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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2016

RE: rec Adult

KEN WIKLE of CLARKSTON, Michigan United States asks...

I have been searching Advice to Referees and don't see a reference for this situation.
The referee issues a yellow card to a player for one of the seven reasons in the Laws. The player is substituted out of the game. After the player becomes a su...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 6/29/2016

RE: Competitive Adult

Nader of Novi, MI United States asks...

In an adult game, a player was asked by the center referee to go off the pitch and put his shin guard on. His team had only 11 players and therefore as soon as he stepped off the field, they were playing with 10 men.

He fixed the issue and w...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 6/28/2016

RE: Travel Under 13

Jim of Duncansville, Pa Usa asks...

Penalty shots to decide the game. Player strikes the ball and it hits the crossbar goes straight up in the air, drops behind the goalie outside the line and bounces back into the goal, is this a goal or does the forward momentum of the ball being...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 6/27/2016

RE: social Other

Pierre of jhb, jhb rsa asks...

Morning. I would like to know in a soccer match, what happens when a referee refuses to continue referring a game. A new ref is asked to referee the game. How should the game continue. then the next ref refs for 10 minutes then walks of the field. A ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/27/2016

RE: Competitive Adult

Paul of Hamilton, Ontario Canada asks...

Hi, we were playing yesterday and I crossed the ball into the box, the goalie tapped the ball and it hit his player in the arm and deflected back into the goalie's hands. I understand that if it is not intentional then it is not a hand ball call but...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/27/2016

g of greenock, scotland asks...

There has been some debate over this goal over the years. The goal was scored in 1976 and I have read that subsequently the FA banned the flick although I have never seen this verified. I have also seen it said that the ball didn't travel its' circum...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/27/2016

RE: Other

Moshe levy of Palatine, Illinois Usa asks...

Offside inside the penalty area!
Q. Are the player must kick the ball outside the box?
Q. Are the all players must to leave the penalty box?
Thank you !...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/27/2016

RE: High School

Iai of Las Vegas, Nevada USA asks...

If a defender deflects a pass to an attacker in an offside position, is he offside?...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 6/27/2016

RE: Adult

John J. O'Hara of Berlin, New Jersey USA asks...

On a penalty kick- Once the referee blows his whistle, is there a time limit on when the attempt must take place? Also, I've seen penalty kickers stutter-step or even hesitate before kicking in an apparent attempt to deceive the goalkeeper. Comment?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/26/2016

RE: rec Adult

waym of Auckland , New Zealand asks...

A Referee gave a free kick at the edge of the penalty area for a foul during the end of a cup game, an altercation happened between the defender and attacker, He gave the defender a yellow card for over re-acting from a push, and a Red card to the At...

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