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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 4/22/2018

Mark Fischer of Armonk, NY USA asks...

In a U14 EDP game, the referee mistakenly blew the whistle. S/he restarted play with a dropped ball 3 feet outside of the box to one side of the goal (not on the line parallel to the goal line). The question came to me whether the dropped ball should...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 2/24/2018

IBRAHIM ISHIAKU of LOKOJA, KOGI NIGERIAN asks...

Question
Team A starts the 2nd half but it's should been Team B's turn to take the kick off for the 2nd half. after 1mins of play the team B captain run to the referee and tell him that my team should have started the 2nd half because it's was ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 2/2/2018

Nossiovski of Sillamäe, Jestonia asks...

About kick-off.

Does the match clock start the time referee blows a whistle or from the moment player kicks the ball and its in the play?

If after whistle no player kicks the ball and there is 1min of delay (for fight or arguing etc...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 12/27/2017

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

Hi,

Law 8 (The Start and Restart of Play) says: All players, except the player taking the kick-off, must be in their own half of the field of play.

Q1: Is halfway line part of the own half?
Q2: Must the player's entire body be i...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 12/16/2017

Nikhil of Kansas City, KS United States asks...

Hello,

A goalkeeper gains possession of the ball from an attacker, injures him/herself in the process, and goes down inside the penalty area with the ball in hand. Referee stops play because the GK has possession and no potential attack can ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 11/10/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

How Many players of kicking team can stand in the centre circle during a kick-off going back? ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 11/5/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

R/Sir, During a match here while delaying the throw-in the referee not caution the player straight given a IDFK to the opponent team. I think it should had be treated like first he should caution the player for delay tactics and then if he repeat it ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/19/2017

Muhammad Rizwan of Abbottabad, Abbottabad Pakistan asks...

Sir, A a Goal Can Score Direct from a Kick off?

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/5/2017

Steven of Portland, OR usa asks...

I saw this and won't pile onto the referee who made this dumb decision, but I do have a question as to what is 'fair' when it comes to restarting a game when one team is taking much longer than another.

My usual go-to is to blow the whistle,...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/4/2017

Ozzie Macedo of Los Angeles, California United States asks...

So my question is in regards to quarter breaks and restart. After the first quarter we were drinking water on our sideline and I was giving player instruction. According to the referee I was taking too long and he said he blew the whistle twice. Obvi...

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