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Law 14 - Penalty kick 5/10/2016

Corey of nashville, TN usa asks...

Player A takes penalty kick and goalie saves it. AR says goalie was over line and rekick. Team sends Player B to take rekick instead of player A. Player B makes kick. Can you switch players for a rekick? ...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/17/2016

Fred Hughes of Wrexham, clwyd uk asks...

Hi my Question to you,is-When a penalty has been awarded,the Goalkeeper must stay on his line until the ball has been kicked,yet when the penalty taker comes up to the ball,stops,then goes forward and sometimes stops again,the goalkeeper has now move...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/14/2016

Otto of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

In a penalty kick situation - for example, if an offensive player is inside the penalty box and is grabbed / pushed by a defender while driving to the goal or shooting - if a penalty kick is awarded, does the player who was pushed have to be the...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/5/2016

scott of glasgow, scotland asks...

during a penalty shootout, the ball passes through a hole in the net. what is the ruling. and should the referee check the net whilst there are still penalty to be taken...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/4/2016

pc singh of guwahati, assam india asks...

can a penalty taker touch and score goal from ball rebound from goal post without touching any player...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 4/4/2016

Tom of New Hope, Pennsylvania United States asks...

Penalty kick question. Ball is placed on penalty stripe. During offensive players approach to ball the wind gusts. Ball moves slightly (approx 1/4 turn) as offensive player strikes ball into goal. In this particular match the goal was disallowed and ...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/30/2016

Mr G J Squire of Exeter, Devon UK asks...

A penalty has been awarded, the player steps up a take his shot in the correct manner.
The ball from the initial shot hits the base of the goal post without any goal keeper involvement and returns to the penalty taker who then shoots again and s...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/18/2016

Russ Carl of Sterling Heights, Michigan United States asks...

At the end of a half, a penalty kick is awarded to the green team because the red defender recklessly tackled him/her in his own penalty area. Even though time has expired the referee allows the penalty kick to take place (this is within the LOTG). ...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/18/2016

adomako of kumasi, ashanti ghana asks...

if a referee has not whistle and a player kicks a penalty from the spot and the keeper saves what happens...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/15/2016

Robert Watson of Sechelt, Canada asks...

A PK was called as a result of a trip in the penalty area.

Set up for the PK was made (players out of the penalty area, ball at the mark, keeper on the line, kicker identified and ready to go...

The PK was taken with the ball enteri...

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