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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... 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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Law 5 - The Referee 1/15/2018

RE: Adult

Daniel of Bacau, Romania asks...

Please, tell me, where it is written, if it is, that when players from both teams commit offences one after other at a short interval of time when the ball is in play, the referee must punish the first offence.

Thank you,
Regards,
Da...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2018

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

One additional question please.

Laws tell:* If the ball is in play and a player commits an offence inside the field of play against:
# an opponent - indirect or direct free kick or penalty kick
# a team-mate, substitute, substituted...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/14/2018

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

Hello,

very curious situation for you from French league. Player fouled referee and referee kicked player. LOL

Video (in time 4:00)

http://www.replayfoot.com/psg-buts-resume/
https://youtu.be/EKTYqmZhHsU
Two questi...

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Other 1/13/2018

RE: Rec Under 19

George of London, United Kingdom asks...

If a player passes back to the keeper and the keeper proceeds to scoop he ball into his own net, does the own goal count as the keepers or as the passers if the pass is going on target?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2018

RE: Amateur Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Two players challenge for a ball on the touch line near midfield. Both players end on the ground but challenge was clean from both sides. The defensive player gets up limping and heads back to his position but collapses 5 yards in. The attacking play...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2018

RE: Other

mahyoub of nablus, nablus palestine asks...

the player kicks back the ball to his goalkeeper and the keeper tries to kick the ball but fails the ball rebounds from the goalpost at this moment the keeper catches the ball with hands to prevent the attacker, who is far 3ms away behind the keeper,...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 1/13/2018

RE: Other

mahyoub of nablus, nablus palestine asks...

the kicker heel kicks the ball from PK AND THE KEEPER MOVES OFF HIS GOALLINE BEFORE THE EXECUTE OF THE PK, WHAT DECISION SHOULD THE REF. MAKE?...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/13/2018

Zluvka of Liberec, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Two sentences from LOTG:

1) For a free kick taken by a team inside their own penalty area, the ball is not considered in play until it has left the area.

2) Offside is judged at the moment the ball is played or touched by a team-ma...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/12/2018

RE: Intermediate Under 14

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Suppose the ball slipped & hit her leg (accidentally) &/or bounced away after hitting the ground & an opposing player then got to the ball.

Would you card the opposing player for delaying a restart?

Since whether the possession was ...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 1/12/2018

RE: Other

Sadeq of Nablus, Palestine asks...

what should a referee do if the kicker of a penalty kick feints when he's completed his run-up and does not kick the ball?...

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