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Question Number: 30652

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/7/2016

RE: Amator Adult


If a substitute entered into the field and committed a foul against the opponent , how shall the referee resume the game , a direct or Indirect free kick

thank you

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Aymrn
Under the *old* laws it was an IDFK. Since the 1st July 2016 the restart is now a direct free kick.
The answer is on page 36 of the new IFAB Law Book. During the transition period leagues that had commenced before the 1st July continue with the old laws.

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Answer provided by Referee James Sowa

It depends under which interpretation of the Laws of the Game you are playing. If the competition is still under the old LOTG, then it would be an IFK. For competitions starting post June 1, 2016 (ie EURO 2016, Copa America, The Olympics, etc...) the restart would be a DFK.

On the local level, it is up to the league to determine under which interpretation they are playing at the moment.

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