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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...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/24/2017

RE: Adult

mark rich of royalton, vermont usa asks...


I am sorry if I got your reply wrong. I complained about substituted players walk off the field slowly ( More slowly then you or I walk down the street! I believe you explained ' they maybe using up the clock' near the end of the game ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/24/2017

Paul D Napier of Vacaville, CA United States asks...

Can a GK yell at a kicker (KICK IT TO THE RIGHT!) while taking a kick from the mark. Also the GK must be standing on the goal line before the kick is taken....

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Mechanics 7/21/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Having now viewed the Valencia tackle on a larger and better screen, I can certainly see why the red is issued, although the long delay in issuing the card is confusing.

In Ref MCHUGH's feedback he mentions the 'Finger tips feeling' lesson ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

RE: Competive Adult

Mike Rose of Silver spring, Md Usa asks...

A player on defense uses his hands to keep a shot from going in the goal. The ref delays calling the handball and a offensive player slams the deflected ball into the net. After this happens the AR tells the ref that the goal scorer was offside. My q...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/21/2017

RE: Competitive Under 17

Kenneth of San Diego, CA US asks...

Who has a 'right' to the ball after a goal is scored. It is my understanding that since the game will be restarted by the defending team that got scored on, it is their ball.

However, most of the time one team will retrieve the ball uncontes...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/20/2017

RE: Rec Adult

MARV of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

I am extremely confused. The LOTG defines the word 'offence' as 'an action which/breaks/infringes/violates the LOTG...'.

In the LOTG Details of all Law Changes Section 12.15 indicates that if the ball is in play and a player commits an offen...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/19/2017

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

There was a straight red shown to the Man U captain on the day " Antonio Valencia " in a recent preseason match.

http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/video/1002218563676/United-captain-Valencia-sent-off

Certainly a bookable offence howeve...

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Law 3 - The Players 7/19/2017

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Does the goalkeeper have the right to take the ball in someone else's penalty area?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/19/2017

RE: REC Adult

MARV of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

I am the CR. During active play while the ball/play is near the centre circle, a defender in his own penalty area yells dissent toward the AR over a 'missed call' that took place seconds before.

An offence/misconduct has been directed toward...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/18/2017

RE: kids Under 11

gary bishop of manchester, uk asks...

If player 1 is in an offside position. Then his team mate breaks forward from an onside position and travels forward with player 1, leaving the defenders behind them.
The team mate then passes the ball diagonally backwards to Player 1 who only ha...

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