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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/31/2018

Andrew McLagan of Scarborough, Western Australia Australia asks...

agreed to ref a pre-season fun game for some mates.

Their opposing team continually took their free kicks and set kicks by rolling the ball and booting it. I pulled them up for it at least a dozen times. They started to get upset with me cal...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/13/2018

Matt Lawrence of Dallas, TX United States asks...

Well I guess if yall are in agreeance that the defense cant ask for the 10 yards then I guess thats the case now. It just seems simpler to pace it off in a goal scoring opportunity instead of throwing cards around. Also as a former golf caddie, I bel...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/12/2018

Matt Lawrence of Dallas, TX United States asks...

Regarding wall placement in a goal scoring opportunity... if the rules state that the wall must be 10 yards away, and the estimation of the referee is more like 12 yards, why is the defense not entitled to ask for a pace off if the offense is allowed...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/12/2018

Andrew of Wilmington, Nc Usa asks...

I was an AR for an adult league game this weekend. The attacking team was awarded a direct free kick just outside the penalty area. The defense was getting the wall setup. After about 10-15 seconds after the whistle for the foul, the attackers took t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/10/2018

JJ WALSH of DUBLIN 16 , ireland asks...

If a player requests 10 yards and takes free kick before whistle. What is decision and restart...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/2/2018

Dave Rahilly of Borehamwood , England asks...

Why do professional referees take 10'steps to position the wall. 10 steps is not 10 yds. A 39 inch step is not a normal gait. To anyone viewing on tv can see that generally the pitch cutting is done in 6 yard widths i.e.: 3 in penalty area. The 3rd ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/18/2017

Muhammad Rizwan Khan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...

Sir, As all we know that during a goal kick no player of attacking or defending team cant take the ball in penalty area. But during a offside or foul kick in penalty area is it the right spot to take the free kick inside the penalty area and can a de...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/7/2017

Deryck Sayers of Santa Clarita, CA United States asks...

2 questions, simple ones really.

Im a goal keeper and a free kick was awarded in my favor, inside the 18 yard box. I took the kick short to one of my defenders who received the ball inside the 18 yard box. The referee insisted that any kick,...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/19/2017

Me of Los Angeles , Ca United States asks...

Indirect free kick after offside goes over the touch line without being touched by a second player. On the theory that the ball was never in play I retook the free kick. Good call or bad call?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/1/2017

Alex C of LF, NJ USA asks...

We had a similar issue against our team. Our GK touched an indirect kick and it went it. Should our goalie have simply ignored it and have not tried made a play at it and let it go in directly which would have resulted in a goal kick?...

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