bruckwick of Silver Spring, MD United States asks...

A player - 13 years old - loudly said to a teammate 'George, getting to the f**king ball' about 20 minutes into a match. The player who said it did not have a foul yet, or a yellow card, and had not been spoken to by the referee. Should the player w...

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