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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...

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Law 4 - Players Equipment 8/29/2016

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Regarding losing shoes or shinguards during play:

I had this come up in a game on the weekend. An attacker came together with the keeper as the ball arrived. The keeper caught the ball but somehow his left boot was knocked off.

I im...

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Law 11 - Offside 8/28/2016

RE: Rec Adult

russell of Sydney, Australia asks...

With regard to the offside laws, can the panel please help me to understand why the Real Madrid goal scored by Morata in the recent match against Celta Vigo was not called for offside.

Morata has come from an offside position as the last pla...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/27/2016

RE: Social Adult

Simon Mahoney of Auckland, New Zealand asks...

This happened in a game today, the ball was bouncing at waist height and the defender went to head the ball. Just as he was about to head the ball the attacker kicked it clear. Is this high feet, or if the ball is at a height that it could be expect ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/27/2016

RE: Other

Shaji of Shuwaikh, Kuwait Kuwait asks...

Hello sir,
Law 4 players equipments:-
Player losing foot wear/Shinguard accidently can play on until next stopage play.
In center circle one of the player lost his boots while playing. And he continues the game without boots and scored ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/26/2016

John Andrews of Cygnet, Tasmania Australia asks...

Thanks for that. I did look but couldn't find a relevant answer. It was to do with a player leaving the field of play and how that could be interpreted. Excellent job....

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/25/2016

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

Hello, describe please exactly what is promising attack and what is not. Thank you!...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/25/2016

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

In searching for some history on soccer rules, I came across this site http://www.history-of-soccer.org, which offered an interesting paragraph on the hand ball foul:

'Here is a good way to tell whether it was intentional or not: if the play...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/25/2016

RE: Amator Under 6

aymen soumer of KHOURIBGA, Khouribga Morocco asks...

If a player off the field (blessed/for law 4) entered into the field without the referee's autorisation and committed a foul against the opponent , how shall the referee resume the game , a direct or Indirect free kick

The old law please
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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/24/2016

RE: Amator Under 6

aymen soumer of KHOURIBGA, Khouribga Morocco asks...

I hope you can answer me with the 'old' law (2015/2016) .

What is the restart if ball in play a goalkeeper hits a player with his hand/leg while the player is in the goal area (between the goal line and the net ) .

Another question...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 8/24/2016

RE: Other

John Andrews of Cygnet, Tasmania Australia asks...

Is a player allowed to be outside the field of play when playing the ball on the line or must the player remain in the field of play?...

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