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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/22/2019

John Lubeck of Livermore, California United States asks...

Regarding referee Dawson's questions / comments:
No, I do not ever discuss the distorted vision in my one eye with teams or coaches. It seems it's sort of like making an excuse before the match.
As far as my pregame, I have this season at le...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/21/2019

John (Iain) Doleman of Las Vegas, NV United States asks...

Goal keeper sets ball for a goal kick then decides to drag the ball with his feet to a different spot within the goal area, picks it up and replaces it. What is the restart and why?...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/3/2019

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I saw a similar thing happen on the weekend, in the Rugby World Cup - then it happened to me in a women's 7-a-side game, Tuesday.

In the midfield, a woman pushed the ball past me and I thought I was stepping out of her path, to let her go th...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/1/2019

Stewart Hamasu of Honolulu, Haswaii USA asks...

AYSO refs are volunteers, usually parents. I was 'trained' by AYSO certified referee trainer, but never played the game growing up. Therefore, learning as we ref, is difficult. I recently had a situation where my AR called an offside. I blew the w...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/24/2019

martin of stony brook, ny usa asks...

I was told that a new change to IDFK mechanics is that the ref no longer has to keep his/her arm raised for the second touch but only keeps it up until after the initial touch/kick of the ball. Is this true? ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/17/2019

Cody Y Tatum of Hampton, Virginia United States asks...

Ref got in the way of the ball. Opposing team had possession and kicked it, bounced off the referee's legs and went OOB. Ref then gave it to the same team. Stated 'the last team with posession.' Legal? Seems off since he is part of the field of play....

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/11/2019

Brandon of RESTON, VA United States asks...

I refereed my first game yesterday and ended up in a discussion about the new drop ball rule with the other two referees afterwards. The basic question being discussed was whether there were any restrictions on on the player receiving the ball on the...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/26/2019

David Gugino of Oak Brook, Illinois United States asks...

According to the 2019 LOTG game changes, if the ball hits the referee in the penalty area and possession changes or a promising attack is created, an uncontested dropped ball is awarded to the goalkeeper. Would this be the case even if the ball stru...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/11/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

What would be the restart?

Ref calls penalty for foul (tackle) from defender on attacker in the PA near the edge of the PA immediately in from of the AR.

Defending team blowing up saying 'no way' etc..

AR appears to stand s...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 7/17/2019

Shaun of Melbourn, Australia asks...

I was involved in a theory test and I had this multiple choice question:
A player takes a free kick from inside the goal line the ball hits the referee and enters the goal what decision should the referee make?
A order the free kick to be re...

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