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Law 7 - Match Duration 6/27/2016

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 8 - Start and Restart of Play 6/26/2016

Nigel of Henton, England asks...

New kick off rule - can the person kicking off shoot before one of his own players touches the ball?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/26/2016

graeme ross of greenock, scotland asks...

can you see anything wrong with this goal scored in 1976? Should it have been disallowed? ...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 6/26/2016

Dave Yearwood of Gillingham, Kent United Kingdom asks...

Today my team was playing a match in a 7-a-side tournament. It was the dying seconds of the game we were losing 4-3 my player scored as the referee started to blow his whistle and went in before he'd blown it for the third time to signal the end of t...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 6/26/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a follow-up to Q# 30535. When Law 14 says that the GK must be on the goal line, does this mean that both feet must be on the plane of the goal line? The LOTG doesn't actually specify, although the now defunct Advice to Referees does say so.<...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/26/2016

Sam Runia of Zuidhorn, Groningen The Netherlands asks...

When a goalkeeper has the ball in his hands, and he bounces the ball and catches it again, nothing's wrong. But when he just lays the ball on the field, he waits for 2 seconds and picks up the ball again with his hands, is it seen as a foul? Some say...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 6/26/2016

graeme ross of gree, scotland asks...

can you tell me in what year the requirement for the ball to travel its' circumference was removed from the laws of the game?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/26/2016

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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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2016

Martin audas of Liverpool , uk asks...

If a keeper is wasting time in the 18 yard box can the ref give him a yellow card for time wasting or ungentlemenly conduct.if so is it then considered a foul and therefore a penalty ?97659...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/24/2016

sam of oakland, ca usa asks...

Say you are a medical professional (nurse, physical therapist/physiotherapist, doctor, medical assistant, etc) who is also a referee. You are refereeing a game where an injury (either minor or possibly serious) occurs and the teams do not have any tr...

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