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Law 11 - Offside 7/11/2018

Joe Skuza of Geelong, Victoria Australia asks...

Hi, my two questions relates offside Law 11:

1. When a player in his own defensive half plays the ball forward to a teammate in an offside position in the teams attacking half (ie the ball played across halfway line to him) is the offside ju...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/10/2018

Brian Lutke of Whistler, BC Canada asks...

Please clarify whether it's a foul:
Player 1 has possession and Player 2 slide-tackles hitting ball first but also hits Player 1 (foot-to-foot, or foot-to-leg) after hitting ball. All players on defending team saying 'but he got the ball first'.....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/9/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

A few questions from the quarter finals games.

I used my camera to record some replays but they didn't always turn out well. I'll give links where the quality was acceptable.

The first (which didn't record well was from the England-...

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Law 17 - The Corner Kick 7/9/2018

gary durso of nashua, nh usa asks...

If with the corner kick, the ball is not touching the corner arc and kicked anyway, im assuming the restart would be a corner with proper placement......

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/8/2018

Iordan of Adelaide, South Australia Australia asks...

Dear Asktheref,

I refereed a game on the weekend and an incident came up which I'm not sure I dealt with 100% correctly.

In second half stoppage time the game was 2-2. The away team had two goals disallowed for offside earlier in t...

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Law 11 - Offside 7/7/2018

Doug Crawford of Oakland, CA US asks...

I was AR today and our CR told us that a week ago there was a new rule change:
If a player is in an offside position (PIOP), the ball is played by a teammate, but then the ball deflects off a defender (or in any way touches the defender), then of...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/6/2018

Clive Donald of Doncaster, South Yorkshire England asks...


During a football match at the wkend, I awarded a penelty for handball. Its been bothering me as Law 12 is vague around handballs. The attacking team had the ball out on the wings and crosses it into the box. Its a poor cross and defender...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 7/3/2018

John Lubeck of Livermore, CA US asks...

Thanks very much for the answers!

I think as you note, this was not denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity, it was denying an obvious goal as the attacker had long passed the GK by. So I would contend (in my humble and basically wort...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 7/2/2018

Yo Mama of Ridgefield, WA United States asks...


On the first day of fall season I reffed a Girls U-14 in the evening. The visiting team was from another town with which we have had difficulty on the infrequent occasions that we play them.

The visiting fans voiced objec...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 7/2/2018

Douglas Wix of Liverpool, Merseyside United Kingdom asks...

Hello. I appreciate your comments,especially the evening match. All saves were BLATANTLY UNLAWFUL but guess you will always support the referee! Also why wasnt the Danish defender sent off for stopping the Croatian player tap the ball in, he should b...

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