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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/23/2016

RE: Adult

christopher fernandes of Farwaniya, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

When a referee awards a penalty during the match, can a player replace the goalkeeper for that penalty only? if yes does he change his jersey....

Please explain.


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League Specific 7/23/2016

RE: REC Under 13

David of A Michigan city, Usa asks...

I coach in a somewhat competitive rec league. The league is sanctioned by ussf. And follows most of there rules. Except the league president assigns referees and almost all the time they are not certified and never wear a referee uniform and I don't ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2016

RE: rec and select Under 13

PJ of Florence, KY usa asks...

I am a referee and a player...isnt the goalie allowed to knock a olayer out of the way to get the ball on a corner kick when the player is blocking the goalie from getting the ball....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2016

RE: Rec Under 16

Vaughan Robertson of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

We had an interesting scenario in the weekend - deliberate pass back to the goalie who picked it up. Ref adjudged an indirect free kick... all good, but after the game the goalie (15 years old... an expert!) maintained that he had stopped it with his...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2016

RE: Select Under 14

Manato of Roswell, GA usa asks...

During or son's U13 game last night, he was verbally warned at halftime and a few times during the second half to lower his hands when marking and/or defending a corner kick on an opposing player. I reviewed law 12, touching (light touch)or simply p...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 7/21/2016

RE: REC High School

Howard Knight of Windsor, Ontario Canada asks...

if a goalie catches the ball and then his momentum takes him past the end line but not into the net. Goalie kick or corner kick?
Co-ed Recreational ages 16-21...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/20/2016

RE: Competive Adult

Cindy Verne of Placentia, CA usa asks...

After a foul when does the referee have to restart the game with there whistle and when can you that the kick without the referee blowing there whistle...

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Law 2 - The Ball 7/20/2016

RE: Competive Adult

Cindy Verne of Placentia, CA usa asks...

I a ball from another field comes on the field and interfers with play and the ref stops the game. How should the ball be put back in play...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/19/2016

RE: Professional

Naser alghafari of AMMAN, AMMAN JORDAN asks...

Substitute player enter the field instead of a player in the interval time without referee permission and scored a goal, in this moment referee discovered that before restart , what is the decision ?


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Law 11 - Offside 7/19/2016

RE: Rec Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

A colleague and I were discussing a particular play at the end of a game and he made a claim while comparing two plays he says are very similar.

In the particular play, A1 (left wing) is clearly offside but away from the ball. A2 (right wing...

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