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Law 3 - Number of Players 4/26/2015

Jason Picewick of Quincy, Ma uSA asks...

Can a goalie of attacking team kick corner kick thus leaving his net open....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/26/2015

ugyen of bhur, sarpang Bhutan asks...

Is it wrong to block a player by the defender?if the player is without the ball and the defender is blocking the player by facing the player....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/26/2015

john of sheffield lake, ohio united states asks...

Is calling mine on a play to ball cause for a yellow card? Had a ref caution both teams about saying this and would card the next player who did....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/25/2015

Judy Seiler of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

Ball was passed back from a defender to goalkeeper and was heading into goal...the keeper scrambled back and prevented the ball from entering the goal using his hand then kicked the ball away...

what should be awarded here? just an indirect ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/25/2015

Stephen of Belfast, Antrim Northern ireland asks...

Defending players punches ball into his own net what sanctions do you take award a penalty and send him of or a goal and caution him...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/25/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Excellent discussion here.

This situation came up at a recent high school girls' game I was officiating. The attacker was clearly offsideŠ but the defender made an intercepting move and doofed on her clearing kick. The ball spun to the (prev...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/25/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

The discussion raises a question. As Referee Dennis Wickham pointed out, a save is a deliberate play on a ball shot toward goal. However, suppose the ball is crossed through the penalty area. A defender attempts to clear it by either a header or a...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/25/2015

Anthony of stoney creek, Ontario Canada asks...

Team A, Player is in an offside position. Another player on Team A passes the ball up to his teammate who is offside however the pass isn't perfect and it deflects off of a Team B player's foot. Since the ball last touched a TEam B player before it...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/24/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I would agree with the OP, Phil, in wondering why any caution was given (or even a foul called.)

Turan may have been playing brutally elsewhere in the game " I don't know, as I didn't watch the game " but at least on this play, I see no fau...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/24/2015

Anthony of stoney creek, ontario canada asks...

If a player on Team A is in an offside position, and a player from Team accidently passes the ball to Team A player who then scores - is this offside ? If I understand your responses correctly, I would think - yes this is a goal. A real life scenari...

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