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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/23/2019

Ian Rogers of Wellington, New Zealand asks...

Earlier this season our centre back miskicked a clearance from outside the box and it flew back to our GK, who caught it. Clearly an unintentional backpass. However the (home) ref gave an IDFK, on the basis that while it was a miskick and unintention...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 10/22/2019

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Response to answer 33726.

However, under the new LOTG once a ball is kicked and clearly moves it is now in play. There for what then is the restart....

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/22/2019

John Lubeck of Livermore, California United States asks...

Regarding referee Dawson's questions / comments:
No, I do not ever discuss the distorted vision in my one eye with teams or coaches. It seems it's sort of like making an excuse before the match.
As far as my pregame, I have this season at le...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/21/2019

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Goal keeper sets ball for a goal kick then decides to drag the ball with his feet to a different spot within the goal area, picks it up and replaces it. What is the restart and why?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2019

Mike Bookham of BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

If a goal keeper has the ball in their hand and go to kick the ball up field out of their hands is an opponent allowed to block the goal keepers kick with their foot at close range?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2019

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Defender A is standing about 5 yards away from his goalkeeper. Defender B passes the ball back across the penalty area in the general direction of both the goalkeeper and defender A. Goalkeeper calls off defender A and picks up the ball.

My ...

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High School 10/21/2019

Tony Reis of Sandwich, MA United States asks...

Are high school soccer players allowed to switch their uniform jersey number to a different number in the same season?...

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High School 10/21/2019

Jason C of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

Two issues I am wondering about - taunting and contact after the play that maybe does or does not rise to the level of VC.

I recently disqualified a HS player for taunting. (NFHS has a special rule covering taunting not found in the IFAB rul...

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Mechanics 10/20/2019

J.martins of Oyo, Oyo Nigeria asks...

The striker receives ball outside 18 yard box of his opponent and he was off,then the AR raised and drop the flag twice,after droping the flag a goal was awarded .my questions are(1)is the AR surpose to keep the flag raised or drop it? (2)the goal aw...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/20/2019

Rob of Port Coquitlam, BC Canada asks...

'deliberate kick to the goalkeeper'

In a recent game, the attacking player tried to make a forward pass in the air, the defending player tried to intercept the pass (a knee high pass which was deflected by the defender's foot).

The ...

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