Quiz: If You Get 29/35 on This Soccer Quiz, You Can Fake Your Way as a World Cup Referee
If You Get 29/35 on This Soccer Quiz, You Can Fake Your Way as a World Cup Referee
By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

"The thing about soccer - the important thing about soccer - is that it is not just about soccer." - Terry Pratchett 

Rules, teamwork, and sportsmanship; so many things go into a game of soccer, and to make it as a referee, especially as a World Cup referee, it is important to understand all aspects of the game. Do you think you could fake your way as a World Cup referee? We've put this quiz together to help you find out. 

The World Cup is the highest stage for a soccer player. It's the Super Bowl of the soccer world. It's when the dreams of players finally culminate in an opportunity to win a championship, as the best soccer players in the world are pitted against one another. It's also the height of the profession for a soccer referee. For a soccer referee to be chosen for the World Cup, it means they have put in a significant amount of work to make sure they are doing their job at the highest level. 

Are you capable of doing a referee's job at that same level? Can you handle the pressure of ensuring the greatest team in the world wins? If you think you can, take this quiz and prove it! 

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How many players are allowed on the field for a team at one time?
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How long is a soccer game?
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Who can add time to a soccer game?
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What's NOT a reason for adding time to a soccer game?
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A soccer game is broken up into what?
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What are the two lines that run the length of the field called?
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How wide is the soccer goal?
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What's in the middle of the field?
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What are the fewest players a team can have on the field?
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Where does a substitute player enter from?
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Players can't wear what?
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Which position has to wear different colors than the other players?
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Can a referee overturn a decision after play has restarted?
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How many assistant referees are allowed?
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What is the maximum length for halftime?
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How does a soccer game start?
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What determines who starts with the ball?
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If a referee has to stop play during a game, how is the game restarted?
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Is the ball out of play if it touches the goal line or touch line?
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What is it called if a player is nearer to their opponent's goal line than the ball and the second-last opponent?
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What does the other team get for an offside offense?
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What is awarded if a player kicks their opponent?
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Who's the only player allowed to touch the ball with their hands?
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How long can a goalkeeper hold onto the ball?
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What is given as a disciplinary sanction?
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What color card means a player is cautioned?
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What color card means a player is being sent off?
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Is a red card given for spitting at an opponent?
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During a free kick, how far must opponents be from the ball?
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Can a kicker touch the ball a second time before another player during a free kick?
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Where is a penalty kick taken from?
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Can a goal be scored directly from a throw in?
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