Position And Direction Of Referee Movement While Leading Football Match

In order for referees and linesman to observe the game carefully, they need to put themselves where it should be, so that all the important events in the game of football can be observed. Here is a description of the position and direction of the referee's movement in the football field while leading a soccer game.

a. Direction of Movement Referee In The Field Is Diagonal.




The direction of diagonal movement is:
  1. The referee moves along the diagonal line AB as the direction of his movement.
  2. The assistant referee moves in the middle of the field in the opposite direction with the referee. When the referee's position is near A. Then the 2nd assistant referee must stand between EF. Parallel to the second player of the red team
  3. When the referee's position is near B, then the first assistant referee must stand between CDs. Parallel to the second player of the blue team
  4. The referee must pay attention as long as it moves in the diagonal direction, always looking and facing the assistant referee.
b. Referee Position At The Beginning of the Game

The position of the referee at the beginning of the game you can see in the picture below.



Caption:
  1. When the blue team does a kick start. Then the referee should place himself in the blue area on the center circle and face the second line judge.
  2. The position of the first line judge is parallel to the last player of the blue team
  3. The position of the second judge is parallel to the last second player of the red team. After the initial kick is done, if the ball goes to the red squad then the referee moves in the diagonal direction to point A. On the contrary if there is an attack and the ball goes to the blue team area, then the ref is moving towards the blue team diagonal, that is to point B.
  4. Referee movements and line keepers are always compact, both when the ball is on the red team and the blue team.

c. Referee Position When corner Kick

The referee's position during the corner kick can be seen in the picture below.



Caption.
  1. When the corner kick is done in the blue team area from the left, then the referee's position deviates from the diagonal direction to the position near the goal at the point W2 as in the picture above.
  2. The position of the first referee assistant is on the goal line. See the picture above. Or closer to the goal.
  3. The position of the second referee assistant parallels the second player of the last red squad. If a counterattack occurs, the referee moves to the middle of the field following the dashed line as in the drawing and always faces the first referee assistant or the second referee assistant in the direction of the ball.
  4. The position of the first referee assistant moves in the direction of the attack and always aligns with the last player of the blue team.
  5. The position of the motion of the referee and the referee assistant is basically the same when the corner kick is done from the right or left side

d. The Referee's Position When The Goal Kick



Caption.
  1. The position of the referee in the middle of the field in a circular line. This position is done both of which kick the blue team and the red team. To remember the referee should face the ball and look to the linesman
  2. The position of the referee assistant depends on which team does the goal kick. When the blue team is doing the goal kick, then the AR1 parallel to the blue team's goal line. While the position of AR2 parallel to the last player of the red squad.
  3. If the kick is a red team. Then the position of the referee and the referee assistant is the opposite.

e. The Referee's Position At The Penalty Shoot or Free Kick around goal

The position of the referee at the time of the penalty kick is as shown in the picture below.



Caption
  1. The referee position is close to the penalty point. Pay attention to the ball position, If the ball position is correct then the referee goes to his position to watch the players
  2. The position of AR1  at the goal line near the goal area of the penalty.
  3. The AR2 position is parallel to the second player of the red team. Vice versa if the opposing team who do penalty kicks