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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 & answers but the LOTG always change and/or portions no longer apply. Be SURE to reread the latest version IFAB 2019 - 2020 LOTG
Laws of the Game can be viewed here
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 are videos on how they'll be doing the VAR line & explanations on what incidents get looked at it takes into account the head/chest/shoulder and not just the feet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOK7-kc_8o

https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/innovations/var-at-the-world-cup/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp431Y1Eqf0

USA 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 1/21/2020

RE: Adult

mohammed Alharbi of medina, medina Saudi Arabia asks...

hello
in this video the ref said that in thats time it was not allowed to jump front of the goalie and because of that the goal was disallowed. Just want to know if this was the reason or there is something else disallowed the goal .
thanks ...

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High School 1/18/2020

RE: Rec High School

Jeff Kwak of Plantation, FL USA asks...

Thank you for your responses. To be clear, this is the high-school age group in a recreational league.

What I wasn't sure of was the severity of the caution given how flagrant the attempt was to disrupt the break-away play by handling the ba...

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High School 1/17/2020

RE: Rec High School

Jeff Kwak of Plantation, FL USA asks...

A player deliberately, and without question, jumps and knocks the ball down with his hand, preventing a long pass on a break-away opportunity stopping the advantage and the attack mid-field.

What should the call be, and what law describes th...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/17/2020

RE: Competitive Adult

Jim McGougan of Manchester , United Kingdom asks...

Can a player be booked after being sent off?
While walking off after being sent off the player abuses the local fans.
The ref states he was booked again in the dressing room?
...

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High School 1/16/2020

RE: Varsity High School

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

While doing penalty kicks to determine a winner after a game, one of the keepers is cautioned and must sit out for one of the opponent's kicks. His team decides to use a field player as the goalkeeper during this time. Does the field player need to...

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High School 1/16/2020

RE: competitive High School

Cheryl of San Clemente, California USA asks...

In CIF, High school soccer, If a goal keeper touches the ball outside the box, is the keeper given a yellow card automatically?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2020

RE: Adult

peter fuller of Sudbury, Suffolk United Kingdom asks...

watched a game on Tele, player went through and the defender made a last ditch tackle in the box, ref gave a fail and a penalty and then a yellow card to the defender, VAR then overturned the penalty and gave offside , does the yellow card stand?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2020

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I'd love to see what VAR would think of this scenario:

Attacker 'A' is in front of the goal, facing outward. Defender is right behind him as a cross comes in, chest high.

Attacker 'A' is going to leave the ball for a teammate 'B' w...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 1/13/2020

Eunan Mcdaid of Donegal, Non-US/Other Ireland asks...

Hi Guys, regarding the change around cards for team officials.

If during a game you hear someone say something worthy of a caution or sending off from the technical area - you go over, do you say what you heard but can't identify the person...

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Law 16 - The Goal Kick 1/12/2020

RE: Adult

GARRY of Selby, England asks...

If a goalkeeper takes a goal kick and the wind blows the ball back into his goal net is a goal given...

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