Law 6 - The Assistant Referee

Duties

Two assistant referees are appointed whose duties, subject to the decision of the referee, are to indicate:

  • when the whole of the ball has passed out of the field of play
  • which side is entitled to a corner kick, goal kick or throw-in
  • when a player may be penalised for being in an offside position
  • when a substitution is requested
  • when misconduct or any other incident has occurred out of the view of the referee
Assistance

The assistant referees also assist the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws of the Game. In the event of undue interference or improper conduct, the referee will relieve an assistant referee of his duties and make a report to the appropriate authorities.

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Revised: 09-07-2001