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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 8/3/2018

gary d of nashua, nh usa asks...

does it state in law 4 that a bandana is not allowed? An assessor mentioned this but I can't find any written clarification; it makes sense because loose ends can be pulled/stepped on....

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Mechanics 8/2/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

I appreciate your input and I will work on my future calls of this manner. I usually do call advantage pretty early if a foul happens and a player keeps possession, so I will delay that call a bit, as well as the running on the field thing.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/1/2018

Nick Broderick of Lewis Lake, Nova Scotia Canada asks...

I'm curious to know your thoughts on the incident in this video at the 1:52 mark (https://matchcenter.mlssoccer.com/matchcenter/2018-07-31-mls-homegrown-team-vs-tigres-uanl-u20/recap).

Personally, I'm conflicted. On the one hand, the only di...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/1/2018

David Israel of San Jose, CA USA asks...

I don't think your answers have cleared up the question I was asking. I found http://asktheref.com/Soccer%20Rules/Question/18110 and this seems a common point of confusion worth more detail.

'If the ball is within playing distance the player...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 8/1/2018

Peter Babbage of Hjorring , Denmark asks...

Recently in a girls game she took a couple of steps towards the touch line . She then did a forward somersault and hurled the ball forwards. As far as I could tell when releasing the ball she had both feet on the ground, , the ball went directly over...

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Law 1- The Field 7/30/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

if a field uses those corner flags that are spring loaded with a base, that causes the flag to bend back and forth with the wind rather than standing straight upright, what should the referee allow if the flag is in the way of a corner kicker?
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/30/2018

bob of los angeles, ca usa asks...

i frequently will do advantage calls where i give advantage, but then will call the foul back to the original spot because i feel advantage is lost quickly. i probably do this more often than other referees

in a game this weekend i was the A...

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Law 1- The Field 7/30/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

At least in our area, the gridiron football uprights can be pivoted 180ยบ, so they are not anywhere near the soccer crossbar. Others should check into this option.

I now carry a roll of rope in my ref bag, so it can be be used as a pulling d...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/30/2018

Zluvka of Liberec, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

Attacker runs with the ball to the goal. Defender runs just behind him. Attacker deliberately stops the move. Defender charges him from behind because he cannot stop.

Is it attacker's or defender's foul?

Thanks!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/30/2018

David Israel of San Jose, CA USA asks...

Regarding http://asktheref.com/Soccer%20Rules/Question/29295/ I have a son playing up an age group and so maybe biased but I am increasingly perplexed why soccer allows any contact from behind a player. First there was FIFA's failed attempt to have r...

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