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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/8/2014

daniel of vienna, va usa asks...

I noticed in the USSF Laws of the Game that a player can be sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity with a foul worthy of a free kick or a penalty kick. What if that kick is an IFK?

For example, the ball is kicked high i...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/8/2014

Jason Harries of Swansea, Wales asks...

The goal keeper attempts to clear a deliberate back pass. The genuine attempt to clear is miscued and the ball goes straight up in the air. As the opposing team attempt to score the goalkeeper catches the ball before anyone else has touched the ball....

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Law 11 - Offside 4/8/2014

brendan of folsom, ca us asks...

Player B has the ball and the second to last defender comes up on Player B to prevent forward movement. Player B makes a crossing pass and the ball actually ends up behind Player B and the second to last defender (it goes laterally but curves so t...

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Law 11 - Offside 4/7/2014

Jordan Hirsch of Levittown, New York United States asks...

I don't often act as an AR so I was hoping you can clear something up for me. If an AR signals offside how long should he/she keep the flag up if the CR doesn't see it or acknowledge it. If plays continues from the center of the field towards the goa...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/7/2014

Jim Barker of Copperas Cove, Texas USA asks...

May the keeper receive a throw in from a player on his own team and pick up the ball (with his hands) within his own penalty area?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/7/2014

Elly of Melbourne, VIC Australia asks...

Saw an interesting situation a few years ago, and I'd like your opinion on it.

This happened at an international friendly between Australia and Scotland. The Aussies were on the attack when a Scottish defender blocked a shot with his arm ON ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/6/2014

Daniel of Keller, TX USA asks...

Should a player's long hair just be considered part of the uniform?

I was defending a corner kick, and an opponent was making an unmarked run in the box. I reached out to grab some jersey trying to slow him down. I accidently grabbed his h...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/6/2014

richard barker of Flackwell Heath, Bucks UK asks...

A player makes a late challenge in the penalty area but after the attacker's shot has gone wide out of play. Is it a penalty?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/5/2014

Sean Kilgore of Whitwell, TN US asks...

Fellow Referees,

This is a scenario I recently encountered. A goalie received a direct pass from one of his teammates inside his penalty area. The goalie then dribbles the ball outside the PA, back inside, then decides to pick the ball up. I...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/5/2014

Deemus of Stockholm, Sweden asks...

Goalkeeper has the ball in his hands, inside his own penalty area. Goalkeeper throws/kicks the ball to a team-mate, who takes possession of the ball inside his own penalty area. Is this allowed?...

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