What do the whistles mean in soccer?

Listen for the whistle . The whistle tone will often indicate the nature of the foul. A short, quick whistle indicates a lesser foul only punished by a free kick, and longer, harder blasts indicate serious fouls punishable by cards or penalty kicks.

How does a linesman signal a throw-in?

When the whole of the ball crosses the line, it’s time for a throw-in. The assistant referee will hold up the flag in the direction that the team which is awarded the throw-in is attacking. The assistant will stand at the point where the ball crossed the line.

What are the flag signals for an assistant referee?

The assistant referee’s flag must always be visible to the referee, unfurled and still whilst running. When making a signal, the assistant referee must stop running, face the field of play, make eye contact with the referee and raise the flag with deliberate (not hasty or exaggerated) motions.

How does a linesman signal a goal kick?

When the ball crosses the goal line near to the assistant referee’s position, he must make a direct signal with his right hand (better line of vision) to indicate whether it is a goal kick or a corner kick.

How does a linesman signal a penalty?

If a penalty kick is being indicated, the assistant referee should clearly signal with an agitated flag, followed by direction and then stand still positioned behind the corner flag.

How do you signal for advantage in soccer?

Comprehending the On-Field Referee. See the referee show advantage by pointing forward after foul play. The referee puts out both of their arms parallel in front of them, pointing towards the goal of the team that has the advantage. It’s important to note that the referee does not blow the whistle for this signal.

Why do linesmen have different flags?

Linesman flags were different colours in order to discern the level of seniority between each assisting official; as well as for ease of identification particularly when a linesman would need to be mentioned by a referee in a match report, or by a media outlets in newspaper columns and television screens.