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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/5/2017

Steven of Portland, OR usa asks...

I saw this and won't pile onto the referee who made this dumb decision, but I do have a question as to what is 'fair' when it comes to restarting a game when one team is taking much longer than another.

My usual go-to is to blow the whistle,...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/4/2017

Ozzie Macedo of Los Angeles, California United States asks...

So my question is in regards to quarter breaks and restart. After the first quarter we were drinking water on our sideline and I was giving player instruction. According to the referee I was taking too long and he said he blew the whistle twice. Obvi...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/27/2017

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

I recently added referee to my soccer resume, having been a player, fan, parent and coach. I've really enjoyed this website and your collective insight into helping me better apply the Laws to the games I've refereed.

This was an interestin...

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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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