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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 3/6/2013

willie of kilmarnock, ayrshire scotland asks...

can an assistant referee overturn a referees decision....

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 1/12/2013

Max of Springfield, USA asks...

Where should the Assistant Ref be located during a goal kick? In line with the ball? In line with outside penalty area because the ball has to clear that line anyway, or with the second to last defender because the goal kick is kicking that far anywa...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 12/10/2012

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a question on the duties of the AR in that situation. Suppose on the throw-in, the GK catches the ball while standing on the goal line & then steps back. Suppose further that whether the ball was completely over the goal line before the GK t...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 10/11/2012

graham smith of Harlow , essex england asks...

In European ( Euopa and Champions league ) football now where we have an extra linesman behind the goal , can you please explain why they are on the same side as the linesmen and not on the other side where no one can see clearly ???...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 8/20/2012

Harris of Someplace, Somewhere Canada asks...

I guess in this case I wasn't able to control the coach or calm him down. Would I then do nothing if he continues yelling across the field at the referee and the referee just chooses to ignore it?

I called the referee over once later on duri...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 8/17/2012

Harris of Someplace, Somewhere Canada asks...

As an assistant referee, how do we handle bench-side dissent. In a recent game I had, a coach was displeased because of an offside decision that overruled a goal scored by his team and a penalty claim. Both were of course correct decisions but coache...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 8/10/2012

Nicole of Kingsville, ON Canada asks...

Can a linesman make the call for a penalty kick to be awarded?...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 6/20/2012

alex of richmond hill, ontario canada asks...

According to the book, the ar signals a foul by raising the flag straight up and then gives the flag a small forward and backward motion before pointing the flag to the direction of the free kick. Just heard from somebody who went through an referee ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/6/2012

Jaime Ortiz of North York, Canada asks...

Where Can I find linesmen signals (With the flag)during a soccer match.
I need to know how is properly done by linesmen when using the flag.
Thank you...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/6/2012

Kathleen of Omaha, Nebraska United States of America asks...

I realize this is a slightly ridiculous question, however, I am really very confuesd. I realize that the two A.R./Linesmen each cover one half the feild but I am unsure as to what that means...Are they on oppsite sides of both the goal line and the h...

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