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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/18/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I saw an odd one in our 60+ league game last week. At our kick-off, our striker was ready to put the ball in play when he was joined on the centre line by a team mate.

The ref waved him out of the circle, saying only one player could be ther...

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Other 10/18/2018

Ssebalamu Ronald of Kampala city, Nsambya Uganda asks...

i would like to understand all the laws governing football in brief explanation...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/16/2018

Adrian of Seattle, WA USA asks...

During a corner kick, but before the ball is put into play, an attacker (not the kicker) leaves the field of play along the goal line and on the ball side of the field, and then runs around the goal, and returns to the field near the the far post. H...

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Mechanics 10/16/2018

steve of oakland, CA usa asks...

How would you suggest handling a game solo mainly with regards to offsides? Last weekend I had to do a few games alone on nearly full size fields (110x70), and even though they were youth (u17 and u13) doing these games solo was still a lot of runnin...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/16/2018

Steve of gillingham, uk asks...

With regard to the new kick off rule whereby the ball can be played backwards from kick off - does this apply to mini soccer rules as the English FA's mini soccer rules still says the ball must be kicked forward...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/16/2018

terri d. of oakton, va usa asks...

In a recent game, the ball was bouncing around in front of our goal (about a foot away) in a frenzy of activity to defend/score from the teams.
At one point, our goalie deflects the ball, but with her foot as she is concerned last touch is from ...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2018

Robert of Perth, Scotland asks...

If an attacker is in an offside position when the ball is played forwards to another attacker who isnt offside. But when the attacker who isnt offside runs through and passes it back to the other attack who was offside previously, would that be class...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/15/2018

James of Bakersfield, CA United States asks...

My question is in relation to the offside call when a ball is played through to an attacker who is in an offside position.. When should the flag be raised?

I've heard varying degrees of opinion on this over the last couple of years, and fou...

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High School 10/15/2018

Iain Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

What constitutes possession by the goalkeeper....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/15/2018

Matthew Stone of Cameron Park, CA USA asks...

Just curious if anyone has experienced this before. I made a call per rule 12 regarding impeding and wondering if I may have been a little too quick in calling. Blue Player A (defender) gets ball and travelling towards his own goal to reset play, a...

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