Questions and answers

1. If the referee is injured, shall the second referee replace him?
Yes, the third referee shall replace the second referee and the timekeeper shall assume the duties of the third referee.

2. During a match for which no third referee has been named, the referee decides to relieve the second referee of his duties, or the second referee injures himself. May the timekeeper assume the duties of the second referee?
Yes, if the timekeeper is qualifi ed to do so and it is possible to substitute him.

3. May the second referee enter the pitch to signal a foul, line up a wall, caution a player, etc?
Yes.

4. The second referee is about to show a player the yellow card. At that very instant, the referee shows the same player the red card. Whose decision shall prevail?
The referee’s. Whenever there is a difference of opinion, the referee’s decision shall be fi nal.

5. How shall the second referee proceed after a goal has been scored?
He or the referee shall approach the timekeeper’s table to indicate the number of the goalscorer to the third referee, where applicable, and
the timekeeper.

6. What are the second referee’s duties during the taking of a penalty kick?
To check if the ball has completely crossed the goal line and that the goalkeeper does not advance off his line before the ball is put into play.

7. What are the second referee’s duties during the taking of a kick from the second penalty mark or a direct free kick without a wall?
To check if the ball has completely crossed the goal line and that the goalkeeper does not advance to within fi ve metres of the ball before
it is put into play.
 
 
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