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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
http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/footballdevelopment/refereeing/81/42/36/log2013en_neutral.pdf
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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