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League Specific 11/21/2019

D Sansom of Edinburgh, UK asks...

We had a player sent off after 12 minutes. The tie went on to extra time and we won 2-1. At the start of the 2nd half of extra time we had 11 players on the pitch for about 1 minute. During this time, nothing of note took place.
We have just b...

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League Specific 10/27/2019

John Lubeck of Livermore, California United States asks...

With new concussion awareness bringing youth specific rules, we do not allow headers in U12 and below age groups. A header is supposed to result in and IDFK. I have chosen to not award and IDFK several times when, similar to a hand ball not being '...

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League Specific 10/8/2019

Saikat Nandy of Howrah, West Bengal India asks...

If any match is abandoned for bad pitch condition what ref will do and what was the rule for rematch...

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League Specific 9/24/2019

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

I just watched a college game this past weekend. The NCAA rule book does not explain a dropped ball the way IFAB does in Law 8, so I am a little confused.
There was an uncontested dropped ball where the lone player took a couple of touches and th...

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League Specific 9/22/2019

Jay Dempsey of Glasgow, UK Scotland asks...

If a player gets sent off the previous game in a Scottish cup game via 2 yellow cards are they eligible for the next Scottish cup game...

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League Specific 8/31/2019

engin ataman of Olympia, WA United States asks...

hello,
I will be asking you to educate us about the differences between two decisions/tackles in two different games/situations.

https://twitter.com/Mlagrooo/status/1165722718806917121 this one was a red card after VAR review (was initi...

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League Specific 8/31/2019

Paul Walsh of Estero, Florida USA asks...

What are the rules for U8 four versus four?...

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League Specific 8/27/2019

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

I believe I understand the Build-Out-Line for goal kicks and Keeper possession, but what about a free kick for the defense? Say you call offside at the edge of the goal area, so other than being an IDFK it is basically a goal kick, yet the opposing t...

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League Specific 7/17/2019

Andre of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

I am a convenor for a soccer league. I had a player make a racial comment to an Asian player on another team. He referred to him a couple of times as Mr. Miyagi from the Karate Kid which almost sparked a brawl. The player was eventually red carded f...

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League Specific 6/9/2019

Megan of Gary, Indiana United States asks...

Hi! I'm reffing my first head ref job for the u10 age group. I'm fairly inexperienced, so I have a few questions. Firstly, Do the refs still call captains over at this age level? If not, how do we decide who gets the ball first? How long are the halv...

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