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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 6/21/2015

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA USA asks...

Hey, it's been a while ... we've had some down time recently (injury) so I haven't had much opportunity to see calls I had questions about ... but we are back in action again! So here's one ...

Team A has unchallenged control of the ball in...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 5/22/2015

pete of floral park, new york usa asks...

Hi Refs,
watching a game last weekend play was stopped for an Injured player, the team with the injured player decided to give possesion back to the opposition thus kicking it back to their goalkeeper, the ref made it clear to all players it was ...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 5/13/2015

Orekan Kehinde of Abeokuta, Ogun Nigeria asks...

What is the procedure for a dropped ball in and out of the penalty box and how is it executed?...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 5/2/2015

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

What would you do if the ball goes over the touch line & the opposing team quickly takes a throw-in before you see the AR's flag? If you didn't signal for a throw-in, can you still go back to the penalty kick?...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 5/1/2015

anon of Altadena, California US asks...

None of the answers reflect back to the ATR, which was part of the question. The question incorrectly stated the ATR's indicated restart. The GK restart provided in the ATR is for a goal scored when a *player* enters or reenters; the ATR restart fo...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 3/25/2015

Karl Gajdusek of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

Hi there,

This season more than any other I am finding time and time again the player about to take a corner kick looking to me for a whistle or some indication that they can take the kick. I usually respond by pointing to them and saying so...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 12/16/2014

George of Sacratomato, Parangarecutirimicuaro US asks...

I have been an AR for two games with similar 'infractions' and both referees made a different call.

Game 1: Referee blows whistle to start game, an offensive player is standing by the touchline crosses the midfield line and sprints at the w...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 11/26/2014

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I see my question has raised some controversy. I didn't see the issue as one of fairness. The injured girl had just kicked a goal kick & everyone was focused on the opposite end of the field. By the time she slipped, everyone was way down toward t...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 11/24/2014

Scott of Livermore, CA USA asks...

I don't understand the problem some of you had with the referee who allowed play to continue when the attacking team with the injured player had the ball, but stopped play when the defending team gained control. I agree that we should stop play early...

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Law 8 - Start and Restart of Play 11/2/2014

Joseph Killmaier of San Francisco, CA United States asks...

Free Kick,
a free kick was awarded just outside 18 on right side. The Referee asked the wall to move back,as they were too close. As they are moving back the kick is taken and a goal is scored.
Defending team complains no whistle not ready, y...

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