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Kicks From The Penalty mark 9/13/2021

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

Penalty kicks to determine a winner:
One team only has 9 available players at the end of regulation/OT. If I am reading the rulebook right, 1 player from the first 5 kicks can take a second kick during the next 5 kicks, and could take either the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/13/2021

ray JOSEPH sharman of broughton astley, leicestershire United Kingdom asks...

when and is it acceptable to charge an opponent...

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 9/11/2021

Lawrence (Laurie) Judd of LOVETTSVILLE, VA United States asks...

End of the first half, into time added on and Team A is on the attack. Now game time is over but Team A is still attacking. Not wanting to blow for the end of the half as Team A is at the edge of Team B penalty area, play goes on and there is a defin...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 9/11/2021

MATTHEW J PLODINEC of BRISTOW, VA United States asks...

This is both a follow-up and a new question. I've seen the foot on the FOP infraction in two recent cases - the field is a multi-sport field and the player went to the wrong line (agree that the ref team SHOULD warn) and the thrower is taking a qui...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 9/10/2021

Philip Conde of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, Denbighshire United Kingdom asks...

What would the situation be if a match went to a penalty shoot out and one of the teams had had a player sent of during normal or extra time. If the penalty shoot out went to sudden death and the first ten players on each side scored who would take t...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 9/9/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...

Hello,

In the following scenario, what should be the correct decision given by the referee?

Team A has won a penalty kick. Just before player A10 takes the penalty kick, player A2 commits a misconduct against his/her opponent in...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/4/2021

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

Peter, with much respect I have to disagree that law 16 is clearly written. It does clearly state that “The ball is in play when it is kicked and clearly moves”. However it then states “If an opponent who is in the penalty area when the goal kick is ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 9/3/2021

Ben of WARWICK, United Kingdom asks...

A striker is about to shoot in the penalty box. A defender dives in to block but the striker cuts outside him leaving him on the floor. He then goes to shoot but the defender on the floor stretches out his arms along the ground to block the shot. the...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 9/2/2021

Jim of trinity, FL US asks...

Goal kicks opponents are to be outside the penalty area but if an opponent is in the pen area and the keeper plays the ball to his teammate is that OK? If not OK does the ref allow play to continue, or have the kick retaken, or something else? Thank...

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Other 9/1/2021

MARV of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

Regarding the question from Referee Dawson...I have a copy of the 1998 LOTG (Green Book). The Infringement /Sanctions section of Law 14 reads:

"If the referee gives the signal for a penalty kick to be taken and, before the ball is in play,...

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