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Law 11 - Offside 6/21/2021

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Re: Placement of the free kick on offside calls. Sorry, but I couldn't find an answer for this in a search here.

We know it's not an offence to simply BE in an offside position... therefore where does the offence occur? In other fouls (out...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/21/2021

James Pendarvis of HOLLYWOOD, MD - Maryland United States asks...

High Kick within the penalty area.

The defending team is in their penalty area and commits a High Kick infraction.

A normal high kick restart would be an in-direct free-kick. Does this change to a penalty kick when the infractio...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/21/2021

sal of Chicago, Illinois United States asks...

In the video I've included, do you see a PK or no call.https://www.la10.com.co/futbol-colombiano/liga-betplay/2021/6/20/video-polemica-en-la-ultima-jugada-doble-mano-de-jugador-de-tolima-no-es-sancionada-2767.html...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2021

Bob of HARROGATE, North Yorkshire England asks...

In the Euros, the match between Croatia and Czech republic, there was an incident in the penalty area, when Lovran unfortunatly clashed with an opposing player, the player went down and needed medical treatment. After which surely he should have gone...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2021

Paul Weaver of Napier, Hawke’s Bay New Zealand asks...

Blue player falls over during play in the centre circle and lies on the ball trapping it between and under his legs. Green opposition player tries to kick it out connecting with both ball and Blue player’s legs, no doubt, several times until I blew t...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/19/2021

James D Young of AUSTIN, TX United States asks...

In the Euro 2021 game against Germany, Ronaldo was in an offside position when the pass was made to Jota, who controlled the ball and passed to Ronaldo for the the goal. Why is Ronaldo's initial offside position not considered in evaluating the lega...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2021

Graham Durbin of Derby, UK asks...

Why is the law which states that an indirect free kick should be awarded if the goalkeeper controls the ball for more than 6 seconds with his hands universally ignored?
Pickford clearly held the ball for 25 seconds in England's recent match v.Cr...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/19/2021

Shaun of Melbourne, Quensland Australia asks...

Based on laws of the game 20/21:   
For every kick-off: # all players, except the player taking the kick-off, must be in their own half of the field of play # the opponents of the team taking the kick-off must be at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from th...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/17/2021

Shaun Cosy of melbourn, Australia asks...

If referee stop the game for a 50/50 challenge or for an injury, how referee can re-start the game with a dropped ball, if it is not clear who touched the ball last?
(since the ball has to be dropped to the team who has possession of the ball)...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/14/2021

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Two possible causes -

The AR moved before he raised his flag. Perhaps there was a IDFK offense after the CK.

Also, maybe he moved because both he and the referee were focused on the PA and they had a quick chat asking whether t...

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