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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/4/2016

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

On the question of impeding that escalates to body contact: say I'm a defender, running toward a ball, with an attacker on my heels.

I see my keeper coming out for the ball, so I slow my paceŽ then stop dead, 5 paces from the ball. My intent...

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League Specific 2/4/2016

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

A coach is coaching two teams at adjacent fields simultaneously. Due to his conduct, he is instructed to leave the field by the referee for match A. If this scenario is not addressed by competition rules, would the coach be allowed to remain on the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/3/2016

Lance Hayward of Nottinam, UK asks...

Can an opposing outfield player stand next to a goalkeeper when he is attempting to kick the ball out of his hands?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/3/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I notice that referee Dawson mentions a slide tackle with a single leg. Suppose the tackle is with 2 legs (sort of like a baseball player sliding into base with one leg on top of the other), where the defender gets the ball & the legs are kept down ...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/3/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

This is a Follow Up Question to Q# 29474

Thanks for all the explanations. I looked at all the videos. In the second goal (CLB vs. PHI) at http://www.proreferees.com/news-play-of-the-week---2014---wk33.php, it sure looked to me that the pla...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/3/2016

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

This is old, but I've been meaning to ask it.

I was wondering what all of you thought about the yellow card & penalty kick in the 2015 World Cup game between Japan & Switzerland.

The incident in question is at
https://www.youtub...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/3/2016

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Some scenarios, please tell me what the correct restart would be.

1. Referee stops play for an IFK offense. The referee does not put his hand up to signal indirect. The ball enters the defending team's goal directly.

2. Referee st...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/3/2016

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Referee Dawson brings up a point that I am unsure about. Does holding require contact?

I had a play once where the attacker passed the ball ahead of a teammate. A defender gets in front of said teammate, away from the ball and slows down, ...

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Character, Attitude and Control 2/3/2016

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Over the weekend, I was a referee for a U19 game. This particular league is considered more advanced than Rec hence the Winter league, but below Comp as far as skill goes. In this particular league I often find myself refereeing with either referee...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/2/2016

Brad of Plymouth, Michigan United States asks...

Asking for clarification on Referee Dawson's answer. As I read your answer, it seems that you are suggesting perhaps the player shouldn't be given a caution due to possible ignorance--is that your point, or have I misunderstood? It seems that at th...

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Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef





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