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Law 5 - The Referee 6/18/2008

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

I've wondered, since the advent of water bottles along the touchlines/sidelines of fields in warm-weather situations, what do the referees and AR's do about keeping hydrated?

Can refereeing crews carry a plastic water bottle strapped to th...

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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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Law 7 - Match Duration 2/2/2008

Danny Vaughan of North Vancouver, BC Canada asks...

Hello once again !!

Here I am scratching my head wondering the rules for injury time in the professional leagues. If the fourth official holds up a sign that indicates 3 additional minutes injury time how could the referee play on into fou...

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Mechanics 12/28/2007

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

Some questions about the referee (although they easily could go in other categories, all involve the ref primarily):

> I have seen referees write a player up in their black book, while others seem to actually write the player's name (numb...

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Law 5 - The Referee 12/14/2007

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

Recently, an English international referee of repute came out with his life story (for no other way to describe the book), including a well-known incident at the 2006 World Cup which he gave a player three yellow cards before sending the player off. ...

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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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Mechanics 12/1/2007

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

So, with those green and red signs used for substitutions (where there are no electronic signs), I noticed that they only go up to about number 23 or 25. I do know in MLS and in college games there are players who wear higher numbers, or numbers "0"...

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Law 3 - Number of Players 10/14/2007

robbie of boise, id usa asks...

Greetings; quick question. Technically, outside the referee's assistants and fourth official, is the captain the only person allowed to address the referee? What are the coach's options for addressing the referee during a match?
thanks for you...

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Law 7 - Match Duration 9/12/2007

Paul of The Hague, - Netherlands asks...

In tonight's Euro 2008 qualifier Albania v Holland, an amount of six minutes of stoppage time was indicated by the fourth official (if I am not mistaken). However, in what I believe was the 94th minute, the referee blew the final whistle after firewo...

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