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Daily Referee Quiz
A defender starts holding an attacker outside the penalty area but stops holding just inside the penalty area. What decision should the referee make?
(a) The referee awards a penalty kick.
(b) The referee awards a direct free kick as the action of holding started outside the penalty area.
(c) The referee awards an indirect free kick inside the penalty area.
(d) Play continues.
Can an opposing player stand less than two metres from the thrower to impede him without being cautioned during a throw-in?
(a) Yes. It is not necessary to caution an opponent for this if the player taking the throw in is able to put the ball into play.
(b) No. The opposing player is cautioned.
(c) Yes, as long as he does not jump or make gestures.
(d) It is at the discretion of the referee.
If a player changes places with the goalkeeper without prior permission from the referee, is it necessary to stop the game?
(b) It is not necessary, as long as the new goalkeeper is not controlling the ball with any part of his hands or arms.
(c) It is at the discretion of the referee.
(d) No, play continues until the next stoppage when both players are cautioned.
Is the ball considered to be an object if it is used to strike an opponent?
(a) No, never.
(b) Yes, always.
(c) Yes, but only if it actually strikes the opponent. Otherwise no.
(d) Yes, but only if it occurs against an opponent.