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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.
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Joe Manjone, Mark Block, James Sowa
PLEASE NOTE! Due to a technical glitch, the YOU CALL IT SECTION is being worked on. While one can still answer the latest, no one can yet access the old ones to see the answers. We apologise for the inconvenience.
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You Call It!

After two years and many request - You Call It is back! Now it's your turn to test your knowledge in a scenario created by our panel of referees. If your answer is spot on we will publish it on our site! Good luck click here!

10/23/2014

RE: Intermediate Under 13

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Thanks for the kind words & all the advice. I've learned a lot from the volunteers on this site over the years & appreciate all the time & effort that all of you provide.

Of course, if the IFAB really wanted to accomplish their purpose, the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/22/2014

RE: Competitve Under 19

Jack of Scottsdale, AZ USA asks...

If you were planning on cautioning a player for a reckless tackle, then immediately following the tackle they get up and get into a scuffle which also warrants a caution, can you show two cautions?...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

At a stoppage for a throw-in by red team a red player requests to leave the field and be replaced by another player. You signal for the substitution. The requesting player leaves the field. The substituted player comes off the bench and picks up the ...

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10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

The ball has completely crossed over the goal line on the referee side of the goal line. The referee is certain of the decision and clearly indicates a corner kick. Does the assistant referee need to make any signal?...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

The time of the half has been extended to allow for the taking of a penalty kick. The kick, taken correctly, rebounds off the crossbar and deflects into the goal off the goal keeper. You should not award the goal because the forward motion of the bal...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

Can a goalkeeper participate in and take kicks in a penalty shoot out to decide a tie in a match?...

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Law 15 - Throw In 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

A player taking a throw-in throws the ball directly at the opposing goal. The goal keeper punches the ball away unsuccessfully attempting to prevent a goal. What is the correct restart?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

Within the penalty area , a defender impedes the progress of an opponent without making contact with the opponent. What is the correct restart?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

Can a goalkeeper receive the ball from an opponent outside the penalty area, dribble it into the penalty area , and then pick up the ball to redistribute to his team?...

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Law 14 - Penalty kick 10/21/2014

RE: travel Under 15

Chris McIntyre of Dover Plains, NY USA asks...

At a penalty kick, the kicker completes her run to the ball and stops, appears to be preparing to kick to the left , turns slightly and kicks to the right with the result of a goal. Should the kicker be issued a card? should the goal be awarded?...

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