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Soccer Referee Questions on Soccer Rules
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As a result of contrived player antics due to recent law changes on Law 16 FIFA/IFAB offered this circular as an explanation until a final determination is arrived at. https://www.docdroid.net/LSio1Q9/circular-log-law-16-clarification-2019-20-en-draft.pdf
http://theifab.com/news/laws-of-the-game-201920-important-clarifications
Over the past 20 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 2019 - 2020 LOTG
The new Laws of the Game can be viewed here and will be effective from May 26th 2018
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 or college 2018-2019 Rules Changes. They can be found at http://nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/soccer-rules-changes-2018-19/
https://ncaasoccer.arbitersports.com/Groups/106254/Library/files/2018_2019_Soccer_Major_Rules_Changes_061118.pdf
http://nfhs.org/articles/eight-rules-changes-approved-in-high-school-soccer/




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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/13/2019

RE: All Other

Derek of Cary, IL USA asks...

If the referee determines that all three offenses occur (Leaving FOP w/o permission, re-entering FOP w/o permission, DOGSO), would you record this as 2 yellows, or 1 yellow and a straight red card? I ask because some competitions keep track of yellow...

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Law 11 - Offside 11/13/2019

RE: Competitive Under 19

Bo of Greensboro, NC USA asks...

IFAB LOTG
Law 11
Offsides

I may be having a Brain Bubble but what is meant by an offside offense occurring on players own half of field?

4. Offences and sanctions

If an offside offence occurs, the referee awards an...

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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 11/13/2019

RE: Youth to adult, comp and rec.

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

I was watching a women's match on the weekend.

Team White kicked the ball and it was heading forcefully to the sideline. Team Red's coach or substitute player stopped the ball on the line, thinking they'd do their thrower a favour. Problem ...

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High School 11/11/2019

RE: High School Playoffs Adult

Brian of New York, New York US asks...

Just watched a video of an overtime goal to win a championship. The ball was delivered to a spot about 2-3 feet in front of the goal. The keeper leaped up to catch the ball, and at the same time an opposing player also leaped to head the ball. Frankl...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/11/2019

sal of chicago, IL USA asks...

So team BLUE is on a breakaway with 4 players against RED defender #2 and his goalie. RED defender #2 seeing that he was outnumbered steps past the goal line and out of the FOP, about 5 yards from the goal post,for about 2 seconds and frantically tri...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/10/2019

RE: Pensioner Other

Joseph search of Warrington , Cheshire England asks...

In the Liverpool Man City game today I dont believe the ref or var gave the penalty because the new law states if an attacker handles the ball any goal that results from it must be ruled out. What do you think thanks...

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Other 11/10/2019

RE: Cometitive Adult

Tony of Whitehorse, Yukon Canada asks...

Futsal

If a team with 5 accumulated fouls has committed a direct free kick foul for their 6th but it has occurred during an advantage play, does the referee wait to see if the advantage develops in a goal scoring opportunity or does he/she c...

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Law 14 - The Penalty kick 11/9/2019

RE: Amateur Adult

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro , Ca Sacratomato asks...

Big debate amongst colleagues... on a penalty kick in the middle of the game, goalie blocks a PK, can the attacker score on the second touch? I am being told no but I can't find anything in the rule book that says play is over as soon as goalie block...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/9/2019

RE: Rec Adult

Jesse from of Wallumbilla, Queensland Australia asks...

During a professional game, the play is in mid field, a ball has been kicked and comes off a players head, and gone straight up into the air, maybe 10-15 m. That player is standing waiting for it to come down.

An opposition player is runnin...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 11/8/2019

RE: Competitive youth Under 19

Jason C. of La Crosse, WI USA asks...

I've seen a number of cautions for handling lately similar to this one - https://youtu.be/vxJQ-wMlgXQ?t=142.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zPEUANxbBw
I'm assuming this is for 'handling the ball to interfere with or stop a promising attack....

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