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League Specific 7/23/2016

David of A Michigan city, Usa asks...

I coach in a somewhat competitive rec league. The league is sanctioned by ussf. And follows most of there rules. Except the league president assigns referees and almost all the time they are not certified and never wear a referee uniform and I don't ...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/23/2016

christopher fernandes of Farwaniya, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

When a referee awards a penalty during the match, can a player replace the goalkeeper for that penalty only? if yes does he change his jersey....

Please explain.


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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 7/21/2016

Howard Knight of Windsor, Ontario Canada asks...

if a goalie catches the ball and then his momentum takes him past the end line but not into the net. Goalie kick or corner kick?
Co-ed Recreational ages 16-21...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2016

Manato of Roswell, GA usa asks...

During or son's U13 game last night, he was verbally warned at halftime and a few times during the second half to lower his hands when marking and/or defending a corner kick on an opposing player. I reviewed law 12, touching (light touch)or simply p...

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Law 2 - The Ball 7/20/2016

Cindy Verne of Placentia, CA usa asks...

I a ball from another field comes on the field and interfers with play and the ref stops the game. How should the ball be put back in play...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 7/20/2016

Cindy Verne of Placentia, CA usa asks...

After a foul when does the referee have to restart the game with there whistle and when can you that the kick without the referee blowing there whistle...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/19/2016

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

In a couple of leagues I referee, the rule is, once it is time to start a game, we start as soon as the first 7 players arrive and are in uniform. This rule I am familiar with. Once the game has started, we send players in one by one until they compl...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/19/2016

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

A colleague and I were discussing a particular play at the end of a game and he made a claim while comparing two plays he says are very similar.

In the particular play, A1 (left wing) is clearly offside but away from the ball. A2 (right wing...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 7/19/2016

Naser alghafari of AMMAN, AMMAN JORDAN asks...

Substitute player enter the field instead of a player in the interval time without referee permission and scored a goal, in this moment referee discovered that before restart , what is the decision ?


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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/18/2016

Stephen Brown of Salt Lake City, Utah United States asks...

A goalkeeper ran to the edge of the penalty box to grab a high ball. An attacker ran to the spot also to head the ball. The two collided and both fell down. While the keeper initially had the ball in his hands he dropped it when he hit the ground. Sh...

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