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Question Number: 30438

Law 5 - The Referee 5/21/2016

RE: competitive Under 17

benji of brisbane, qld australia asks...

1)Send a team official who abuses you away from the Technical Area.
2)Ensure that no unauthorised person enters the field of play.
3)Act as timekeeperCheck a substitutes equipment.
4)Indicate to the Referee when a player may be penalised for being offside.
5)Indicate to the Referee when a team wishes to make a substitution.

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Benji
Not sure what your question is?
Items 1 to 3 are powers of the referee
Items 4 to 5 are assistant referee duties
The referee may delegate the equipment check to a 4th official or assistant referee

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