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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 4/25/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

'But I didn't touch him'

This one is kind of the opposite to my recent post (33265) 'but I got the ball'.

I had phase of play last weekend that I pulled up, where a defender made a slide tackle with some momentum - bordering on exce...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/25/2019

RE: Pro Professional

Fidel Jaary of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

Hi,

When starting a game a whistle is blown by the referee only once. At the end of the 1st half the referee blows the whistle 2 times. At the end of the game the referee blows the whistle 3 times.

In case of an Extra time, does the...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/25/2019

RE: Adult

S of Sys, NSW Australia asks...

Hi I am trying to think of a scenario that would prove the below paragraph:

Q12: If a player commits a DOGSO offence punished by an indirect free kick (IDFK) in the penalty area what is the disciplinary sanction?
The change relating to ...

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Mechanics 4/24/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

'but I got the ball'

https://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/mariner-rowles-handed-three-match-ban-for-horror-tackle

https://m.youtube.com/watch?t=3m47s&v=vevj2fClLZc
Interestingly, without VAR, this would have been unpunished, as the...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 4/24/2019

RE: 9 Under 16

Ivan Pekar of Codsall, Wolverhampton, UK asks...

When a goalkeeper makes a save and the ball remains on the field of play (i.e no goal kick), I hear many defending players complaining that attacking players should be outside the penalty area.So, when the goalkeeper has possession of the ball after ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/24/2019

RE: Adult

Steven of Syd, Nsw Australia asks...

Thanks you for the work you do.

Regarding handling the ball. It seems under new law changes ball to arm situation if unnaturally positioned and gaining advantage it will now be handball. So pretty much 95pc of handball will be called?

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/24/2019

RE: Adult

S of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...

Hi

I always complicate the substitute enters field, outside agent or player leaves the feild to commit a offence restart. I now understand IDF is replaced by DF or drop ball. Can you simply it for a way to remember?

...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 4/23/2019

RE: Adult

S of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...

Hi

Regarding the new rules changes 2019/20 did I read right that there will be a change to the rule if the ball hits the referee it will be a drop ball to the team who had the ball last?...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 4/22/2019

RE: Select Under 16

Chris Payne of Suwanee, Georgia USA asks...

On a corner kick there was significant action and confusion in front of the goal. As the AR2 I saw the ball clearly cross the goal line for a goal. I know the proper mechanic is for me to run up the touch line to indicate a goal but nobody (including...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/20/2019

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

Hello,

my question is about preventing the goalkeeper from releasing ball and preventing quick free kick. In both cases opponent prevents the player (or goalkeeper), but fails to hit the ball. Player (or goalkeeper) completes the kick.
<...

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