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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/15/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Soccer tournaments have started again and with them always come crazy situations! I saw both of these this weekend (no video this time as they were in games my kids were not involved in):

1. The tournament venue had multipurpose fields whic...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/15/2017

Tom Smith of Tura, QLD Australia asks...

Player on Red team is about to have a shot, another ball enters field and ref calls for a drop ball, A player from blue team is about to kick the ball back to their opposition. I have many questions
1. Can a player from attacking team contest the...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 4/2/2017

Mike of Greenville, TX USA asks...

I know with the rule change in 2016 now allows the kickoff to move in any direction. With that being said, I know the kickoff can go backwards now and not have to move forward first. I can only find in the rules that states all players must be on the...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 3/27/2017

Terry of Ewa Beach, Hawaii USA asks...

Is it legal for a player taking the kickoff to back heel the ball into play?

If not legal, what is the restart. Take the kick again?...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 3/21/2017

Jason Tom of Leesburg, Virginia USA asks...

If you kick the ball on kick off right after the referee blows the whistle. Basically you shoot the ball at the opponents goal and score on the fist kick is that a goal? ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 3/1/2017

Allen of Pensacola, FL United States asks...

TL;DR I whistled a foul and signaled for the free kick, realized it was not a foul, and restarted with dropped ball. Correct?

I was center ref for a U14 boys league play game that was getting chippy. After seeing what appeared to be a foul (...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 12/27/2016

Muhammad Rizwan khan of Abbottabad, Kpk Pakistan asks...

Sir I want to know that in a match here in local club during second half kick off after referee blow the whistle and the other team mate start it and also done the goal before the start of actual team and the referee a award the goal as well. Can an...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 12/16/2016

Ceazer Chew of Perth, Western Australia Australia asks...

Hi there.

team A scores a goal and the ball is brought back to the middle for the restart. Without the referee blowing the whistlem Team B plays the ball and manages to score a goal in the one passage of play. The referee has a...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 11/23/2016

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

Hi Refs,

a couple of questions can a player score directly from a kick off or does it have to be touched by a teammate before a shot on goal is taken.Q2 forward is one on one with goalkeeper about 10 yards outside keepers penalty area forwar...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 11/17/2016

Rolando J Morales of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

I am a bit confused on the LOFTG regarding the use of the whistle. Do the laws mandate that a whistle must be used in certain situations? I know that it is a control tool and that it should be used to convey a message to the players, coaches and spec...

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