Test your knowledge of the Laws of the Game and of the recent UEFA refereeing history! You find the solution word at the bottom!
The referee indicates that there is no additional time. What action should the fourth official take?
W) He indicates "0" on the board.
S) He should inform the match commissioner.
S) He should report it to the appropriate authorities.
W) He should do nothing.
According to Law 10 a goal is scored when the ball has fully crossed the goal line between the posts and below the crossbar unless:
I) The scoring team has infringed the Laws of the Game immediately prior to scoring the goal
A) The goal is scored by a player in his own goal during the taking of a direct free kick.
T) The ball comes from a free kick.
E) Answers I and A are correct.
A defender starts holding an attacker outside the penalty area but stops holding just inside the penalty area. What decision should the referee make?
M) The referee awards a penalty kick.
O) The referee awards a direct free kick as the action of holding started outside the penalty area.
H) The referee awards an indirect free kick inside the penalty area.
C) Play continues.
An attacker with an obvious goal scoring opportunity heads the ball. At this moment his shirt is pulled by an opponent. The referee applies advantage. The ball is passed directly to a team-mate who scores a goal. What decision should the referee make?
U) The referee allows the goal and does not take any disciplinary action.
A) The referee disallows the goal, cautions the opponent for preventing the attacker gaining possession of the ball by holding on to his shirt and awards a direct free kick or penalty kick.
B) The referee allows the goal and cautions the opponent for unsporting behaviour.
Y) The answers A and B are correct.
What action should the referee take if, upon taking a free kick, a player starts to move or gesticulate, in order to distract an opponent?
L) He does not take any action, as long as the player in question keeps at the statutory distance and does not impede the ball being put into play.
D) Awards an indirect free-kick and cautions the player in question for unsporting behaviour.
L) Cautions the player in question for unsporting behaviour.
K) He does not take any action, because the Laws of the Game do not indicate anything regarding this.
How many referees are currently belonging to the highest UEFA referee group, the Elite group?
H) 19 referees.
G) 20 referees.
C) 21 referees.
E) 22 referees.
Which active assistant referee has, according to the amount of matches he was involved in (51), the biggest Champions League experience?
Y) Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)
N) Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
T) Bertino Cunha Miranda (POR)
B) Mike Mullarkey (ENG)
Who of the following match officials attended NO UEFA mini-tournament in his career so far (U-17, U-19, U-21)?
M) Craig Thomson (referee SCO)
W) Gregor Rojko (assistant, SVN)
F) Nicola Rizzoli (referee, ITA)
P) Joel De Bruyn (assistant, BEL)
Which nation has to wait for a Champions League final referee for the longest period of time?
Which two Elite referees celebrate their birthday on the same date?
R) Felix Brych (GER) and William Collum (SCO)
N) Jonas Eriksson (SWE) and Björn Kuipers (NED)
F) Alberto Undiano (ESP) and Howard Webb (ENG)
A) Pavel Královec (CZE) and Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Which assistant referee already ran the lines at World Cup 2002 and is still active in Europa League this season?
I) Henrik Sönderby (DEN)
S) Eric Dansault (FRA)
A) Maciej Wierzbowski (POL)
U) Sigurdur Thorleifsson (ISL)
Who of the following UEFA referee committee members never took charge of a European club competition final as an active referee?
L) Jozef Marko (SVK)
N) Bo Karlsson (SWE)
S) Herbert Fandel (GER)
E) Marc Batta (FRA)
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