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Mechanics 9/6/2023

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...


short question, please.

Law 6, Part Fourth official says: 'The fourth official’s assistance also includes:
• the re-entry of a player following a signal/approval from the referee'

Does the referee actuall...

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Law 6 - The Other Match Oficials 3/9/2022

Robert Fleetwood of Morecambe, Lancashire United Kingdom asks...

Should a fourth official assist a player who has to take a throw-in by retrieving the ball and handing the the ball to them?...

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Mechanics 4/25/2021

Crebs Crem of Zagreb , Croatia asks...

As far as I know, when an infringement happens prior to a goal, penalty kick or denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity, video assistant referee can only intervene if the infringement is in the attacking phase of play that lead to t...

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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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