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Welcome to AskTheRef.com -- a Soccer Law Question and Answer site. Providing answers to questions regarding soccer laws since October 11, 1999... Those who have ideas or articles please feel free to contact the editor Richard Dawson at mrref@asktheref.com with suggestions.
WORLD CUP 2018 RUSSIA
Get your questions ready we will be here for the duration!

To recover You Call it answers use the .. Articles.. link button 3rd top left. NEW YOU CALL IT for March 2018
Over the past 18 years we have amassed tens of thousands of questions and answers but the LOTG have changed and/or portions no longer apply. Be SURE to reread the latest version IFAB 2017 - 2018 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from 1st June 2017
http://www.theifab.com/document/laws-of-the-game

VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE
How the VAR will work. Check out it, it's an interesting setup. They're putting a lot of work into it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdwOL08NfxQ

Here's a video on how they'll be doing the VAR line looks like, unlike what a lot of us see on TV, it'll try to take into account the head/chest/shoulder and not just the feet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCOK7-kc_8o

Also,
https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/innovations/var-at-the-world-cup/

And for explanation on what incidents get looked at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp431Y1Eqf0

Referee article of interest for USA high school
You may be interested in seeing the high school 2018-2019 Rules Changes. They can be found at http://nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/soccer-rules-changes-2018-19/


You Call It!

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Law 1- The Field 6/23/2018

RE: Adult

paul of ocala, FL US asks...

What determines the location of a foul if it occurs at the edge of the penalty box. If a defender is inside the box but the ball and attacker are outside and the defender reaches across the line and pulls the attacker down, is that a PK? Reversing ...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 6/22/2018

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Dae i say it – Australia ! asks...

Nik of Moscow asks a good question of the Penalty for HB join the Denmark v Socceroo's match.

A lot of debate around the office water cooler the morning after on this one, and I was asked an opinion many times.

My response was, if t...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/22/2018

RE: Adult

Cr of MOOLOOLAH, Queensland Australia asks...

Can a referee show a yellow at halftime for what he said were 3 things that happened during the 1st half but the last incident was 10mins prior to halftime and no words or dissent happened...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/21/2018

RE: – Adult

Nik of Moscow, Moscow Russia asks...

Hello!

Why the referee gave the penalty for the handball in the match Denmark - Australia today?

According to FIFA LOTG, the position of the hand does not necessarily mean that there is an infringement.
There wasn't any movemen...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/21/2018

RE: Pro

Nikita of Moskow, Russia asks...

Hello! I now have a question, who decides how much time will be added to the time? Chief referee or the fourth referee?...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/20/2018

RE: Under 18

Jorge A Diaz of SPRINGFIELD, VA United States asks...

In Colombia vs Japan, the defender was shown the red card after touching the ball with his hands and a PK was honored. My understanding is that in the new law a ref can give the pk and a YC but not a pk and red card?

Thanks...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/20/2018

RE: Rec Adult

Nate of Searcy, AR United States asks...

Scenario 1: Attacker advances with the ball at speed in a straight line towards the goal in the center of the field. A defender steps into his path to intercept, but the attacker touches the ball away before colliding with the defender. The defender ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 6/19/2018

RE: Adult

Gareth Parker of Thetford, Norfolk GB asks...

In what circumstances would a handball result in a red card?...

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Law 5 - The Referee 6/19/2018

RE: pensioner with good eyesight Adult

Mike Macey of Hong Kong, Kowloon China asks...

Did anyone notice that in the 84th minute in the Columbia v Japan game, what was the mistake ??


Answer, the ball hit the linesman and went back into play, but the game was stopped for throw, is that a correct decision, I understand, the...

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Law 4 - The Players Equipment 6/19/2018

RE: Competitive I think Adult

Daniel of Melbourne, Victoria Australia asks...

Hi there,

Is wearing a Hinged knee brace generally allowed or not allowed by rules, regulations and referees?
I unfortunately tore my ACL in April last year.
I play under FFV (Football Federation Victoria), Australia, in the Metropol...

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