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Soccer Referee Questions on Soccer Rules
Welcome to AskTheRef.com -- a Soccer Law Question and Answer site. Providing answers to questions regarding soccer laws since October 11, 1999... to ask a question simply click on Ask the Ref in the menu bar and pose your question and the panel will reply. Those who have ideas or articles please feel free to contact the editor Richard Dawson at mrref@asktheref.com with suggestions.

To recover You Call it answers use the .. Articles.. link button 3rd top left. NEW YOU CALL IT for Mar 2019
Over the past 18 years we have amassed tens of thousands of questions and answers but the LOTG have changed and/or portions no longer apply. Be SURE to reread the latest version IFAB 2019 - 2020 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from May 26th 2018
http://www.theifab.com/document/laws-of-the-game

VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE
How the VAR will work. Check out it, it's an interesting setup. They're putting a lot of work into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwOL08NfxQ

Here's a video on how they'll be doing the VAR line looks like, unlike what a lot of us see on TV, it'll try to take into account the head/chest/shoulder and not just the feet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOK7-kc_8o

Also,
https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/innovations/var-at-the-world-cup/

And for explanation on what incidents get looked at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp431Y1Eqf0

Referee article of interest for USA high school
You may be interested in seeing the high school or college 2018-2019 Rules Changes. They can be found at http://nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/soccer-rules-changes-2018-19/
https://ncaasoccer.arbitersports.com/Groups/106254/Library/files/2018_2019_Soccer_Major_Rules_Changes_061118.pdf




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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/17/2019

RE: College

Mel of Stuttgart, Germany asks...

If the ball hits the body first or part of it (e.g. leg) and from there it hits the arm or hand (opened, not on body) is it considered handball then?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2019

RE: Competitive Under 15

Eric Miller of Albany, NY USA asks...

After the goalkeeper makes a save inside the penalty box, he throws the ball to his teammate and the ball hits his teammate's hand inside the penalty box. Is this a direct kick (penalty) for the opposing team, or an Indirect kick for the opposing tea...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2019

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Hello,

my question is about wasting time situations close to the corner flag. Can opponent leave the field and from there challenge for the ball?

Thank you very much!...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 3/16/2019

RE: MLS High School

John Nagel of Wilmette, IL USA asks...

It looks to me like the there was an infringement on this PK during Chicago Fire/Seattle Sounders game today. The kicker touched the ball a second time after rebound off the crossbar. Am I missing something? See https://youtu.be/hQzng9Bc3OE?t=129....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/13/2019

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

How did Jordan Pickford from Everton avoid a card for his now famous 'Rugby' tackle on Newcastle's Solomon Rondon ?

https://youtu.be/_1OGw6pYSuQ?t=65

(apologies - the footage is 'back to front' but you at least get to see the incide...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/13/2019

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Re, the upcoming changes to DHB:

It was mentioned in the thread that we should learn from rules in other sports. In ice hockey, when a player uses a high stick to touch the puck or a glove to pass the puck(except in the D-zone), there's a mo...

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League Specific 3/13/2019

RE: Select Under 15

Matt of Bristow, VA USA asks...

Can a water break be used for game management purposes? I had a fairly chippy game and stopped the match for a player who had been 'kicked' in the nether regions. Neither myself nor my ARs saw a foul (as discussed post-match). Coach enters field p...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/12/2019

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Another 'Deliberate Handling' call - my apologies for recycling a recent topic.

In the recent Roma v Empoli match, a VAR call chalked off a goal for DH by an Empoli player. Tough call it would appear.

Fast forward to the 6.57 mark o...

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Law 11 - Offside 3/11/2019

RE: Under 19

Paris of Chalkis, Eubia Greece asks...

If a player A is nearer to the goal than any defender and passes to a teammate player B who is also nearer to the goal than any defender is it an offside and does the referee has to stop the rhythm of the game or is it his choice and has to make a de...

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Law 3 - The Players 3/11/2019

RE: Under 14

Jeff of Carmel, IN US asks...

U13 boys Championship game. I'm the center ref with about 10 minutes left in a tied game I made sure the coaches both knew that if the game ends in a tie there is no OT and only the 11 players on the field will be able to participate in the shoot ou...

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