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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 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 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 1/22/2019

RE: Professional

engin of olympia, WA United States asks...

http://tr.beinsports.com/haber/bursaspor-fenerbahce-7

equalizing goal in the end for the white has two situations.

was there a faul prior? replay at 4:50 shows the ball hits white player's left knee and changes direction, after the ...

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Mechanics 1/20/2019

RE: Under 17

greg of houston, tx usa asks...

i talk a lot as ref when i center. mostly a lot of 'no no no', 'nothing there', 'that's fine that's fine no problem' to call out non-fouls. or if a player tries to complain about something that is't there, i'll call/talk back to him 'what, what do yo...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/20/2019

RE: Competitive Under 19

Dave Bermingham of Herndon, VA United States asks...

Blue #41 shouts loudly at an opponent from behind as the opponent dribbles the ball just above the Blue teams goal area with only the goalkeeper to beat. The attacker shoots and misses the goal.
Law 12 says this is USB misconduct for verbally di...

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League Specific 1/15/2019

RE: AYSO Under 19

Steve Hawkins of Altadena, California US asks...

AYSO National Rules and Regs specify a maximum of two coaches per match:

'b. Remain within the coaches technical area (Article I.G.2) during the match; a maximum of two coaches is permitted for each team.'

http://www.ayso...

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The Technical Area 1/15/2019

RE: Select Under 15

Michael of Concord, Ca United States asks...

I have three coaches (including myself) and a GK coach for a total of 4 (one somestimes comes but not all the time). Would there be an issue if I have this many coaches in the technical area? They are part of the coaching staff and are valuable to th...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/15/2019

RE: Adult

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U. S. A. asks...

Picking up on the point made regarding pressing and Law 11: Could there be an adjustment to the Law, in which if the ball passes a line on the field and is going towards goal, there's no offside until the ball comes back outside that line--for examp...

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Law 11 - Offside 1/15/2019

RE: Adult

Melvin H. of Colorado Springs, Colorado U. S. A. asks...

Everton at Liverpool, 90+6 minute, English Premier League:

https://www.facebook.com/SkySportsFootball/videos/478385445983895/

Liverpool's #66 crosses the ball into the Everton penalty area; an Everton defender heads the ball out to ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/15/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Andy Shaw of Manchester, UK asks...

Last night I was playing 5-a-side soccer indoors when the opposition goalkeeper decided to take his boots off and place them on the goal line in the middle of the goal. Moments later a shot hit the left hand post and rolled along the goal line. It hi...

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League Specific 1/14/2019

RE: Youth League competitive 11 a side Under 14

calum anderson of ardrossan, ayrshire scotland asks...

Hi,

My sons team were involved in a league match at the weekend. The goalkeeper from the team winning 2-1 (and had been winning most of the game) was injured by an opposing player (head knock)and the referee abandoned the game while under pr...

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The Technical Area 1/14/2019

RE: Select Under 15

Michael of Concord, Ca United States asks...

How many coaches can be on the sidelines with their team? Is there a maximum? The latter is for AYSO. ...

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