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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/29/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, de usa asks...

Can a coach or player request to a referee to not give any advantages to his team, and call the foul, before the game starts or during the game? (the team is very good a finishing on goal on set plays, thus the advantage is the free kick, or you are ...

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Law 2 - The Ball 10/29/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, de usa asks...

Can a coach challenge the referee or should the referee had not allowed, before a free kick, to change the ball for the taking of the free kick, that had been in play for at least five to ten minutes? (the player taking the free kick asked the bench...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/28/2014

Waynne of Randburg, Gauteng South Africa asks...

Law 17, a defender tackles a stricker by sliding in on the ball, off both his feet no studs up, he gets the ball first and then his trailing leg catches the stricker and brings him down before the ball goes out of play, as I understand this this woul...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/28/2014

Yo Mama of Ridgefield, WASHINGTON United States asks...

Greetings:

I have been enjoying your site for a few years now.

Recently I was AR at my daughter's game(due to a shortage of refs) on the coaches' side. Our center was a teenage boy. Her coach was very rude and disruptive through the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/28/2014

Crocodile of Thessaloniki, Greece asks...

A usual situation:
The attacker faces the goalkeeper inside the penalty area, and he (the attacker) forwards the ball behind the goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper then makes a dive to try to catch the ball but he fails and he does not even touc...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/27/2014

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I saw this in a recent game and wish I had a video to show.

Scene: back-pass ball rolling to keeper, in his goal box. Speedy striker races in to pressure the keeper.

Keeper hurriedly kicks the ball to clear it away and striker -- n...

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Mechanics 10/27/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, delaware usa asks...

To start a game, you call the captains to the middle, you are going to do the coin toss, which team goes first, home or away? And does the winner get to choose, or does he get ball first and the looser gets to choose fields? How does it work?...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 10/27/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, delaware usa asks...

Does a referee have to allow a free kick to be tacking on the last play of the game? (The ball hits a defenders hand, and a referee calls a handball, the attacking teams quickly puts the ball down to take the free kick, and a defender stands in fron...

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10/27/2014

Ramon Janeiro of wilmington, delaware usa asks...

On a throw in or goal kick, an attacking player that is behind the defense, receives the ball that has been touched by a defensive player, is he off sides? On a throw in or goal kick, an attacking player receives the ball that was touched by a team ...

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10/27/2014

John of Madrid, NY USA asks...

-A ball is lofted into Team B's penalty area.
-Striker A is standing stationary in the
penalty area.
-Keeper B jumps and with extended arms gains
possession of the lofted ball.
As Keeper B lands with extended arms, th...

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