Soccer trivia

Soccer referee recertification exam, question #37: It’s the first half of the game. The ball is outside the penalty area. A violent dust devil hits the field. What is the proper restart?

A. Throw-in for the team who did not touch the ball last
B. Drop ball where the ball was located when the dust devil hit
C. Drop ball where the ball is located after the dust devil hits (i.e. somewhere in the Pacific Ocean)
D. Switch to indoor soccer

Hmm, that’s a tricky one. Watch this crazy video from a Japanese youth soccer game and you’ll see that it’s not an idle question. Link thanks to Yokels.

Click here for the science of dust devils, and here for why Martian dust devils could be even worse.


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