Referee Articles

Sometimes scientific studies are surprisingly simple. Just published in the journal, "Evolutionary.....

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Is there such thing as a perfect referee? Doing so will be a matter of talent, a rigorous workout or treat kindly......

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To have a good atmosphere during a game, good relationship with the players is require to be able to ...........

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Tall referees

The Power of the "look"

The Perfect Referee

Almost 12 years ago, on October 23, 2001 the world of soccer and the referee community experienced the...

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"Ar's taking responsibility"

It is always great when you have an AR who display the 5 "C' words ..........

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A couple of years ago Tom Bobadilla, former FIFA Assistant Referee, published a note sharing his thoughts.More........

Ken Aston Story

The retirement from refereeing can generate a series of mental and physical problems, however....

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Climate May Impact Referee's Decisions

A study by researchers at the University of Bedfordshire in​ UK., found that referees officiating soccer..........

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UEFA has produced a DVD for its 53 member national associations in which the European body provides info......

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Additional AR benefits

Referee retirement, what to do next?

Become a referee, change the world

Recently, in Colombia a phenomenon occurred to an Assistant referee, in the match between Millonarios and ........

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The "Flip Throw-in"

Following a controversy sparked in international competition by this particular technique of doing a throw...

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Soccer is a sport that recognizes all its participants as having specific roles in the game. This includes players,........

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Outside agent

Optical illusion

Nowhere in the laws can you find a reference to the idea or spirit of “advantage".” This undoubtedly has....

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The "Diagonal System of Control"

The diagonal was created in 1891 because of the need for a structured approach to enable three officials to.....

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Since the beginning of football, or soccer, the referee’'s signals for players’ law violations have changed .......

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Make good use of the whistle

The Essence of "Advantage"

The referee's powers and duties, according to Law 5, establish that it is the referee who has the obligation to....

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Eye contact is essential

Eye contact is essential when the referee and the assistant look at each other at the same time to make a.....

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Because yellow caution cards are used in soccer, Thomas Metzen, a German Bundesliga referee, didn’t have a .......

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Is a double yellow card allow?

When injuries involve blood

Use of the Vanishing Spray approved

The use of spray paint by referees is increasing in more countries. This product is currently reducing the.....

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The way the referee maintains control of a game is reflected in the moment that he/she shows “"flow vs. control"..

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Maintaining match control

Unofficial Signals

In the pregame meeting with assistant referees, the referee may introduce other types of signals to be use .......

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