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Law 18 - Common Sense
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Law 18 - Common Sense 2/28/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

One additional question please.

The goalkeeper has the ball in his hands, the ball accidentally falls out, touches his leg and falls to the ground (or the ball bounces back into the air). Or the ball falls straight to the ground without to...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/6/2023

Maurice Johnson of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom asks...

A goalkeeper was booked during the match.10 minutes from end ,rushed out of her area to attempt to head ball away but hit her raised arm(out of area,maybe 5 yards)the ball went over her and opposition scored.Shouid the referee have still given her a ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/25/2023

Mateo of New York, NY US asks...

Thank you refs for the response. The circumstances were the scoring team had just registered its fifth goal to take a 5-0 lead and the goal was scored by the player least likely to score. Everyone was happy for him and ran off the field to celebrate...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/12/2023

Mike Schroedeer of Wake Village, TX USA asks...

If a player strikes a team-mate while attempting a bicycle kick are they guilty of dangerous play, kicking, or nothing since the offense is not against an opponent?

12.1 says it is an offence to kick or attempt to kick an opponent while t...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 3/11/2023

Zluvka of Liberec, Northern Bohemia Czech Republic asks...

Are your 2017 answers still valid today? (I read somewhere that this does not apply to the goalkeeper's throw. The decisive moment is said to be before he releases the ball from his hand.) Thank you. ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/13/2022

Zachary Scherschligt of Minnetonka, MN United States asks...

I have a question about quick v. ceremonial free kicks. We had a situation where the whistle was blown for a handball and a free kick was awarded, a player from the defending team stood near the ball while two other defenders formed a wall about five...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/24/2021

Eunan McDaid of Donegal, Non-US/Other Ireland asks...

Hi, I was wondering if yous had any ideas on what would be an interesting dissertation topics in refereeing?

I am considering a few. including - referees using bodycams or should ex-players be referees.

Can you think of anythin...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 10/3/2021

KALUNGA of Mufulira, Copper belt Zambia asks...

A team is awarded a penalty kick. A team mate ( goal keeper) of the kicker picks an extra ball and controls it in his penalty area making it two balls on the field of of play. However the goal keeper is told to remove the ball from the field of play...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2021

William Meldrum of Vienna, VA USA asks...

Immediately prior to Sweden's 3rd goal against the USWNT in game 1 of the 2021 Olympics, Sweden player 1 passed to Sweden player 2. She then ran off the field, around Sweden player 2 and the USWNT defender, and re-entered the field many yards closer ...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 4/8/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

Are the referees advised not to play the advantage but to give the free-kick if the player who has been fouled seems to be injured and cannot get up? If the referees aren't advised as such, how would they deal with the following potential...

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