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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/20/2016

Mike Monce of Lebanon, CT USA asks...

I'd like to comment on the CRs behavior to his young AR on the handling call.

I generally ref within two adjoining small rural towns with small populations. The ref pool generally consists of 5-6 adult refs, and then numerous kids ranging...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/18/2016

Louis Scheffer of Ashburn, VA United States asks...



About 2 hours ago I had an incident with a center referee.
The game was a Travel u14 game mid division game. I was on a game with myself as an AR, another AR and a Center. At the end of the game, I saw a handball on the other side of th...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 8/14/2016

Andy Quiligotti of Manchester, Cheshire England asks...

Why do the linesmen only work the pitch to the left of the goalkeeper and never the half to the right ??????...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 7/8/2016

MARV of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

RE: Euro Semi-Final France Germany

Germany's Schweinsteiger was called/cautioned for deliberately handling the ball near the end of the first half with the infraction resulting in a PK. I noticed the following:

1. CR Rizzoli did not...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/23/2016

Ron Leaf of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

If the referee did not see the deflection off the attacker's foot and whistled for a violation when the goalkeeper handled the ball, how should the assistant referee communicate to the referee that a deflection occurred (assuming that headsets are no...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/3/2016

Cameron McClellan of Ridgefield, Connecticut US asks...

I am a new referee, my first game is this weekend. I will be riffing young players and will be an assistant. What are the most important things I should remember. ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/18/2016

Brad of Plymouth, Michigan United States asks...

Similar but different situation to that described, but given the question it makes sense to attach this to that thread.

This weekend I was referee, with a corner kick on my left side and my AR on my right. I was positioned 'near post at th...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/7/2016

Marv of Bowmanville, Ontario Canada asks...

Just a curiosity...in a recent Champions League match a Penalty Kick was awarded. The goal line official was positioned along the goal line at the edge of the Goal Area. The AR (who would normally be positioned on the goal line at the edge of the pen...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 12/5/2015

Alan Wallace of Leeming, WA Australia asks...

If the linesman accidentally enters the field of play and the ball touches him, is he an outside influence....

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 10/4/2015

Derek Levesque of Windsor, CT USA asks...

I have 2 questions. The first as an AR what would be the most important call you make all game long? The offside call or calling a goal.
Second could be more of advise to the referee. During the coin toss what is to proper question to ask? Wh...

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