Soccer Referee Resources
Ask a Question
Recent Questions

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick

Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School

Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 12/14/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Ive always been troubled by the trick corner kick (especially at young ages). I can think of 3 scenarios & only the 3rd gives me trouble, but what do you think?

1. A1 walks to the corner. A2 yells "Ill take the kick". A1 nonchalantly rol...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 12/13/2017

Tom Schaller of River Forest, IL USA asks...

With the new offside rule (defender making a deliberate attempt to play ball, no matter of the outcome, attacking player standing in offside is now considered onside) I wanted to find out your take on a recent play I saw in an Arsenal game.


Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 9/18/2017

Jeff James of ALLEN, TX United States asks...

On the Corner kick where the players are trying to implement some trickery, If player 1 touches the ball and it does NOT come out of the arc and he runs onto the pitch telling player 2 to go take the kick. Player 2 runs to the ball and proceeds to dr...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 8/20/2017

Samer of Zahle, Beqaa Lebanon asks...

I've watched matches of FCBarcelona vs real betis and real madrid vs deportivo on 20/8/2017.
There was 4 or 5 shots that hit the posts or crossbar and then went out of play in these 2 matches, and then the possession was given to the team that t...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 7/10/2017

Fred of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

What is the restart? The Law does not say.
Corner: The ball does not clearly move and is not in play. When the second player begins dribbling in, does his first touch put the ball in play? If so, his second touch is an offense and an IFK should ...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 4/6/2017

Mark of Harlow, Essex U.K. asks...

Player slips taking a corner, handles ball. This happen in premier league yesterday. Does the ref give handball and direct free kick or should he give indirect free kick for touching it twice...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 3/14/2017

Lindsey Lewis of Conway, AR USA asks...

Please help answer the official rule related to this recent play. This occurred during a game and an assistant made a call requiring a retaking of the kick and the disallowing of the goal which had just been scored.

A ball is placed at rest...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 3/10/2017

MDSA of Orange County, CA USA asks...

Had something occur for first time in 30 years of reffing. On a corner kick, the player who had gone to fetch the missed shot was still 5 yards off the FOP when the kicker took a short CK. The off the FOP player ran on and collected it about 12 yar...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 2/20/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

We have some pretty divergent responses on the question concerning an attacking coach trying to verbally fool the defenders on a 'fake' goal kick.

Joe McHugh: Retake GK with possible caution.
Gary Voshol: IDFK with dismissal.
Joe Ma...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 2/15/2017

Larry of Danville, CA USA asks...

At a corner kick Player A sets the ball inside the arc and gives it a slight kick. The coach then yells 'Player B you take the kick'. Player B jogs over as the player who just took the actual corner kick jogs away. Player B then dribbles the ball ...

Read The Full Q & A


Soccer Referee Extras

Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.

Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef

This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.