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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/2/2015

Mitch of Ottawa, ON Canada asks...

Hello,

What happens at a PK when after the whistle is blown the kicker (who previously identified as the kicker) does not take the kick? What is the call and the restart?

In the same kind of category, what happens at a kick-off afte...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/1/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I notice that referee Dawson mentions a slide tackle with a single leg. Suppose the tackle is with 2 legs (sort of like a baseball player sliding into base with one leg on top of the other), where the defender gets the ball & the legs are kept down ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/1/2015

Jay LaFountain of Coldwater, MI USA asks...

This is a question about the USWNT game vs. Germany.

Alex Morgan drove towards the penalty area and then jumped at another player. They made contact outside the area, and then the contact finished inside the area.

The referee calle...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/1/2015

Brad Heers of Plymouth, Michigan United States asks...

A quote from the AP on FIFA Women's Semi-final between US and Germany.

'Shortly thereafter, Annike Krahn got a yellow card for fouling Morgan in the box, but replays showed it occurred just outside. '

The play in question happens ...

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Other 7/1/2015

Brad Heers of Plymouth, Michigan United States asks...

Not a question, but a suggestion for the site--I love the acronyms section; it definitely helped me get things sorted out more quickly.

One that I noticed is missing but which is regularly used in discussions is KFTPM. This would be good ...

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Mechanics 7/1/2015

Brian Duddy of Fremont, CA USA asks...

Suppose the referee decides to award a goal at the very end of the first half, then blows for halftime before allowing a kickoff. During halftime, for whatever reason, the referee reconsiders his decision, and decides that the goal should not have be...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/30/2015

vince baldino of bellmawr, nj usa asks...

team A only has one coach The coach clearly taunts the you the referee what do you do...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2015

Nick of Campbell, California USA asks...

Thank you all for your responses to my original question. I'd just like to ask a follow-up based on that question to strengthen my understanding.

Mr. McHugh brought into question whether the scenario I previously painted represented a true g...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2015

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

In applying advantage, can we take into account the time left in the match?

For example: The match score is 0-1 in favor of blue. In the 90th minute a blue player in an offside position within red's penalty area touches the ball (assume off...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/29/2015

Derrek of Appleton, WI United States asks...

If a player gets ball but then goes through and gets the player is that a foul? Players think just getting ball is fine but would about after the play?...

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