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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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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 2/24/2012

Rover_KE of Rishton, Lancashire England asks...

What's the thinking behind the decision to move the additional officials over to the same side as the linesmen?

When they were on the opposite side of the goals they had different viewpoints, but now they have the same one, and the fifth off...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 1/21/2012

Anthony of Leek, Staffs UK asks...

When did soccer linesmen stop running the full line. I have a picture (FA Cup Final Wembley - circa 1937) showing linesmen in same half...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 12/13/2011

Garikai Kondanani of Harare, Harare Zimbabwe asks...

During normal play,he referee was hurt by the ball at the face,one of the player violently punched the opponent,other player went out of the field of play,in protest of violent conduct over his teammate.The Assistant Referee in view suddenly showed a...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/30/2011

Robert Hom of Eagle River, WI USA asks...

Thank you for your answers. They fairly mirror what we as a crew discussed after the game, and what other officials have offered.

One thing that I have specifically taken away from this situation is the importance of communication between t...

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Law 6 - Assistant Referee 9/16/2011

Todd Wendorf of Marysville, PA US asks...


It should be noted that USSF recognizes the need for Club Linesmen as a substitute when there is only a Center Referee available or one of the ARs fails to show. In those cases, the Club Linesman is only to call Ball IN/OUT -- No direct...

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