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Law 11 - Offside 9/15/2014

Rob Deutsch of Cincinnati, Ohio USA asks...


Can an offside penalty be called off by the center ref to allow advantage for the non-penalized team to proceed? In this case, the ball was immediately stolen from the penalized team and the now attacking team has a clear path to goal. Or ...

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/15/2014

Juan Dominguez of Lansing, Mi USA asks...

A player gets ready to throw the ball in a and slips out of his hands and the ball falls behind him never going into play what is the call what team get the ball ...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 9/15/2014

solomzi of port elizabeth, africa south africa asks...

If there goalkeepr leave the line before the penalty is taken and the ball hits a pole and does not go in will the penalty be retaken?...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 9/15/2014

Don Treply of Stone Park, IL United States asks...

Thanks for replying. I will say, however, that my feelings are irrelevant to the question at hand. I'm really just looking to learn here.

No. 2 seems clear enough to me from your answers--that the center ref has all the authority required to...

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Mechanics 9/15/2014

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

I recently awarded a penalty and one of the defending players yelled that I gave a penalty 'against the black team'. I only verbally admonished the player and told him that I would write him up (which I did: I submitted a special incident report).
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/15/2014

Scott of Santa Rosa, California USA asks...

My initial question was going to be about the correct call when a keeper loses control of a ball when there is a collision directly following the keeper diving on the ball. But after looking up rule and trying to inform myself more before asking the...

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Law 11 - Offside 9/14/2014

Alan of Heathfield, East Sussex uk asks...

The attacker was in an offside position when the ball was played by another attacker to him but the ball looped up & by the time he actually received the ball he was in an onside position because a defender had run back to cover. I flagged him as o...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/14/2014

jonathan schriner of bluffton, ohio usa asks...

can i play soccer in a cast

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Law 15 - Throw In 9/13/2014

Leann of Antelope, Ca USA asks...

Can a player cross his feet during a throw in as long as the throw is over his head and both feet are on the ground - per FIFA law...

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Other 9/13/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I've been following this site for some time now & appreciate all wisdom that has been handed down. While knowing the rules & their application is important, being able to anticipate & make on the spot decisions is invaluable.

The mentoring ...

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