Law 6 - Assistant Referees

This rule defines the responsibilities of the Assistant Referee (who used to be referred to as a Linesman).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 and which side is entitled to a corner kick, goal kick or throw-in
  • When a player may be penalized for being in an offside position
  • hen a substitution is requested
  • When misconduct or any other incident has occurred out of the view of the Referee. The assistant referees may also assist the referee to control the match in accordance with the Laws of the Game.