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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/3/2015

RE: competive College

Milind of Nasik, Maharashtra India asks...

Hello Sir,
Suppose a player is receiving the ball and the opponent calls 'leave its my ball ' and the player leaves it, is it a foul? Suppose during the corner kick, the ball has been delivered and the striker is just about to head the ball and ...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/2/2015

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

The question of 'deliberate touch' by a defender in resetting offsides is a continuing debate. The video provided (by FIFA) doesn't really clear things up.

http://garcia-aranda.com/offsideifab/eng004video007.html

Yes, the attacker w...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/2/2015

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I must have missed seeeing this, but am curious as to the answer to the question that Referee Dawson posed. I don't see any follow-up questions to this one.

It would seem to me that Blue #12, who was previously tying his shoe, would be call...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 3/2/2015

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I'm somewhat confused about the answers. Referee Joe McHugh said 'The referee cannot change the facts of the Game or his decisions once the game has been terminated'. Does this include the decision to terminate the match?

i.e. if the refer...

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Character, Attitude and Control 3/2/2015

RE: Rec Under 9

Cayley of Evans, Georgia United States asks...

I am a USSF certified referee. I ref all age groups, but this incident happened with U-8 females whom I have been reffing for the past two nights. This particular coach caught my attention on the first night with his open challenge of the Laws of The...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 3/1/2015

RE: N/A

Peter Grove of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire UK asks...

As well as the various points already made, it might be worth mentioning that the wording quoted in the original question has not been part of the Laws since 2010, when the current wording, as given by Ref McHugh, came into effect. ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 3/1/2015

RE: Select Under 15

Jen of Camden, SC USA asks...

As a matter of trivia, our select coach has informed our players of an obscure rule that allows a defensive player to kick the ball out of bounds yet still be awarded a goal kick. The clue was 'it is all about location: look it up'. We have Google'd ...

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Law 1- The Field 3/1/2015

RE: rec. Under 13

addie dusseau of holly, michigan america asks...

Is it legal to pick up the soccer net and move it?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/28/2015

Andy Weinstein of Jackson, NJ USA asks...

I just attended a Ref Recertification class and we discussed the interpretation of a 'deliberate' touch with regard to offsides. The deliberate kick by a defender can be a good or bad touch and if played to an Attacker in an offsides position, the A...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/28/2015

RE: Comp Under 15

John Arnold of berkeley, ca usa asks...

In the Man Utd v Sunderland game today, United had a goal disallowed for offside. It appeared to me that the keeper played the ball deliberately (it wasn't an uncontrolled rebound off him) even though it went to the opposition player. As such, was it...

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