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Law 1- The Field 7/30/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At least in our area, the gridiron football uprights can be pivoted 180ยบ, so they are not anywhere near the soccer crossbar. Others should check into this option.

I now carry a roll of rope in my ref bag, so it can be be used as a pulling d...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 7/28/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

Hello - We have American football goals overhanging on a few of our fields, perhaps 3-4 yards into the goal area, and a few yards above the soccer crossbar. We have a standing league rule that a ball that touches the American football goal is automa...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/23/2018

Ivan Cardona of Hallandale, Florida United states asks...

What would you do if there is a free kick being taken just outside the Penalty area and the defending team sets up a wall with one defender layed out on the ground behind the wall to prevent a shot a on the ground? ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/16/2018

Mario Barbafiera of Auckland, Auckland New Zealand asks...

Hi

Don't know if this has been asked, but the Penalty awarded after the VAR intervention between Croatia and France. My initial gut feeling was no penalty, and the fact the ref took so long to decide also makes me wonder. I have read convinc...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/14/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Here's a video clip of the defensive free kick in their PA.

Sorry, I didn't include the retake position.

https://photos.imageevent.com/barstewart/worldcupreffingvids/englandcroatia/Z7110319Area.MOV
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/8/2018

Iordan of Adelaide, South Australia Australia asks...

Dear Asktheref,

I refereed a game on the weekend and an incident came up which I'm not sure I dealt with 100% correctly.

In second half stoppage time the game was 2-2. The away team had two goals disallowed for offside earlier in t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/11/2018

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN Usa asks...

If a keeper has the ball in his hands and he is about to kick the ball, but right next is an opponent and he clearly interferes with the goalkeeper by kicking the ball and the keeper from the momentum of kicking the ball, kicks the opponent from the ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/10/2018

Nilesh Lal of Suva, Fiji Fiji asks...

Is it true that goalkeepers are protected in the 6 yard box? The play unfolded as follows. A cross was made into the goal area by the attacking team by player A. Player B of the attacking team went in to head in the ball, the goalkeeper came out to c...

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 6/10/2018

Dennis Patterson of Louisville, OHIO United States asks...

Our championship game ended with a tie. We do pks to decide winner. Apparently our goalie moved before the ball was in play. There was an AR who raised the flag
Then put it down. The goalies changed. Our player was ready, the ball was set. Then t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/8/2018

William Giannattasio of Lancaster, MA US asks...

At this age, if a player feels the need to protect their chest by crossing their arms, would that still be considered a hand ball or would that be a discretionary call from the referee?

Thanks in advance!...

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