Soccer Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

You-Call-It
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
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


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


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef


Soccer Rules Changes 1580-2000


Panel Login


Question 21 thru 30 of 20628

[Previous] [Next]

Law 11 - Offside 12/8/2022

Tyler of Pitt Meadows, BC Canada asks...

What is an offside line? What does it do?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/8/2022

Mühenned ELSEYHO of Onikisubat, Kahramanmara Turkey asks...

A single player with the goalkeeper in the penalty area, and while he was trying to shoot, the defender slipped next to him. The player did not shoot, but dribbled. During dribbling, the ball touched the defender's hand and missed the opportunity. Do...

Read The Full Q & A

League Specific 12/5/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I've heard the World Cup refs have been advised to allow some extra degree of physicality, but I'm hoping we are advised "Don't try this at home," when we head back to our recreational and league fixtures.

A few examples:

One ...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 12/5/2022

Peter of Stockton, CA USA asks...

Firstly, thanks for all that you do. It is really great to have a way of confirming one's thoughts.

Richarlson's foul / penalty, was that really a foul?

To me, Richarlson came from behind the defender and so the defender was not...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 12/2/2022

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

Hello,

Mr Dawson writes about Ronaldo's theoretical offside/onside:

'The thing was he TRIED to head (redirect the ball) but missed! The ball did NOT skim off his head it went directly into the corner of the goal so his attempt ...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 12/1/2022

Nick of LA, USA asks...

Did the ball go out of bounds in Japan vs Spain at the moment of the second goal?...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 12/1/2022

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

Hello,

one more quick offside question, please.

Rules say this:''The first point of contact of the ‘play’ or ‘touch’ of the ball should be used.''

Situation 1: The goalkeeper throws the ball. Where is the first point ...

Read The Full Q & A

Other 12/1/2022

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack , BC Canada asks...

To its credit, FIFA has made moves to make its language consistent throughout the book of laws, a recent example being how a goal kick is in play as soon as it is kicked… not when it clears the area, as in the past.

In this vein, let’s lo...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 12/1/2022

Marv of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

Oddly enough after I posted my question, I turned on the Canadian post-match TV report and immediately saw (Ontario Canada) FIFA Referee Joe Fletcher answering the same question. Referee Fletcher indicated that FIFA issued a policy statement prior to...

Read The Full Q & A

Law 11 - Offside 12/1/2022

Michalis Manioudis of Bakersfield, CA USA asks...

I have a question about a phase happened in a recent game and I would like to have your explanation. The whole phase has 3 consecutive moments (i separate them for your better understanding). I would like to share with you the video, however the offi...

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 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.