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Welcome to AskTheRef.com -- a Soccer Law Question and Answer site. Providing answers to questions regarding soccer laws since October 11, 1999... Those who have ideas or articles please feel free to contact the editor Richard Dawson at mrref@asktheref.com with suggestions.

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You Call It!

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Other 10/19/2017

RE: Community league Under 15

Isaac of Melbourne, VIC Australia asks...

Hi,
I have been playing soccer/football in Australia for a few years now and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon and would like to start refereeing. I would like to know if there is anyone that is a level 4 or 3 referee in Victoria that is act...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/19/2017

RE: Adult

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, A a Goal Can Score Direct from a Kick off?

...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/18/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

The UCL Real v Spurs had what looked like what may have been a missed penalty to Spurs.

https://ok.ru/video/345519884902?fromTime=104

There was a clever hold of the spurs players foot by the Real player.
Not by the hand, but by ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/18/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

IN the UCL City v Napoli match, city had a string of chances that lead to a point where the ball was stopped on the line by Napoli.

You could sense that the Napoli defender wanted the keeper to gather the ball, however, they both then look t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/18/2017

RE: rec select Under 15

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

Both the gk (with hands) and opponent (with feet)make contact with the ball at the same time (ball is on the ground), would this be a legal challenge or would gks team get a free kick?Basically, what defines gk control?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 10/17/2017

RE: Amateur Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Goalie gains possession in the penalty area with his feet from long kick by the opponent. Without ever having handled the ball, goalie chooses to dribble the ball outside the penalty area with the intent of passing to a his teammate. As the opponent ...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 10/17/2017

RE: 5th grade Under 11

Mandee Seeley of Sisters, Oregon United States asks...

I work for the local parks and rec. We go by us youth soccer rules but I can't find an answer to this.

We have a 5th grader with a hard cast in Sisters, Oregon. She wants to play but we're getting different answers about whether it's allowed...

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Other 10/16/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Did CR Martin Atkinson's game suffer from it ?

Hmmm. Tough question that.

Sure, there was a wee bit of debate about a non call penalty (it was hardly a 'Key Match Incident') - whereas, pulling up that TI was clearly a KMI.
Imagi...

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Law 5 - The Referee 10/16/2017

RE: Travel Under 11

Brian White of Palmer, MA USA asks...

Had a call this weekend that, while I believe I applied the laws correctly, still doesn't sit well from a 'fair play' standpoint.

Team A takes a hard shot right to Team B goalie's chest. He makes the save on his knees, and Team A retreats f...

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Law 11 - Offside 10/16/2017

RE: Select Under 15

Mel Fros of Urbana, IL USA asks...

Thanks. You replies make sense. It just seems to me -it is my opinion, and my opinion means naught :)- that once all the players are in the attacking half, the offside rule should become inactive. This adds an element of surprise to a low-scoring gam...

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