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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/17/2017

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

A teammate cannot use trickery to allow his goalkeeper to legally use his hands. If the referee stops play for this, where is the IFK taken? From where the keeper touches the ball with his hands, or where his teammate used the tricky tactic?

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2017

oliver of sydney, nsw australia asks...

The following items summarise your powers and duties as a referee. However we got a bit carried away and included some items that are not in the Laws. Your task is to check Law 5 (and possibly other relevant Laws) to discover which items are part of ...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/16/2017

Carlos of Lisboa, Lisboa Portugal asks...

I would like to have your opinion on the following.

The goal was allowed and ,In my opinion, was a correct judgment by the referee.

But this gola has created plenty of controversy a...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/16/2017

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, Virginia USA asks...

After reading revised wording in Law 5, I found the following question on my recertification exam: (T/F) The referee can show the red card or yellow card only after the match has begun. Knowing the Law says the referee 'has the power to show yellow...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 1/15/2017

Nik of Maidenhead, U.K. asks...

Hi we played a team today that tucked the laces in to their boots rather than tiring them up, is this correct?

If that boot comes off and injures a player or even if the player in question is injured in a tackle then who is liable?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2017

John Watkins of Norwich, Norfolk UK asks...

Does the ref have to stop play in order to book a player for simulation?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2017

Referee of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...

I just seen in aleague a referee stop play for a foul and issues second yellow and show a red. After which the player is seen to abuse him. The ref look angry and then pulled out the card issued a red again. It can not be changed to straight red can...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/14/2017

ray warren of brecon, powys uk asks...

attacking team are breaking and the player on the ball passes the ball forward to a player in an offside position. Whilst in flight it is deflected slightly by hitting the defender but still finds its way to the attacking player in the offside positi...

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Law 5 - The Referee 1/14/2017

Russell of Sydney, Australis asks...

The LOTG state:

Law 5 now allows the referee to send a player off before the kick-off (from the pre-match inspection of the field of play onwards).

Questions is around how far in advance of the scheduled start time of a match can we...

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Law 3 - The Players 1/13/2017

Player of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...


Can injured play who gets treatment go off field behind goal or is It only sideline? ...

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