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As a result of contrived player antics due to recent law changes on Law 16 FIFA/IFAB offered this circular as an explanation until a final determination is arrived at. https://www.docdroid.net/LSio1Q9/circular-log-law-16-clarification-2019-20-en-draft.pdf
http://theifab.com/news/laws-of-the-game-201920-important-clarifications
Over the past 20 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
http://nfhs.org/articles/eight-rules-changes-approved-in-high-school-soccer/




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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/23/2019

RE: Adult

Tony of Leeds, England asks...

With the new goal kick law where it doesnt have to leave the area .
If a goalkeeper takes a goal kick and flicks it to a defender in the box and he heads it back to the keeper can he then pick it up and kick it out of his hands ...

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8/21/2019

RE: Competitive Under 13

Jenny Smit of Ottawa, Canada asks...

I saw this situation while reffing: A red player had the ball, then two blues challenged for the ball from either side of him, 'sandwiching' the red player between them.

Being squished between 2 opponents, red fell down and lost possession....

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Law 11 - Offside 8/20/2019

RE: Adult

Pete of Gloucester, UK asks...

VAR offside. In the Wolves v Man Utd game the offside VAR pictures showed the vertical line to assess whether the player was in an offside position taken from a line aligned with the back of the ball. I thought the rule was if the player is in front ...

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Other 8/20/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

1000% agree with Matt - It's a warm and fuzzy feeling when you can connect a part of your match (mental or physical) with something learnt from this site.

Also - Ref Dawson unleashed his favourite line for the first time in a while ...'your ...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 8/20/2019

RE: 4 Professional

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

Q. My question was with regards to the goalkeeper accidentally throwing the ball into his own net.

To make it more clear - the situation arises when the goal keeper has collected the ball inside the penalty area. He positions himself now to ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/20/2019

RE: Adult

Jason of Taber, Alberta Canada asks...

How much advantage is enough? We have a couple of games this season where an attacking player is fouled outside the box but manages to play on. The ref calls advantage. The attacking player on both occasions is clear through on goal and shoots cleanl...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/20/2019

RE: Competitive Adult

Jason of Taber, Alberta Canada asks...

Offside! A free kick is taken, players A&B are in an offside position,when the ball is played, player C runs past the wall and past A&B the ball hits player C in the back dropping to player A who was originally offside when the free kick was taken ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/20/2019

RE: Competive Under 15

Denise Volk of Layton, UT UAS asks...

An attacking player is fouled in the penalty area and still scores. What is the correct call. Let goal stand or not count goal and award the penalty kick....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/20/2019

RE: Adult

Frantisek Cicko of Bradford, West Yorkshire England asks...

Hi my firend was trying to score a bicycle kick he was going for the ball he was actualy in the air to hit the ball but the oponent pushed him with body and said he didnt seen him is a foul ???? ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 8/19/2019

RE: 4 Professional

Rocky of Mumbai, Maharashtra India asks...

Q1. In a penalty kick, can the kicker score a goal if the ball has rebounded off the post?

Q2. As per the new laws, since defending players are allowed to receive the ball inside the penalty area, what if the goalkeeper accidentally throws t...

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