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Soccer Referee Questions on Soccer Rules
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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 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/18/2019

RE: Competitive Under 16

Eugene of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Referee Wright says: 'typically for DOGSO fouls we take the player committing the foul out of the question.'

Does this mean that we should invoke DOGSO even when the infringing player had ample opportunity to prevent the OGSO without committ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/17/2019

Tony of Madison, WI USA asks...

I saw this play take place a few years back and I still think about it today because it was very unusual, it involved the great American goalie, Tim Howard while playing for Aston Villa??? In England.
Tim's defender kicks ball back to goalie, How...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/16/2019

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A recent situation I saw:

A defender is stood in-place, facing attacking play.

Away from the ball, so unseen by the officials, a bigger, stronger attacker comes and stands in front of the defender, with his back to the defender.
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/16/2019

RE: Under 19

bruce of phoenix, az USA asks...

attacker A running towards goal and going through a small group of defenders around 25 yards out the loses possession. attacker A felt like he was grabbed/held a bit by defender B and was upset no foul was called. as he was walking back up the field,...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/15/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Wondering why the own goal in the England v Moldavia stood?

https://www.yoursoccerdose.com/11319626-england-vs-montenegro-euro-qualification/#3

With (what replays in slow motion on the couch indicate) a handling by England in the im...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/14/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Darryl of Brisbane, queensland Australia asks...

**cough** **Gasp** *thump*

Ive just picked myself off the floor and checked this was not 1 April. Nope. I cannot believe you are giving this advice.

This is a hypothetical situation but even so this defender is a player who is sup...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 11/14/2019

RE: Amateur Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro , CA Sacratomato asks...

I was looking for feedback if anyone had any. I have read lots of articles from random places. Some, claimed that one of the rule changes was that the PK was completed and over if it was blocked by keeper or if it hit the goal posts. Other articles c...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/13/2019

RE: All Other

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

If the referee determines that all three offenses occur (Leaving FOP w/o permission, re-entering FOP w/o permission, DOGSO), would you record this as 2 yellows, or 1 yellow and a straight red card? I ask because some competitions keep track of yellow...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2019

RE: Competitive Under 19

Bo of Greensboro, NC USA asks...

IFAB LOTG
Law 11
Offsides

I may be having a Brain Bubble but what is meant by an offside offense occurring on players own half of field?

4. Offences and sanctions

If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 11/13/2019

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was watching a women's match on the weekend.

Team White kicked the ball and it was heading forcefully to the sideline. Team Red's coach or substitute player stopped the ball on the line, thinking they'd do their thrower a favour. Problem ...

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