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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.

To recover You Call it answers use the .. Articles.. link button 3rd top left. NEW YOU CALL IT for August 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 2017 - 2018 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from 1st June 2017
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/


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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 8/17/2018

RE: Various Other

Sam of El Dorado Hills, CA USA asks...

While I agree that the ball must leave the penalty area to be in play, the real question for me is must the ball be in play for a goal kick to be 'complete'? LOTG do not make such a distinction. In this scenario, the ball HAS left the penalty area ...

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Mechanics 8/16/2018

RE: rec Under 19

gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

If I put the whistle to my mouth (for instance, because someone took a quick dive)-am I obliged to blow it?...

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Other 8/14/2018

RE: Adult

Hugh Miller of 45 Masonhill Road, Ayr, Scotland asks...

How many 'home' grounds can a Premier League Club use in one season ?...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 8/14/2018

RE: Rec Under 17

Bernie of Denmark, Western Australia Australia asks...

I note in the FIFA rules that there is nothing stated about whether it is legal to wear shorts with OUTSIDE pockets.

However, I do see that 'A player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player'.
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Law 18 - Common Sense 8/13/2018

RE: REC Adult

Mitch of Ottawa, Ontario Canada asks...

I encountered a situation which I had not seen in 17 years of officiating.

A striker kept suggesting to players in the opposing team's defence to pass him the ball when they had possession.

He would say something like: 'Pass here, C...

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League Specific 8/13/2018

RE: Semi pro Adult

Luke Morton of Coventry , England asks...

I was wondering if you could look at the following footage and see if its worth an appeal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StA0h0kpKwA...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/13/2018

RE: Adult

Fathi of Ternate, North maluku Indonesia asks...

If the throw-in ball touchs opponent's goal keeper hand and then enter the goal, will it counts a goal..?...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/12/2018

RE: Adult

Clive of Canterbury, Kent UK asks...

Liverpool vs West Ham, 12/8/18. Why was Liverpools second goal not offside?...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/12/2018

Barry of London, England asks...

During a recent premiership match between West Ham and Liverpool a goal was scored by one of two players who are both well in advance of the last defender. The ball was played across the box to a third Liverpool player who took it to the byline and c...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/12/2018

RE: under FIFA rules Adult

Kenneth G Wikle of Howell, MI United States asks...

With the new Law changes regarding fouls committed off the field.How would the referee handle this?

The ball is in play on the field of play.A defender and an attacker are standing off the field over the goal line two yards from the goal pos...

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