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Question Number: 28074

Law 6 - Assistant Referee 12/21/2013

RE: rec Other

kaya of basseterre, st. kitts and nevis asks...

The assistant referee has the authority to;

Send a team official who abuses you away from the Technical Area?

Ensure that no unauthorised person enters the field of play?

Act as timekeeper?

Check a substitutes equipment?

Indicate to the Referee when a player may be penalised for being offside?

Indicate to the Referee when a team wishes to make a substitution?

Enter the field of play to help control the 9.15m restart distance?

Answer provided by Referee Dennis Wickham

Kaya: some of these are powers/duties of the referees and some are powers/duties of the assistant referee. The easiest way to differentiate them is to think about the title - ASSISTANT - which ones are providing assistance to the referee?

The full list of powers and duties of an assistant referee are in law 6.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Kaya
The Laws of the Game can be viewed here
Law 6, Page 28 outlines the assistant referee duties.
You will note that three of your lists are not AR duties.

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