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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 10/23/2013

James of Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire England asks...

when does a linesman receive his flag...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 8/9/2013

Dan Torchio of Wake Forest, NC USA asks...

As an Asst. Referee (AR), in the course of normal play, which hand is the default hand that your flag should be in? Most of my peers say the left hand, however, our area assignor says the right hand. I know all the basics of keeping the flag always t...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 7/28/2013

Michael Kopp of Orange, NSW Australia asks...

Running a line yesterday,I was the only Assistant on the game,the sun had come out from behind the clouds so at halftime I changed sides as it was in my eyes,the coach from one side blew up and said I was not allowed to change sides I had only change...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 7/18/2013

Me of Portland, USA asks...

Recently I was AR on the spectators' side. My Center yelled a repremand at me in front of everyone, claiming I had done something wrong and demanding that I pay closer atention or whatever. I did not respond but a few minutes later at halftime I told...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 4/8/2013

matt of annandale, VA United States asks...


During a game, does the AR have to stand even with the second to last defender the whole game. I am am a little un-clear about that....

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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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