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The Fourth Official 9/2/2019

Henry of Portland, OR USA asks...

This year I will ref in some high level youth games that utilize a fourth official slot. I have no experience with the fourth official position, as even other leagues with these level games did not use them.

I know that the 4O main duties ar...

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The Fourth Official 5/1/2014

John of Indianapolis, IN USA asks...

I have slated to be a Fourth Official this week-end. This is a job I am familiar with, but I have not personally done this job. I know the book answer of 'What are the Fourth Official's duties?' (Manage technical areas; manage substitutions; neutra...

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The Fourth Official 6/24/2013

ibrahim ishiaku of lokoja, kogi nigeria asks...

After inspecting players in the dressing room, should the reserves players linsence be with the reserve referee (4th official) or the club officials, if the linsence should be with the reserve (4th official) when is he to return it back to the club ...

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The Fourth Official 6/24/2013

ibrahim ishiaku of lokoja, kogi nigeria asks...

How does a reserve referee (4th official) sorpose to write the digit on the substitution board if one digit number is to be substituted or substitute, must zero (0) digit be in front first? example
OUT ------- IN
04 ------ O9

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The Fourth Official 11/10/2011

Steven of Sydney , NsW Australia asks...

Is they Fourth Official now allowed to assistant the referee with any missed infringement of the laws of the game ?...

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The Fourth Official 9/21/2011

Nazeer of Singapore, Singapore Singapore asks...

Is their a specific distance between the 4th Official dugout and the teams Technical Area?...

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The Fourth Official 10/11/2010

Naseem Uddin of Sargodha, Punjab pakistan asks...

Can 4th official sit or take chair during whole of 90-minutes of play and he has to perform duty by standing ?...

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The Fourth Official 4/24/2008

Avery Haskell of Overland Park, KS USA asks...

Is the 4th Official allowed to sit in a chair, perhaps a black foldable stool? I imagine 90 minutes of standing wouldnt feel great....

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The Fourth Official 3/31/2008

jon b of oakton, va us asks...

I watch EPL, what's the job of the fourth ref in the stands?

Why don't high school soccer games in the USA have a 4th ref?...

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The Fourth Official 12/3/2007

Melvin Hagerman of Colorado Springs, Colorado U.S.A. asks...

Time out, Mr. Fleischer: I am asking as a soccer FAN, not as the fourth official. Too many times, when I watch matches on TV, the graphics showing who is in and who went off do NOT come up for subs; all we see is the fourth holding up the sign (whi...

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