According to the new soccer rules, if the ball hits the referee while the game is on, then the game should stop if any of the following things happen afterwards: The ball goes into one of the nets (a goal is scored) The team possessing the ball changes One of the teams gets a promising chance to ...
The law is called as ‘Law 9: The Ball in and out of play’. The law says that if the ball bounces of the referee or the assistant referee inside the field of play the ball is still considered ...
New in high school soccer for the 2020-21 school year, when a ball touches the referee which leads to a promising attack, the referee must blow his whistle to stop play and start with a Drop Ball. He should ALSO give a Drop Ball in two other instances: when the ball hits the official and possession changes or when a ball hits the official and goes into the goal.
The referee is a part of the field, and thus if the ball hits the referee, it’s as if it hit any other part of the field, the goal posts, or the corner flag. In this instance, the ball remains in play (unless it deflects off the referee and out of play), and play continues.
The referee drops the ball to one player of the team that last possessed the ball at the position where it was last touched by a player(s), an outside agent or match official. If when play was stopped, the ball was in the penalty area or the last touch, by either team, was in the penalty area, the ball is dropped to the defending team’s goalkeeper with all opposing players outside the penalty area.
Should a ball strike a referee and result in a turnover, goal, or another opportunity, the play is to be stopped and the restart will be a dropped ball (to the team who last touched the ball). This happens at the spot where the referee was struck.
As we mentioned before, if the soccer ball hits or touches a referee and it somehow manages to go into the goal, then the goal itself will stand. This is because it is the same as if the soccer ball hits the goal post or crossbar and goes into the goal. After all, the referee is part of the match. According to the Ball in play law, the ball is deemed to be in play when it hits the crossbar, goal post, corner flag AND if it hits a match official (referee).
– Defenders should never let a ball just go into the goal uncontested. They should always strive to kick it out. Frankly, the referee or assistant referee may not see that the ball has completely crossed over the line. – Demonstrate that a player’s feet may be out of bounds while the ball is in bounds.