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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/15/2018

Luis Rodrigues of Waadt, Switzerland asks...

A player of team A is still inside the penalty area during a goal kick. The ball exits the penalty area correctly but an other player of team A takes the ball and pass it to the the player who was inside the penalty area who scores a goal.

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/28/2018

Mark Suehrstedt of West Covina, Ca Usa asks...

Why dont fifa referees call failure to yield the distance?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/9/2018

Eduardo of christmas, fl usa asks...

Please clarify the statement in LAW 13. Am I understanding correctly that the second bullet below would only occur if the free kick left the penalty area and then came back in? Also, it doesn't have to be deliberate, any handling would apply correc...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/1/2018

Eduardo Bertot of Chriistmas, Fl Usa asks...

A free kick inside your own penalty area must leave penalty area to be in play (ie goal kick) or kick is retaken. Is there an exception however if there is handling before ball leaves penalty area. Example keeper takes goal kick and a teammate handle...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2018

Frederick Plenn of Seaville, NJ United States asks...

If the attacking team is awarded an indirect free kick in the penalty area but less than 10 yards from goal and the defense is lined up on the goal line. Since they are within 10 yards, is there any difference as to when they may attack the ball (1s...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/1/2018

Glen Brizendine of Raleigh, NC USA asks...

Attacking team commits foul in the penalty area at around the Goal box (6). Ball is placed for direct kick, I pushed the attacking team all the way out of the Penalty Area which ended up being a distance of apx. 12 yds. The Attacking team coach was ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/8/2018

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

On the topic of trying to find ways to reduce the possibility of a player being dismissed due to a low level technical foul (and therefore a ref not calling such a foul), I wonder if 'Team' fouls might some day have a place in football.

A ki...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/5/2018

Randall Longhouse of ORLANDO, FL United States asks...

I am frequently involved in matches where the defending team, after committing a foul, stand in front of the ball to delay the restart. They retreat slowly once I verbally indicate to do so, or we do a ceremonial restart once the attacking team asks...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/26/2018

Jeanne Turner of Mount Shasta, CA United States asks...

My Referee organization has conflicting information about the term 'kicked'.. one instructor says the ball must be 'struck' by the foot an other says the ball my be 'rolled' by the foot.. just so long as the ball moves out of it 'foot print'. We nee...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/23/2018

Ivan Cardona of Hallandale, Florida United states asks...

What would you do if there is a free kick being taken just outside the Penalty area and the defending team sets up a wall with one defender layed out on the ground behind the wall to prevent a shot a on the ground? ...

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