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Law 15 - Throw In 7/23/2014

Charles A. O'Reilly of Vienna, VA United States asks...

Given that the referee stated that the player took the thow in 'sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch' I do not follow why you state that the throw in was illegal. Law 15 requires that the player faces the ´Čeld of ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/23/2014

Jeff of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I had a game last year where a defender fell on the ball in the box. Instead of getting up right away, he sort of just stayed on all fours over the ball for a number of seconds, taking his sweet time, and while he was down he moved his arm and it tou...

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Mechanics 7/22/2014

Darren of Missoula , MT USA asks...

Law 13 Free Kicks- All oponents mus be 10 yards away from the ball.

Why do referees need to walk this off? I cannot find anywhere that states that a referee must do this. When did this start? Many of us have been referees for many years and ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2014

Rob Gosman of Galloway, NJ USA asks...

Could you pleae clarify 'playing the ball while on the ground'. We have all seen players on the ground playing or attempting to play the ball while down. Everyone yells 'you can't play the ball while on the ground' obviously this could be a danger...

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League Specific 7/20/2014

Mark of Jericho, New York USA asks...

Corner kick deflects off a defenseman into the goal, does the kicker get credit for the goal??...

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Law 15 - Throw In 7/20/2014

Alex of Oslo, Outside US Norway asks...

Hello. I refereed a game yesterday when I awarded a throw-in. The player from the team that won the throw ended up sitting on the ground with both feet on the ground and outside the pitch.

The player picked up the ball and threw it otherwis...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/18/2014

Rebecca Dempster of Melrose, MA United States asks...

Are unconventional methods for moving a ball down the field against the rules? For example, could two players trap the ball between them and run down the field? Could a player balance a ball on his back or on top of his head and run with it? Could a ...

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Other 7/17/2014

Aquib of Srinagar, J&k India asks...

Can players play if the ball rebounds from goalkeeper?...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/16/2014

Russell of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Thank you for you respective comments regarding my offside scenario. (28596)
Obviously the attacking team in this scenario would favour the reply's from Ref Dawson and Mchugh, while the defending team would go with Ref Wright !

Clearly ...

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