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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 January. Sorry recent you call its answers were accidently erased but are being reformatted.
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
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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 2/19/2018

RE: Pro Professional

Ali Asger of Pune, MAHARASHTRA India asks...

So my question is in case of a PK, how long do we give a striker after the whistle has gone? So I have blown my whistle, and 10 seconds later the striker still hasn't moved and is simply eyeing the ball thinking about his move.. What is the course of...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 2/19/2018

RE: Pro Professional

Ali Asger of Pune, MAHARASHTRA India asks...

Can the same rule be applied before the whistle? So let's say I have awarded the PK but the keeper is having his own sweet ceremony before taking up his position.....

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Kicks From The Penalty mark 2/19/2018

RE: Competitive Adult

Ahmad of San Francisco , California USA asks...

Hello,
We played a game that was tied 2-2
A penalty shootout took place. The opposing team took their 5 shots and scored 3 goals. Our team took 4 shots and scored 3 goals. The ref missed the fact that our team had to take the 5th shot and dec...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

RE: Pro Adult

Graham of Derbyshire , England asks...

Does an opponents arm/hand keep an attacking player onside, I understand that the attacking player arm/hand does not deem him offside....

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

RE: Youth-Adult, comp and rec

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Re: Joe McHugh's video examples.

The first one https://vimeo.com/106949742 is a fairly close example of my 'grey area' problem.

Yes, the Red PIOP is likely to get there first and seems committed to the run. The angle and pace of the...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/18/2018

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A follow-up response to Joe McHugh's recommended video on wait-and-see offside:

https://vimeo.com/106949742 is a close example of my 'grey area' problem. The Red PIOP is likely to get to the ball first and is committed to the run.

J...

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League Specific 2/18/2018

RE: Adult

Vik of Exeter, UK asks...

Hypothetical Question.

Team Red is leading Team Blue in the championship by 3 points and a goal difference of plus 7.

They play each other in the final game of the season.

In the game, within the first 20 minutes Team Red...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/16/2018

RE: Intermediate Under 14

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

Your answers bring up a related question. On page 94 of the 2017-2018 LOTG, it states that a save, for purposes of determining if offside is reset is 'when a player [defender] stops, or attempts to stop, a ball which is going into or very close to t...

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Law 11 - Offside 2/16/2018

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Offside 'wait and see' question.

For the last few years, we have been advised to 'wait and see' where the potentially offside pass is going to end up, before raising the flag.

If the ball is safely going to the keeper; the defence c...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 2/15/2018

RE: competive Adult

Scott of Perth, WA Australia asks...

An attacker player had a shot on Goal bounce of crossbar straight down.. A defendeing player thought it was a goal ( I didnt see if the ball went in Or not) so he pick the ball up. The referee stop play and sent him of for dogso by handball. And awar...

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