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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.

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Law 11 - Offside 2/21/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

So the arms and hands are not considered as part of the defending players body in regard to offside.

Have never heard that before.

Have never had a branch coach explain that, and have never heard this in any broadcast of a match w...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/21/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

I believe you.
It makes sense.
Had simply never heard it discussed, written about or communicated in any way until now.

Another reason why I like this site.
...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/21/2018

RE: Intermediate Under 14

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Something referee Jason Wright said brings up question.

Suppose the attacker is in an offside position, and a defender has his arms wrapped around the attacker.

1) If the defender does this before the attacker's teammate kicks the b...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/21/2018

RE: Competitive Under 15

Jay of Slater, Missouri USA asks...

Is the attacker offside if the ball he strikes hits the goal post and comes directly back to the Attacker without the ball touching the Keeper. No other player is in front of the Attacker....

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Law 11 - Offside 2/20/2018

RE: Select High School

Chris Bradley of Gibsons, BC Canada asks...

At our referee meeting we were shown a video clip (I think from a women's World Cup game) demonstrating an offside play. The ball was played forward and a defender attempted to clear the ball in the opposite direction, but sliced the ball and it went...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/20/2018

RE: Select High School

Chris Bradley of Gibsons, BC Canada asks...

A forward is in an offside position and close to a defender. The ball is played by a team mate to the forward, but is intercepted by the defender who gains control of it. Is it lawful for the forward in the offside position to immediately challenge f...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 2/19/2018

RE: Pro Professional

Ali Asger of Pune, MAHARASHTRA India asks...

So my question is in case of a PK, how long do we give a striker after the whistle has gone? So I have blown my whistle, and 10 seconds later the striker still hasn't moved and is simply eyeing the ball thinking about his move.. What is the course of...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 2/19/2018

RE: Pro Professional

Ali Asger of Pune, MAHARASHTRA India asks...

Can the same rule be applied before the whistle? So let's say I have awarded the PK but the keeper is having his own sweet ceremony before taking up his position.....

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 2/19/2018

RE: Competitive Adult

Ahmad of San Francisco , California USA asks...

Hello,
We played a game that was tied 2-2
A penalty shootout took place. The opposing team took their 5 shots and scored 3 goals. Our team took 4 shots and scored 3 goals. The ref missed the fact that our team had to take the 5th shot and dec...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

RE: Pro Adult

Graham of Derbyshire , England asks...

Does an opponents arm/hand keep an attacking player onside, I understand that the attacking player arm/hand does not deem him offside....

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