October 9, 2012

Theory Test (October) - Figure out your knowledge of the Laws of the Games!

World of Football Refereeing will provide a monthly quiz about the Laws of the Games starting today. The first edition provides a mixture of basic and advanced knowledge including the mere application of fixed Laws, but also their situational interpretation.


picture belonging to question 20), (C) hkref.blogspot.com

To the solutions

48 Comments:

  1. Anonymous9/10/12 20:58

    good test

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  2. And I can add another (easy) question to this interesting test.
    Can you referee a match, wearing a ring?
    Of course, you can't.

    But...

    http://s7.directupload.net/file/d/3038/3pozl7mx_jpg.htm

    By the way, I have to be honest, not only Valeri, here in Italy many serie A referees are often wearing rings and other jewelery. It's strictly forbidden for the player, and of course also for the referees, they can hurt players in a accidental collision.
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  3. Grrrrrrr
    I have watched France - Ghana semifinal at FIFA U17 Women's World Cup. Referee was Cardella Samuels.
    Unbelievable - 4 obvious red cards to Ghana missed, 1 obvious penalty to France missed, 1 possible penalty to France.
    MR: 6,2
    A1: 8,4
    A2: 8,3
    4O: 8,0

    Niclas, you should see those situations. Just don't destroy your computer or TV watching it ;) Report sent to Carlos.

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  4. @ Anonymous. Thanks, it is a mixture of own ideas and official training programs. The difficulty will be next time a bit lower.

    @ Chefren: That is actually a joke. We know the strict approach of checking players before matches and then that..

    @ Yun Hyeon: 4 missed reds is a word, but nonetheless I do not think I have got the motivation to see u17 wc with such a performance..

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  5. I have until now received more than 30 solutions, the majority of them with mail queries. I cannot answer them all, so you will be able to find a link after having made the test to the solutions.

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  6. Great news

    Champions League 23/10/12:
    Deniz Aytekin, Guido Kleve, Stefan Lupp, Marco Fritz, Guido Winkmann

    Europa League 25/10/12:
    Felix Zwayer, Markus Häcker, Mark Borsch, Christian Dingert, Tobias Welz

    Champions League 07/11/12
    Felix Brych, Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp, Felix Zwayer, Guido Winkmann

    Florian Meyer, Holger Henschel, Christoph Bornhorst, Marco Fritz, Christian Dingert


    Stark is not there.

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    1. But still Dingert, again in Champions League, and this is unfair.
      If Stark is out after his mistakes, then also Dingert should be out from the whole CL group stage.
      Otherwise, one could think that these AAR are not considered at all by observers in evaluating a performance.

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    2. Yes, but one crucial mistake by Dingert still is "only" 7.9. One 7.9 is probably no reason to take an official completely out of group stage, but right, one could have appointed Hartmann instead.

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    3. As we know the AR's and AAR's are appointed by the national associations. So Dingert is probably Fandel's choise.

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    4. That's it, perhaps Fandel/DFB also want to prepare him for coming tasks when he will get his FIFA badge.

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    5. My dear, I must say that some of you will be very surprised when you see CL appointments.

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    6. @Anonymous

      Can you give us a hint?

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  7. Anyway, Aytein and Zwayer with an impressive international career.
    Zwayer is a FIFA referee since 10 months, and he is already ready to whistle in EL group stage.
    What do you think Niclas?

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    1. Strong pushing (also when Zwayer was promoted to Bundesliga, he got more than Fritz), unfair considering how long it takes other referees from other nations, anyway they are right in a way as both present modern refereeing and can achieve a lot after Stark's time. Brych, Aytekin and Zwayer definitely is Germany's future elite pool.

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    2. Also two sentences to Zwayer. He was invited to a u21-matchday in Prague as far as I remember. He had two hard clashes with many cards - Marcel Pelgrim, the AR who accompanied him in Prague, later said they received very positive feedback by Costas Kapitanis (CYP) and Fritz Stuchlik (AUT) -> http://kreis11.fvn.de/741-0-Einsatz-in-Prag---Marcel-Pelgrim-berichtet.html?goback=261

      Furthermore, you surely remember his match in Zagreb. I had watched it in full length without making a report, but despite my limited neutrality here, it was an excellent performance also regarding the long added time - apart from the missed handball prior to a goal. Perhaps that was the reason why UEFA trusts him that much.

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    3. Actually I made a report for the match in Zagreb. You can read it Niklas.

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    4. You said it right, Niclas, my question "what do you think?" was related to the fact that many other referees from different countries have to wait years and years, just for a EL group stage bow, and if we compare these situations, it's a clear unfairness against the long-time FIFA referees, which are waiting for a call.
      Anyway, I think that in the past it was different, even referees from important country, had always to wait their time.
      I want to be clear: nothing against Germany, of course. We could have made the same speech for referees from a different country.

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    5. I agree with that.
      Edward, where is the report?

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    6. In Refmarks. July matches.

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    7. Thanks, did not read it until now. Agree with it.

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  8. Tahiti - New Zealand

    Referee: Bruce GEORGE (VAN)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ravinesh KUMAR (FIJ)
    Assistant Referee 2: Noel BERRY (SOL)
    Fourth official: John SAOHU (SOL)

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    1. There are also interesting appointments in CONCACAF.

      Aguilar without Zumba and Torres, is that normal?

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    2. Actually not. It is interesting that Elmer Bonilla was assisted by Torres Mejia and Zumba twice.

      Montpellier and their coach have received sentences.
      http://www.uefa.com/uefa/footballfirst/matchorganisation/disciplinary/news/newsid=1875221.html

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  9. Have a look at this video (3:00). Jamie Cross was substituted by Rakesh Varman due to injury during the match. No surprise if you ask me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URqSxrDnuqo

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    1. And what about the Red Card at 1:10? Correct for me.

      How can this guy pass the fitness tests?

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    2. Yes, sending-off is good.

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  10. I have watched Zwayer's performance in Anzhi now. Short summary: correct penalty, but missed a red card to Carcela-González where he only gave yellow, however no crucial mistake in my opinion: http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3039/2jqnzwd4_jpg.htm

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  11. Question 10: A goal is scored directly in the goal of the player who took the kick-off. What decision should the referee make?

    Your answer: Disallow the goal and award a corner kick in favour of the opposing team. (D)

    If I understand this correctly, on the kick-off he puts the ball in his own goal. But, on the kick-off you have to put the ball forward for it to be in play. Any infringements to this will lead to a re-take.

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  12. Right, Edward and I had the same discussion via mail, answer D does not make sense. The question is taken from material I have received, according to the Laws of the Game it should be B actually.

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  13. We should think to every case that can happen.
    If the player kicks the ball forward, directly on the kick off, but then for another reason the ball returns back in the own net, the right answer is D.
    For example, the ball can hit the post or the crossbar of the opponent's goal , and then it can return back, without any touch by other players, for example due to strong wind.
    I know that it seems an absurd situation, but not impossible to happen.
    And this also means that a question can seem easy to answer... but it isn't always true, because on the pitch many unexpected things can happen.

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  14. Nonetheless, this player would then break the law that he must not touch the ball again until a team-mate has touched it. That would entail a retaken kick-off and no corner kick, no matter whether the ball gets into the goal.

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  15. Another thing. In the situation Chefren describes the ball moves forward so it is on play. So in this case if the ball enters his net the referee should award a goal. Never a corner kick since the ball will be in play.

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  16. I don't understand, Edward and Niclas.
    I shoot directly on the kick off trying to score a goal on the opponent's goal, but the ball, after having hit the crossbar or the post of the opponent's side, comes back (crossing the whole pitch) to my own goal without other touches by teammates or opponent.
    In this situation, a corner kick should be awarded, the own goal isn't allowed.
    Am I wrong?

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  17. If a direct goal is allowed on the kick off, without the need of a teammate's touch before, where is the infringement?

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  18. No, you are right. I was stuck a bit, D is right.

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  19. Found the answer.

    LOTG (internet version) page 40.

    The kick-off is considered a direct free kick.

    So:

    "If a direct free kick is kicked directly into the team's own goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing team".

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    1. The laws of the game says that the ball is in play at a kick-off when it is kicked and moved FORWARD. In this question the ball is moved BACKWARD -> to the own goal of the player who has taken the kick-off. Solution: Kick-off must be re-taken.

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  20. It is rumored that Cross (NZL) will be off the FIFA list at the end of this year.

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  21. Then Kerr seems to be the one who might follow O'Leary.
    I by the way would like to see Norbert Hauata again at a FIFA tournament, perhaps Club World Cup. His performances were good in Mexico, but he only got two matches.

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  22. Qatar - Uzbekistan: TAN Hai (CHN)
    Iraq - Australia: LEE Min Hu (KOR)
    Oman - Jordan: Nawaf SHUKRALLA (BHR)
    Iran - Korea Rep: Abdul BASHIR (SIN)

    Good appointments.

    New Zealand - Tahiti: Gerald OIAKA (SOL)
    New Caledonia - Solomon Islands: Kader ZITOUNI (TAH)

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  23. Hi mate, I submitted, but where do I find my score? :)

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  24. Sorry, I would of course also prefer a direct scoring for those who have submitted it, but that's the problem, google drive is unable to make that.
    I will post the results on Sunday, then you can compare your ideas with that.

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  25. By the way, 88% of the answers of question 3 are wrong, while 83% answered question 11 correctly.

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  26. Solutions can be found at the bottom of the thread.

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  27. ARD has posted a nice video to figure out your skills as an assistant referee in offside situations. "Abseits" means "Offside", while "Kein Abseits" means "NO offside". Perhaps the video is available in your country.

    http://www.sportschau.de/Medien/av/videohabensiedaszeugzumschiedsrichterassistenten104.html#mbContent

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  28. I'm waiting for the November edition to be published..

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