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Do Soccer Referees Sit or Stand as a Fourth Official?

Do Soccer Referees Sit or Stand as a Fourth Official?

The soccer referee's role as a fourth official has a number of duties assigned by the Laws of the Game, along with tradition. The fourth official serves as an additional observer and participates with the referee crew.

3 Soccer Referee Tips to Reduce Verbal Abuse

3 Soccer Referee Tips to Reduce Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse towards referees is an issue that causes more than 7,000 referees to quit every year in the UK. This is a large percentage considering there are only around 50,000 in the country.

4 Soccer Referee Secrets for the Ceremonial Coin Toss

4 Soccer Referee Secrets for the Ceremonial Coin Toss

Before a match, the first formal interaction soccer referees have with team captains results in a coin toss. There are a number of tricks referees use for the coin toss. These work at the youth, college, indoor, beach, adult,...

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