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LAW 10: METHOD OF SCORING
A goal is scored when the entire ball passes over the goal line between the goal posts and below the crossbar.
LAW 11: OFFSIDE
This is one of the most misunderstood or least understood of all soccer rules.
General Interpretation: A player is offside if he/she is nearer to his/her opponent's goal line than the ball at the moment the ball is played.
Penalty: Indirect kick to the other team. The ball shall be kicked from the place where the player was located when the infraction occurred.
LAW 12: FOULS AND MISCONDUCTS
A foul or misconduct is any action, which causes harm or offense to an opponent or participant in the game. Some fouls and misconducts are more serious than others and are dealt with more severely.
A foul or misconduct could result in a free kick to the offended team. It could also result in a caution or ejection for the offending player.
DIRECT KICK PENALTIES:
The following nine offenses are considered serious and always result in a direct kick for the offended team. If the offense is committed by the defending team in its own penalty area the penalty is always a penalty kick. The foul must be intentional.
INDIRECT KICK PENALTIES:
Special privileges of the Goal Keeper in his/her own penalty area:
CAUTIONS (Yellow Card):
EJECTION (Red Card):
A player is guilty of violent or very serious misconduct.A slide tackle from behind is considered a very serious misconduct at all times even if no one is injured. Ejection from the game is the standard penalty.CLCF allows slide tackles in the Under 14 and above divisions only. Players in the Under 8, Under 10 and Under 12 Divisions are to stay on their feet when playing the ball. A slide tackle is considered tripping; a slide tackle that does not touch the opponent may be regarded by the referee as an attempted trip.
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