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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/31/2018

Steve M. Marquez of La Mirada, California United States asks...

I have been trying to find the reference for this problem/interpretation

In specifically a corner kick but it really applies to all IDFKs.

To restart play the ball must be KICKED AND MOVED. Does the action of stepping on the ball a...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/18/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I saw an odd one in our 60+ league game last week. At our kick-off, our striker was ready to put the ball in play when he was joined on the centre line by a team mate.

The ref waved him out of the circle, saying only one player could be ther...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 10/16/2018

Steve of gillingham, uk asks...

With regard to the new kick off rule whereby the ball can be played backwards from kick off - does this apply to mini soccer rules as the English FA's mini soccer rules still says the ball must be kicked forward...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/26/2018

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

Goalie sprints to the nearby field to retrieve a ball that has been awarded to opposing team for a corner kick. The older bother, who has been pleading he get back to the box, meets him and pushes him to get back into the goal. Little brother turns a...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/20/2018

Bill cansick of Harwich, Essex England asks...

Years ago the two captains would meet in the cntre circle and the ref would toss a coin . Sometimes the teams would then swap ends. This never happens now. Is the direction of the play decided before the game now?...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 7/9/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Drop ball to keeper question. At about 90 minutes in the Russia-Croatia game, there was a collision or something that caused the ref to stop play when the Croatia keeper had the ball in his hands.

Once things were settled, the ref simply dro...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/30/2018

Ivan Cardona of Hallandale, Fl Usa asks...

Does the referee need to blow the whistle on a dropped ball restart. I ask since it's called and play atopped with a whistle a whistle is needed to restart. I get told Diffrent ways but I see in the world cup the referees don't whistle on dropped bal...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/18/2018

Mr Richard Kap Kaplowitz of Frederick, MD United States asks...

On a referee forum someone posted that in the Portugal-Spain game 1 player for Portugal stayed on the field during the goal celebration so that Spain could not take a kickoff.

Where in the LOTG is a requirement that all of a team save one pr...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/1/2018

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

Following on this thread if a player at a DB does dribble and score without the second person touch - what and where is the restart.

Is it IDFK on the goal area line in a location related to where the ball entered the goal ?


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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 5/30/2018

Raymond of SAN FRANCISCO, CA United States asks...

Thank you for clarifying, gentlemen, and my bad for working off an old version of the LOTG! (Memo to self--before bothering the committee, go to IFAB and read carefully the latest edition, looking in particular at underlined segments of the laws ;-)!...

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