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Other 11/22/2014

Mike dudgeon of Hebron, Ne United states asks...

Can a reciever go out of bounds and come back in catch the ball fumble and the other team recover...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/20/2014

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Certainly, a keeper cannot handle a ball that was thrown to him directly from a throw-in (even if he is in the PA) but would it be considered a 'trick' if the thrower threw the ball to a defender, who then headed it to the keeper?

I know i...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 11/20/2014

Maldini of Nairobi , Kenya asks...

Can the player taking the penalty,upon running to take the penalty stops suddenly and pass the ball to his team mate who eventually becomes the second kicker and if he scores? is the goal allowed? ...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 11/19/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Ball is headed out of bounds with plenty of momentum to get it across the line. It strikes the base of the corner flag and bounces back into the field of play without ever completely crossing either the side or end lines. What is the proper call?
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

I know this one will be very tough to tell from the video, so my question will be more general, but I wanted to describe it quickly. Situation: 1-1 tie, five minutes left. Light blue has an obvious breakaway opportunity, keeper comes out to challen...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

I'm always interested in what goes through a typical referee's mind when determining whether a foul should be called or not when two players come together, like this play here ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahQrJX42oHA

First, I...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2014

Kevin of Maple Ridge, B.C. Canada asks...

On a throw in, is it legal to throw to your own keeper and have him/her pick it up with their hands so long as they are in the 18 yard box?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/19/2014

Ekraj of london, middlesex england asks...

Are you allowed to call mine in a game? ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/18/2014

Tim Randell of Plymouth, England asks...

What constitutes a legal 'kick' in a free kick/dead ball situation? Are you allowed to 'scoop' the ball ie. slide your foot underneath the ball, have prolonged contact with it and then lift/flick it forwards but all done quickly in apparently one mot...

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Mechanics 11/18/2014

Russ of Augusta, GA USA asks...

Thank you for the insite.

In the most recent DH against my team, the player reacted as if she had put her hand on a hot stove and slowed down looking for the ref. The AR shook his head no and waved his hands indicating "no foul" but Cente...

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