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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/27/2015

RE: Competitive Professional

Rod of Bensville, Nsw Australia asks...

Ref gave penalty aganst goalkeeper who took ball at edge of box as striker was coming through, keeper was last man. Penalty was given against keeper for alledgedly elbowing, he was given a yellow card. Keeper had ball, was last man. Should it have b...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 7/27/2015

RE: Competitive Adult

Dave Dischiavo of Latham, NY USA asks...

Can a player taking a goal kick from thier own goal box turn around and score on their own goal? They would not do this of course; but can they do it legally and score an own goal? If not, who gets the ball and where? ...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/26/2015

RE: Select Adult

Peter of Ipswich, QLD Australia asks...

Is the defending team obligated to retrieve the ball for the attacking side...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/26/2015

RE: Professional Adult

Taylor of New York City, NY USA asks...

Two players are chasing down a pass headed over the ENDLINE on one side of goal by a couple yards while the keeper stays in position to protect against a pass. The offensive player manages to keep the ball in bounds although his momentum carries him ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/26/2015

RE: Competitive Adult

James Eccles of Barrow in Furness, Cumbria England asks...

Among a few questionable decisions given against our team in a game today one stood out in particular regarding the back pass rule. A player on our team passed the ball back to one of our defenders stood on the edge of our area. As he was under press...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 7/25/2015

RE: C grade Under 17

scarlette Jackson of Newcastle, NSW Australia asks...

Are girls allowed to play with their hair down in soccer. Is there any rule that does not allow this?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/25/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Paul of Milton, ON Canada asks...

DFK is awarded to attacking team about 5 yards out of the area. Defenders are about 8 yards back of the ball. Attackers do not 'ask' for yards but I gently ask defenders to back up a couple of times.

Is it necessary for me to restart with a...

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League Specific 7/25/2015

RE: Professional Professional

bob of bay area, ca usa asks...

If soccer was to adopt an instant replay review system, what would you guys think the best way to use it would be? My thoughts:

All reviews are by a central area by a third party official, either back at some headquarters or in a secret boot...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/24/2015

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have 4 follow-up questions:

1) Referee Joe McHugh showed a link ( & then posed the question as to whether it was a deliberate play or a deflection. As I looked at the video, it appe...

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Appearance 7/23/2015

RE: Rec Adult

Tim Eliot of New York, NY USA asks...

No further question, and feel free to post this or not as you see fit. I just wanted to express my thanks for the clarity and promptness of all of your replies! Good refs stepping up makes me very happy. Cheers to all of you!

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