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Kicks From The Penalty mark 5/29/2016

RE: Adult

Dennis Mirren of Glasgow, Lanarkshireg United Kingdom asks...

When a match goes to a penalty shootout the team that chose which end to take penalties am I right that other team takes 1st penalty....

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Other 5/29/2016

RE: all of the above Under 17

Denis of Toronto, Ontario Canada asks...

Played and coached at a high level for years.
To my knowledge it is not very difficult to become a an official here in ontario canada.

I am wondering through ref training and courses are they trained on what is a foul and what is not? Fo...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2016

RE: Rec, Select, Competetive High School

Mary Ramirez-de-Arellano of Damascus, Maryland USA asks...

At what point during an 'advantage' situation do you stop play and award a foul? ...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 5/28/2016

RE: Pro Professional

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

the above link, is it goal or a yellow card to attacker and retake penalty?

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Fitness 5/28/2016

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd agree that an active centre ref would be close to an active player in distance covered in a game. According to my Fitbit, I cover about 12,000 steps or around 10 km as a player or ref in a full game.

As an AR, it's often less than half t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/28/2016

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Two separate questions about referee error, please.

1) Ceremonial INDFK. Referee blows whistle. First player taps the ball, but it clearly moves slightly. 2nd player kicks ball over the wall. GK, who couldn't see the actual kick because...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2016

RE: Amateur Adult

Iain Stewart of Glasgow, Uk asks...

Goalkeeper swipes at a pass back only to kick the ball in the air approx 2metres in front of him. A striker is closing him down and the keeper picks the ball up without any other player touching the ball since the initial pass back. Should this be a ...

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Law 11 - Offside 5/28/2016

RE: I'm just a fan but am anxious. No. 2 High School

Tolga Eskici of Bedford, United Kingdom asks...

In the 2016 Champions League final, Sergio Ramos scored a goal in an offside position. However, during this, his shirt was being tugged, would the goal still not count or would there be a penalty offence instead? Please answer, thank you. Sorry, I'm ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/28/2016

Mauricio P. of Redmond, Washington United States asks...

Hi, Question on update to law 12 regarding impeding an opponent with contact. Players often do this as the ball is going out of bounds. Scenario, the defending player shields the ball and is NOT within playing distance. The attacking player is the...

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Law 15 - Throw In 5/27/2016

RE: Competitive Under 15

Rob of Flin Flon, Canada asks...

Can the opposing team score on a throw in if before going into the goal the goalie touches the ball attempting to stop the ball....

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