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Law 10 - Method of Scoring
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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 7/21/2016

Howard Knight of Windsor, Ontario Canada asks...

if a goalie catches the ball and then his momentum takes him past the end line but not into the net. Goalie kick or corner kick?
Co-ed Recreational ages 16-21...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 6/1/2016

nicolas dolt of oregon, ohio united states asks...

for the 2016 rules can a goalie score with a drop kick?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 5/21/2016

Graham Brown of Chicago, Il USA asks...

The ball is kicked and the goalie pushes the ball over the top of the bar and it goes behind the net and into the street, The referee awards a goal kick. The AR informs the ref that he saw the ball go under the top bar and through what he said was sm...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 5/20/2016

David Knight of Singapore, Singapore Singapore asks...

An indirect free kick is awarded outside the penalty area. The person taking the free kick strikes the ball at the goal and the shot is on target. However, the shot strikes a defender and goes in. Who is credited with being the goal scorer? The playe...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 5/16/2016

Steve hazeldine of Manchester, Lancashire United kingdom asks...

A player takes a corner kick which is swinging inwards but not on target to go in the goal.the goalkeeper tries to clear the ball but punches it into his own this classed as an own goal by the goalkeeper?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 4/10/2016

manu of murree, punjab pakistan asks...

what if keeper saves goal behind the line but ball is not behind the line only his feet while saving corner kick ball is totally never cross the line is it goal or not if not then why???...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 3/21/2016

Jamie moxon of Hull, England asks...

Can a goalkeeper score from kicking it out of his or hers hands?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 3/1/2016

harry mehr of emporia, kansas usa asks...

A forward is taking the ball and pass the goalie (last person) and shoots to goal and before entering the goal a person (watching the game) enters the field and prevents the ball being scored. Is it a goal? and if not what is the restart102123?...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 3/1/2016

Colby of San Marcos, TX USA asks...

During a game last night, an attacking player was attempting to make a shot on goal. He was in the opponent's goal area, right in front of the goal. As he made the shot, a defending player slid-in to him and tripped him. However, as the attacker w...

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Law 10 - Method of Scoring 3/1/2016

Greg Watkins of AUSTIN, TX United States asks...

A situation arose last night where I felt a goal was awarded illegally, but I needed to ask the professionals!

'Blue' attacker was tripped in the penalty area. The center referee was a little quick on the whistle and blew for a PK. Right...

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