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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/10/2014

Samantha Micallef of Brisbane, Queensland Australia asks...

The ball stays in play after hitting the referee or an assistant referee who is standing in the field of play. Should play continue?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/23/2014

G. Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At one of our parks, trees overhang one sideline¦ about 30 feet above the field.

If a ball hits a branch, what is the restart? Throw-in or IDFK?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/23/2014

G. Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

On the idea of a goalie being free of carding for any handling of the ball in his area¦

How about this scenario:

Goalie's defender throws the ball directly to him¦ but he realizes that an attacker is going to get to it first, for an...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 1/8/2014

Gil of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...

during a friendly match, the ball hit the corner flag and then went out of bounds. the referee assigned a corner kick for my team, but the opposition defender claimed that the referee was wrong because the rule is that if the ball hits the corner fla...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/21/2013

Jeff of New York, NY USA asks...

Hi,
We play 7vs7 game on half field of a standard soccer field. In this case, there is a fixed big goal on one side of our field. Sometimes, the ball hits the post and rebound back to the field. Will the ball be consider as still in play or shoul...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/1/2013

Bob Healy of whitman, Massachusetts United States asks...

soccer ball hits a dog and ball goes in the goal is it a goal...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/23/2013

Nick of Calgary, AB Canada asks...

Can a player play the ball from out of bounds provided; he was on the field at the time (not a substitute), and the ball did not wholly cross the line? ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 9/7/2013

Brian H of Seattle, Washington USA asks...

It has become a common occurrence in our league that coaches, substitute players, and/or spectators stop balls going over the touchline in order to prevent the ball from hitting spectators or going too far from the FOP. However, many times well-inten...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 8/31/2013

Tony of Liverpool , Merseyside England asks...

Are assistant referees deemed to be part of the field of play?...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 10/25/2012

Dennis Pax of Piqua, Ohio USA asks...

I was at a game tonight where there was a corner kick which resulted in a goal, but the goal was nullified because the kick traveled past the end line and then came back in while still in the air. I've unable to find an explanation on this with rega...

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