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Law 5 - The Referee 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

I would like to ask a question regarding the use of hats/sunglasses. Why does it seem like IFAB/FIFA wants to intentionally make things as difficult as possible for referees?

Hats aren't that big of a deal but I know sometimes they are frown...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/18/2018

samuel of Seattle, WA usa asks...

what was the reasoning for IFAB changing the offside call rule from basically putting the flag up at the second t last defender line to now being where the ball is played, even if that attacker touches it 30 yards downfield?

was it just to ...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/17/2018

Sam of El Dorado Hills, CA USA asks...

While I agree that the ball must leave the penalty area to be in play, the real question for me is must the ball be in play for a goal kick to be 'complete'? LOTG do not make such a distinction. In this scenario, the ball HAS left the penalty area ...

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Mechanics 8/16/2018

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

If I put the whistle to my mouth (for instance, because someone took a quick dive)-am I obliged to blow it?...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 8/14/2018

Bernie of Denmark, Western Australia Australia asks...

I note in the FIFA rules that there is nothing stated about whether it is legal to wear shorts with OUTSIDE pockets.

However, I do see that 'A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player'.
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Other 8/14/2018

Hugh Miller of 45 Masonhill Road, Ayr, Scotland asks...

How many 'home' grounds can a Premier League Club use in one season ?...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/13/2018

Fathi of Ternate, North maluku Indonesia asks...

If the throw-in ball touchs opponent's goal keeper hand and then enter the goal, will it counts a goal..?...

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League Specific 8/13/2018

Luke Morton of Coventry , England asks...

I was wondering if you could look at the following footage and see if its worth an appeal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StA0h0kpKwA...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/13/2018

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

I encountered a situation which I had not seen in 17 years of officiating.

A striker kept suggesting to players in the opposing team's defence to pass him the ball when they had possession.

He would say something like: 'Pass here, C...

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Mechanics 8/12/2018

jeffrey of Portland, Oregon usa asks...

I have some trouble with persistent infringement cautions. Calling it on one player committing fouls or repeated fouls against a skilled player is usually fine, but I will give a short list of my issues and hopefully you can help me with it and help ...

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