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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/13/2021

Mark K of Rocklin, CA US asks...

two questions

1-how important are CR mechanics in these free kicks? The reason I say this is that I was at this game(you know you're reading too much AsktheRef when this happens...)

I agree with you that, indeed, the goal counte...

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Law 15 - The Throw In 5/11/2021

Trent Futrell of Knoxville, TN United States asks...

In dual reffing a middle school boys tournament, white team kicked the ball out of bounds. Red team gets the ball and moves several yards down the field from the spot to throw it back in. I didn't notice the red player advancing several yards down ...

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Mechanics 5/10/2021

Doug Crawford of Folsom, CA U.S. asks...

Hi there fellow refs - When should coach misconduct stop the game?
As an AR yesterday I raised my flag for coach comments - the CR and I later agreed that I should NOT have kept the flag raised after play restarted.
The referee had stopped...

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Other 5/10/2021

Jason C. of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

Thanks guys. With regard to consulting the rulebook during a match, I have never done this, but I have had to look up obscure high school rules pre-game related to things like under garments and leg braces.

The absolute best format for IFA...

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High School 5/9/2021

Jason C. of Lacrosse, WI USA asks...

A hypothetical situation and two questions, I'd be interested in answers for both NFHS and IFAB.

90th minute of a US high school playoff game, there's a foul in the penalty area, a penalty kick, and an injury to the fouled player that res...

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League Specific 5/5/2021

Callum P of Dundee, United KIngdom asks...

Our goalkeeper went out for the ball and ended up outside his box, he went to ground thinking he could kick the ball out. He never got the ball but he did made a genuine attempt for the ball. The referee said he did not and that although he ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/2/2021

Ignas Repecka of Kaunas, Kaunas Lithuania asks...


Quick question. Goalkeeper catches a cross and when kicking the ball out, hits teammates (who is in the box) hand is it a penalty? The teammate is not facing the goalie and his hand is in natural position next to the body.

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 5/1/2021

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

Thank you for answers. One more question for a specific situation please.

Before opponent's free kick defender crosses the goal line and remains standing in his goal. The opponent shoots. This defender heads it away.

Is that all...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/28/2021

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


three questions, please.

First: Team A takes a free kick (or corner kick). Defender from team A crosses the goal line and remains standing in his goal. Team A kicks to the ball and the defender returns to the field. Is he...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/27/2021

Ryan Brenneman of Charlotte , NC USA asks...

I am RR in a U16 club game tournament. An offensive player plays a long ball into the box. It comes down about 2-3 yrds out from the goal box. An offensive player backs in, eyes up, and jumps for a header. The keeper comes from behind, eyes up, and m...

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