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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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Other 6/10/2019

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

Im getting tired of players surrounding the referee and/or the AR on calls; I know that it might be impossible to have a similar situation to rugby officials when it comes to this.
In ice hockey theres a "referees crease", a 10-foot half circl...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/30/2017

John George of Belmopan, Belize asks...

Can a game be played over due to unfair officiating?

my first division team lost the game due to some totally bad calls by the referee even the fourth official said that some of the calls he made were really bad so before the end of the gam...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/5/2016

Hussain Jan of Muscat, muscat Oman asks...

On a free kick the ball went to goal net and Gk punched the ball back. I was waiting for AR signal that did the ball crossed the line? but no signal from AR. Ball was in play, opposite team took the ball and made a foul so match stopped (it took abou...

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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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Law 7 - Match Duration 4/22/2013

Garikai Kondanani of Harare , Zimbabwe Zimbabwe asks...

A referee indicates to the fourth Official that we have to add 3minutes of injured time.Officially the match Official indicates on the board that 3 minutes is to be played.Can a referee add more injury time in injury to 9 minutes after he has approve...

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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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