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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... to ask a question simply click on Ask the Ref and pose your question and the panel will reply. 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 NOV 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 2018 - 2019 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from May 26th 2018
http://www.theifab.com/document/laws-of-the-game

VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE
How the VAR will work. Check out it, it's an interesting setup. They're putting a lot of work into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwOL08NfxQ

Here's a video on how they'll be doing the VAR line looks like, unlike what a lot of us see on TV, it'll try to take into account the head/chest/shoulder and not just the feet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOK7-kc_8o

Also,
https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/innovations/var-at-the-world-cup/

And for explanation on what incidents get looked at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp431Y1Eqf0

Referee article of interest for USA high school
You may be interested in seeing the high school 2018-2019 Rules Changes. They can be found at http://nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/soccer-rules-changes-2018-19/


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Law 11 - Offside 12/11/2018

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Yes, I like to delve into the finer points, however, only for the purpose of helping to ensure I don't fall onto a trap of making 'Gotcha' calls.

In this particular incident, I can see why the near side AR could feel the ball was 'close', ho...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/11/2018

RE: High school Adult

Mark Fuchs of Land O Lakes, FLORIDA USA asks...

If a player makes a pass to his teammate that is in an offside position, but a defender tries to intercept the pass before it reaches the receiving teammate, but the defender completely misses the ball, (makes no contact with the ball at all), but is...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/10/2018

RE: grassroots Adult

les sennett of Hull, east yorkshire UK asks...

An opposing player (defender) comes up for a corner, when delivered, the player shouts: 'keeper's', my defenders expected our own goalkeeper to come and collect the ball but he was still on his goal line and another player scored with a free header? ...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/10/2018

RE: Adult

Dimitris of Athens, Greece asks...

https://youtu.be/_38Ldg9OlFU The player in offside position didn't touch the ball..Is this offside or not?...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2018

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Keen to here the panels thoughts on the offside call against Alexandre Lacazette in the Arsenal v Huddersfield match.

https://ok.ru/video/1228230101606?fromTime=135

Clearly in an offside position when the ball was last played by Aub...

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Law 11 - Offside 12/9/2018

RE: Adult

Tommy of rishon Leziyyon, Israel Israel asks...


hi,
according to the image,
can Player A can pass to Player B (or its offside)?
image: https://imgur.com/a/WsDeSX2...

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League Specific 12/4/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Great feedback from all three panelist regarding the question on penalty to not in the A-League match.

I had also thought about PIADM, but It didn't feel like the reason why the penalty was awarded (it felt more due to bringing the attacker ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/2/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty or no penalty?

This is one I look at, then walk away saying 'it is what it is', then ponder again, then walk away, then...

Melbourne Victory were awarded a penalty against West Sydney Wanders in the Australian A-League.
...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/1/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Pushing foul

in the lead up to the first goal of the match between Huddersfield and Brighton, there is a push by an attacker that allowed him to get free and advance the ball on via a header. Was this push worthy of a foul.

Not give...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/29/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Andrei of LA, USA asks...

What does it mean when a player says 'Me' during the field?

Does it mean the same thing as 'leave it' or 'mine', as in, let the ball go and leave it to me?

Or can it mean something else, such as 'I'm defending him' / 'I got him'.
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