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Soccer Referee Questions on Soccer Rules

Welcome to AskTheRef.com -- a Soccer Law Question and Answer site. Providing answers to questions regarding soccer laws since October 11, 1999... Those who have ideas or articles please feel free to contact the editor Richard Dawson at mrref@asktheref.com with suggestions.

To recover You Call it answers use the .. Articles.. link button 3rd top left. NEW YOU CALL IT for March 2018
Over the past 18 years we have amassed tens of thousands of questions and answers but the LOTG have changed and/or portions no longer apply. Be SURE to reread the latest version IFAB 2017 - 2018 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from 1st June 2017
http://www.theifab.com/document/laws-of-the-game

Referee article of interest
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/16/my-under-10-matches-are-the-worst-no-end-in-sight-to-youth-referee-abuse


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Law 15 - The Throw In 4/21/2018

RE: Fun/fitness Adult

Keith Goddard of Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi UAE asks...

Taking a throw in, the ball first lands outside the field of play then bounces into the playing area. Should play continue or should the throw be taken again or is it a foul throw and possession goes to the opposition?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2018

RE: Rec Under 12

Jose Llopis of Vicksburg, MS USA asks...

The ball is kicked to the keeper by an opponent and the keeper receives it with his feet. The keeper then dribbles the ball out of the penalty box, kicks it back into the penalty box where he handles the ball prior to anybody else touching it. Is th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2018

RE: competitive Adult

Jiří Strmiska of Brno, Czechia Moravia asks...

Thank you very much for answers, I forgot to mention, it's local league of mini-football in Brno (2nd biggest city in Czechia). We play according to all the standard football laws, expect of course, different pitch size, different number of players (...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/19/2018

RE: competitive Adult

Jiří Strmiska of Brno, Czechia Moravia asks...

So the striker advances alone on the goalkeeper, striker shoots and hits the keeper, and the ball bounces out of play, but the two players collide. Goalkeeper didn't really make the save, it was more like the striker hit him, and then got taken down....

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Law 7 - The Duration of the Match 4/19/2018

RE: 4cl Adult

Jason lewis of Llandrindod Wells, Wales Wales asks...

Can a referee blow up from a throw in where the ball is still in the air and which has come off a attacking player and the ball is still the air and whistle full time...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/18/2018

RE: Competitive Under 19

RefMike of Lexington, Ohio USA asks...

On FK, if kicking team decided to play quick without stepoff, but defending team purposefully puts a player about a yard or 2 in front of kicker (obviously to delay), but kicking team doesn't ask them to move back with a ceremonial stepoff, is it a Y...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/17/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

VAR penalty after 1st half finishes.

The below links shows a VAR decision where a penalty is taken after the first half had been completed (you can clearly hear the whistle to end the half following a passage of play).

In the passag...

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High School 4/17/2018

RE: Jr High - NFHS Rules Under 15

Mike Donnelly of Gilbert, Arizona United States asks...

After overtime period - A game with unlimited subs.
Can Goalie be switched with player on field for Penalty Shootout? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/17/2018

RE: Competitive Under 14

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Just a couple of last comments on this one ;)

The thing about the player complaining ... some players never complain, and this kid who I've watched play for over a year now is one of them. I think some kids are (properly in most cases) taug...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/16/2018

RE: Rec Under 11

Mark Fischer of Armonk, NY USA asks...

A new referee was being mentored by a more experienced referee (both teens), with the new referee as center ref and the more experienced ref as an AR. The new referee blew her whistle to signal the end of the game but not loudly enough, so play conti...

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