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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 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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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 7/6/2015

George of Parangarecutirimicuaro, CA Sacratomato asks...

I was watching the MLS match between Portland and San Jose. As the Portland attacker dribbled down the touch line, a defender comes in hard with an elbow to the neck. Commentators criticized the AR heavily for not making the call. As they showed re...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 5/10/2015

nj of dhaka, bangladesh asks...

I noticed a hand ball but deemed it to be unintentional. i did not blow for stop off play, but was confronted by 3-4 players of the team demanding hand ball due to my assistant flagging for a hand ball, which i had overruled. during the confrontation...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/12/2015

Paul of Milton, Canada asks...

My question is about proper AR positioning and flag technique on unique offside situations.

An attacker in his own half cleared the ball high up in the air. A teammate was in an offside position when the ball was played, about a yard ahead ...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/10/2015

Derek of Cary, IL US of A asks...

As a referee in youth competitive leagues I frequently have ARs that are not as helpful as I would like them to be. They are either trained inappropriately or they simply do not have the experience that is needed. These are mostly kids only slightl...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/22/2014

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

This question is more about communication between the officials and the responsibility of the AR.

In this play, #7 white is clearly offsides and the AR on the far side raises his flag, and snaps it to get the referee's attention (spotlighted...

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