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Question Number: 1663

RE: pro

Ben of , Australia asks...

1. An indirect free kick taken by a player outside his own penalty area is played back to the keeper. The goalie is taken by surprise and the ball goes into the net...

2. Because of snow both teams ask for the match to be abandoned at half time must the reef agree..

3. Straight from the kick off the ball is kicked into the opponents goal..

4. The referee is not sure whether the ball went right over the goal line should he stop the game to ask the assistants..

5. During a check of footwear a players shoes do not meet the rules must he wait for all player to be ready

Answer provided by Referee Gary Sebalja

Long time no hear from an australian,..Here are your answers:..1) Corner..2) not sure don't get snow where I am. But if both teams agree not to play what are you going to do outside for 45 minutes...3) goal..4) no the assistant should start running back to the half way once a goal is scored as play stops so there is no need for the assistant and the center blows for a goal. SEE kingz v glory..5) No all players should be ready to legally take the field at the time of kick off. It is just poor game preparation that has let his team down.

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Answer provided by Referee miller

1) I agree; 2)The ref must agree. If the teams refuse to play and the ref doesn't agree, then the match must be abandoned and a report written as to why; 3) I agree; 4)Don't stop the game; look at your AR. If he isn't signalling ball out, continue play; if he is, then stop play; 5)No. The player can be allowed to join the game in progress if he corrects his equipment problems.

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