What are the Duties of an Additional Assistant Referee in League 1?

Jakarta, IDN Times – PSSI General Chair, Mochamad Iriawan, explained that there are two main tasks of additional assistant referees that will be applied in the remaining 2021/22 Liga 1 matches. They will be placed on the left side of the goal, and focus on overseeing the penalty box area.

“First, the additional assistant referee makes sure the ball goes into the goal or not when there is a goal situation. Next is to make sure in area 16 later whether there is a violation or not, especially handball,” said Iriawan in a press conference session, Wednesday (9/3/2022) .

1. Additional assistant referees have a positive effect

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Iriawan said the use of additional assistant referees in Liga 1 2021/22 was starting to have an effect. Apparently, there is no longer a series of mistakes that are often made by the referee in the middle of the match.

A trial on the use of additional refereeing assistants has been carried out in the Persela versus Tira-Persikabo match at the Captain I Wayan Dipta Stadium, Wednesday (9/3/2022) night. This is a form of PSSI’s promise that it will use additional assistant referees in the rest of the competition.

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2. The main referee helps in making decisions

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The presence of an additional assistant turned out to make the decisions taken by the referees better. Iwan Bule, Iriawan’s nickname, who witnessed the match at I Wayan Dipta, saw the main referee being more helpful.

“I’ve seen it earlier, and the main referee also feels very helpful. I think it’s pretty good. The main referee also told me, they were helped by an additional assistant,” said Iriawan.

3. Fulfillment of promises from PSSI

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PSSI has promised to use this additional assistant referee. This is to reduce errors that are often taken by the middle referee. This additional assistant referee has undergone training from 10 to 14 February 2022.

“Hopefully this AAR (additional assistant referee) can be a solution in Liga 1 2021/22 before we use the video assistant referee (VAR),” said PSSI Secretary General Yunus Nusi.

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