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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 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 NOV 2018
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 2018 - 2019 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 2018-2019 Rules Changes. They can be found at http://nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/soccer-rules-changes-2018-19/


You Call It!

After two years and many request - You Call It is back! Now it's your turn to test your knowledge in a scenario created by our panel of referees. If your answer is spot on we will publish it on our site! Good luck click here!

League Specific 12/4/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Great feedback from all three panelist regarding the question on penalty to not in the A-League match.

I had also thought about PIADM, but It didn't feel like the reason why the penalty was awarded (it felt more due to bringing the attacker ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/2/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Penalty or no penalty?

This is one I look at, then walk away saying 'it is what it is', then ponder again, then walk away, then...

Melbourne Victory were awarded a penalty against West Sydney Wanders in the Australian A-League.
...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/1/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Pushing foul

in the lead up to the first goal of the match between Huddersfield and Brighton, there is a push by an attacker that allowed him to get free and advance the ball on via a header. Was this push worthy of a foul.

Not give...

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Law 18 - Common Sense 11/29/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Andrei of LA, USA asks...

What does it mean when a player says 'Me' during the field?

Does it mean the same thing as 'leave it' or 'mine', as in, let the ball go and leave it to me?

Or can it mean something else, such as 'I'm defending him' / 'I got him'.
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Character, Attitude and Control 11/29/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

A follow up to the earlier question (32897).

I'm of the same thinking. There is enough in it to make you think about it, however, probably not enough to make you stop play or not allow advantage.

As Ref Dawson mentions, there probab...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/29/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Ref Dawson mentions
'There are some far out ways the LOTG can be twisted for example did you know you can have players in an offside position who would be restricted from active play from both teams at the same time??'

Would this be one...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Foul recognition

Could there have been a foul to either team in one of the attacks by Man U against Young Boys in the UCL match.

fast forward to the 4.45 point in the following link.

https://ok.ru/video/1200336079462?fromTi...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/28/2018

RE: Adult

Jason lewis of Cardiff, Wales Wales asks...

If a attacking player tackle a denfender and wins the ball but his other leg catches the player leg then it's a free kick to the defender.is that always the case ...

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League Specific 11/26/2018

RE: competitive Under 17

r scott of Antrim, n ireland United Kingdom asks...

during a recent match my sons team was leading the game when 10 mins into 2nd 1/2 referee abandoned the game due to threat of violence from oppostion player and father. As the game was abandoned do we play remaining minutes or start the a new game bu...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 11/26/2018

RE: Competive Under 19

Salvador Flores of Indianapolis, IN Usa asks...

Q1: law 16: if the goalkeeper kicks the ball directly into its goal before leaving the penalty area is it a goal or corner kick since he or she cant scored directly into his or her own goal from a goal kick?
Q2: law 11: so if a defender kicks the...

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