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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/17/2019

Cody Y Tatum of Hampton, Virginia United States asks...

Ref got in the way of the ball. Opposing team had possession and kicked it, bounced off the referee's legs and went OOB. Ref then gave it to the same team. Stated 'the last team with posession.' Legal? Seems off since he is part of the field of play....

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 9/11/2019

Brandon of RESTON, VA United States asks...

I refereed my first game yesterday and ended up in a discussion about the new drop ball rule with the other two referees afterwards. The basic question being discussed was whether there were any restrictions on on the player receiving the ball on the...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/26/2019

David Gugino of Oak Brook, Illinois United States asks...

According to the 2019 LOTG game changes, if the ball hits the referee in the penalty area and possession changes or a promising attack is created, an uncontested dropped ball is awarded to the goalkeeper. Would this be the case even if the ball stru...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 8/11/2019

Russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

What would be the restart?

Ref calls penalty for foul (tackle) from defender on attacker in the PA near the edge of the PA immediately in from of the AR.

Defending team blowing up saying 'no way' etc..

AR appears to stand s...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 7/17/2019

Shaun of Melbourn, Australia asks...

I was involved in a theory test and I had this multiple choice question:
A player takes a free kick from inside the goal line the ball hits the referee and enters the goal what decision should the referee make?
A order the free kick to be re...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/6/2019

Jak of Malindi, Kenya asks...

A goalkeeper in his own penalty area throws the ball into the opponent's goal and it goes in.Is it a goal or no goal and why?...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 6/1/2019

Bob Healy of Whitman, MA USA asks...

Is there a new rule concerning drop ball ...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 5/20/2019

Todd Nicholson of Norwood, MA United States asks...

In game this weekend I use a version of noted pregame talk and state that I want 'both teams to respect all free kicks and quickly back up to ten yards. Do not attempt to delay the start of a free kick by jumping up close to the attacking player.' 7...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 5/3/2019

Lauren of Adel, IOWA United States asks...

How many times do you blow the whistle at the beginning, half, and end?
Also, for U7 do they check in and have captains?...

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Law 8 - The Start and Restart of Play 4/23/2019

S of Syd, Nsw Aus asks...

Hi

Regarding the new rules changes 2019/20 did I read right that there will be a change to the rule if the ball hits the referee it will be a drop ball to the team who had the ball last?...

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