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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/19/2018

Francis of ESSEX, United Kingdom asks...

I was the defender, an opponent was picked offside by the Assistant Referee(5 yards offside). On seeing the offside flag raised in front of me,(being close to the line), I left the ball for my left back to take the spot kick and walked away.
The ...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 5/15/2018

peter of Savannah, GA USA asks...

In the final minutes of a frantic 1-1 game blue v white,90 degree heat, my A/R flagged during a loose ball deep into whites half who recovered the ball. The A/R had not flagged at all in the game other than an offside or two and I assumed it was an o...

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Other 5/6/2018

Ishan reddy of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Qt. The following items summarise your powers and duties as a referee.

You need to select those that are listed in this Law.

1) Act on the advice of the AR regarding incidents you have not seen
2) Suspend or terminate the match ...

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Other 4/15/2018

Kaylee Corzo of Chandler, AZ US asks...

Hello, my name is Kaylee. I am 11 1/2 years old and I've been playing soccer for 7 years now. The other day I ran into my old gymnastics friend, Ella. We are the same age and she told me she was reffing the younger kids. That sounded like a fun thing...

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Other 4/11/2018

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I've said before that I'd be happy if the offside rule were stricken from the Laws. Our senior men's group plays with no offsides and the women's 7-a-side league that I ref has no offsides.

Both are more free-flowing - and have one less infr...

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Other 3/22/2018

Joe of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

Hang on referes Michelle and Keith before you ridicule the suggestion of kicking tees. Before platic tees, rugby players would mound some earth on which to place the ball. Certainly it could be argued this was unnecessary and gave an advantage etc?(t...

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Other 3/19/2018

Zach Beo of Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey asks...

If a game is temporarily suspended due to an incident like a fan throwing something to a player etc, is there a maximum duration for the suspension time?
If so, what happens after the maximum is reached? Is the game abandoned and replayed or it d...

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Other 3/14/2018

Rob of Leicester , UK asks...

During a recent youth game, a player was given a yellow card for persistent fouls. When the ref tried to take his name he was enraged, was verbally abusive & kept turning his back on the match official. Eventually he reluctantly spoke to the ref, but...

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Other 3/7/2018

Tony of Whitehorse, YT Canada asks...

2 questions:

What is the latest updates to the Futsal LOTG? 2014/15 is all I can find.

Can a goal be scored directly from a kick off? I believe yes but am having difficulty finding the newest LOTG version....

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Other 2/11/2018

James of Sydney , NSW Australia asks...

Hi, i was doing the test for how to become a ref and am stuck on law 17 I've tried every combination yet still cant get the right answer. The question is here.

Choose which statements are correct for both Goal Kicks (Law 16) and Corner Kicks...

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