Soccer Referee Resources
Ask a Question
Recent Questions

Previous You-Call-It's

VAR (Video Assistant Referee)

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Determining the Outcome of a Match
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick

Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School

Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef

Soccer Rules Changes 1580-2000

Panel Login

Question 61 thru 70 of 20945

[Previous] [Next]

Law 4 - The Players Equipment 3/18/2024

Drew of St Charles, Mo USA asks...

At a tournament this past weekend, a player on the other team refused to tie his shoe laces. His laces seemed excessively long. I requested the referee (who appeared to be an older referee with experience) have the player tie his shoes, he said he...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/18/2024

Gargy of Haifa, Israel asks...

Question about a scenario where inside the defending team's penalty area, the first defender kicked the ball in order to clear it out of the penalty area, followed closely by a second defender who attempted to do the same (clear the ball out of the p...

Read The Full Q & A

Mechanics 3/17/2024

Ashton of Orange, NSW Australia asks...

What are the seven steps of procedure of wall management. I have to do this for my course but i dont know what im doing. Th seven steps are: Control the position of the ball, ensure attackers are 1m from the wall, Mannage the 9.15m wall, show the whi...

Read The Full Q & A

High School 3/17/2024

George Robert Checinski of Coon Rapids, MN United States asks...

In one of my high school games:
When a ball appeared to have crossed the goal line between the posts of team A. I allowed play to continue because no call was made by the assistant referee that team B scored a goal.

On a breakaway goi...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/17/2024

nick hills of pontefract, yorks United Kingdom asks...

If a player is wearing 2 club shirts,both identical,is it still a booking if he takes 1 off in celebration?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/16/2024

Jason of Madison, WI USA asks...

82:15 mark of the Brentford-Burnley game (9:14 on this video - This has to be a foul on the keeper right? Is letting the keeper do this only something that is allowed at the very top level? For my part, I take the...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 17 - The Corner Kick 3/14/2024

Crebs Crem of Zagreb, Croatia asks...


When a team is about to take a corner kick, can a player of that team (a player who is not taking the corner kick) stand outside the pitch? ...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 15 - The Throw In 3/11/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

I understand Mr. McHugh. I'm more concerned with how to restart the game.

The ball was not in play because the throw-in was not done correctly. So personally I would rather repeat the throw-in than continue with IDFK. Am I doing it right?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 3/11/2024

Tyler of Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Hello, I have a question about defending yourself from the ball using your hands.

I was reffing a U14 girls game yesterday and I called a handball on a player who was defending herself from the ball using her hands. She didn’t put hands di...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 15 - The Throw In 3/10/2024

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


one more throw-in question please.

Law 15:

1.'If the throw-in is not taken correctly, it is retaken by the opposing team.'

2. 'An opponent who unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower (including mo...

Read The Full Q & A

[Previous] [Next]

Soccer Referee Extras

Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.

Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer

Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef

This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The free opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members. While there is no charge for asking the questions, donation to maintain the site are welcomed! <>