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League Specific 7/9/2024

Adam Bragg of Middlesbrough, United Kingdom United Kingdom asks...

The new 'dribble-in' rule for 2024/25 to replace throw-ins.

Can a player 'dribble-in' and score directly from the 'dribble-in', IE, if no one else touches the ball?

In recent friendlies, Refs and coaches all seem confused.
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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 7/6/2024

Juancarlos Hartnack of West Haven, CT United States asks...

2024 high school soccer what happens when after the game has started and the referee finds the keeper's shirt has no number and what is the outcome from the referee...

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High School 7/2/2024

Boomer of Madison, WI USA asks...

The ball is headed into the goal, the last 2 players on the defending (one being the keeper) team and one attacking player are going after it. The defenders to stop it and the attacker to put it in. The keeper saves it while all 3 players momentum ca...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/2/2024

Mike of La Mesa, California United States asks...

I have scoured the internet for a video, but was unable to find one. During the Euro match between Spain(4) and Georgia(1), at 78:45 the Spanish goal keeper ran out and collected the ball with both hands, his momentum took him outside the PA and to p...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 7/2/2024

Rorkerd of Kumasi, Kumasi Ghana asks...

Is it wrong for a lines man to enter the pitch during officiating and why the answer...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/30/2024

Derek Bender of any, any any asks...

I had a question regarding a call in my league. A through ball was played and it was onside, the forward had their head down to track the ball, goalkeeper came off his line and did not go low to slide for the ball but intentionally went high with his...

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Law 11 - Offside 6/28/2024

Larry of Danville, CA United States asks...

Hello all,
I am hoping to get your take on this video. Is the orange player in an OSP near the penalty mark an issue? The orange player near the 18 appears to be in an OSP at the time of the free kick. Is he fouled and does you decision change f...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/27/2024

Sports Fan of Santa Barbara, CA USA asks...

Regarding Law 13

On an indirect free kick, can a player on the same team as the player taking the kick (first touch) be cautioned for requesting 10 yards of space? This would be the player taking the second touch who would be shooting on ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/25/2024

Danny S of Dallas, Texas USA asks...

Greetings, Ask The Ref. I'm prompted to write in based on the incident that just occurred early in the 2nd half of the Canada-Peru match. In the 55th minute, a Peru player took a touch on a quarter turn, then swung thru a ball that an onrushing Canad...

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High School 6/25/2024

David of Ellensburg , Washinton United states asks...

I was playing a game for my Local HS and I was in the box with the opponents attacker got fouled but was crowded by a bunch of opponents and the player had the ball trapped beetween his thighs kind of on the ground and the players would try to kick i...

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