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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 9/29/2016

RE: rec Under 11

David of Chicago, Illinois United States asks...

Setting aside the issue of whether the call can be overturned, and assuming, for the purpose of this question, that the goal keeper pushed the ball over the top of the goal, wouldn't the correct call by the center ref have been a corner kick, rather ...

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High School 9/29/2016

RE: High School

sam of oakland, ca usa asks...

Can an assistant referee override a center referee's penalty kick call?

Had a situation this past weekend where an attacker in the box went down but it was clearly (from my clear angle as AR) not a penalty kick but I did not want to signal t...

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High School 9/29/2016

RE: High school Under 17

Tammy of Salem, Il Marion asks...

Should a goal count if a referee blows the whistle to make a call then the other team kicks it in?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/28/2016

RE: Rec Under 13

Mark B of San Rafael, CA United States asks...

I center reffing a U12 boys game. The keeper would collect the ball run up to the front of the PA and punt the ball.

However, he would have his plant foot just outside the PA and would commence his punting motion.

Wouldn't thi...

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High School 9/28/2016

RE: Rec and Competive High School

William Stamper of Yucaipa, CA USA asks...

Does the attacking team have any right to an internal space of a wall that is to be set up by the defending team? For example, Attack Player A senses where the wall will be set, and stands his ground before the wall is set up. The defending team star...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 9/27/2016

RE: Professional

Haji Hussain Jan of Muscat, Muscat Oman asks...

removing shirt after goal is caution to player. whats the reason behind that. can a referee caution a player going to be substituted, before he leaves the field take off his shirt. ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/27/2016

RE: Under 14

Filippo of Palermo, Italy asks...

A defending player, while in his own penalty area, throws an object against the ball with his hands; the referee stops play. Most people have told me a penalty kick should be awarded, because this is no different from handling the ball (Law 12 confir...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/27/2016

RE: Premier Under 15

Eddy Santamaria of Omaha, NEbraska USA asks...

What happens if the goalie is taken the goal kick an miss-kick the ball across the PA ad stops inside the PA. Can the forward from the attacking team standing outside the PA come in a get the ball and score?...

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Law 1- The Field 9/27/2016

RE: travel Under 13

Sal Costa of Bayport, NY United States asks...

If a player deliberately removes the corner flag from the ground to take the kick, can the ref give him a yellow card. ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 9/27/2016

RE: 1st division Women's Adult

Hugh MacDonald of Delta, British Columbia Canada asks...

Are there rules against women wearing metal cleats on grass fields?...

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