Effect of positioning on the accuracy of decision making of association football top-class referees and assistant referees during competitive matches

Mallo Sainz, Javier and González Frutos, Pablo and Juarez Santos-Garcia, Daniel and Navarro Cabello, Enrique (2012). Effect of positioning on the accuracy of decision making of association football top-class referees and assistant referees during competitive matches. "Journal of Sports Sciences", v. 30 (n. 13); pp. 1437-1445. ISSN 0264-0414. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2012.711485.

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Title: Effect of positioning on the accuracy of decision making of association football top-class referees and assistant referees during competitive matches
Author/s:
  • Mallo Sainz, Javier
  • González Frutos, Pablo
  • Juarez Santos-Garcia, Daniel
  • Navarro Cabello, Enrique
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Sports Sciences
Date: 2012
ISSN: 0264-0414
Volume: 30
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: soccer, technical performance, distance to incidents, match analysis, offside
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of positioning on the correctness of decision making of top-class referees and assistant referees during international games. Match analyses were carried out during the Fe´de´ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Confederations Cup 2009 and 380 foul play incidents and 165 offside situations were examined. The error percentage for the referees when indicating the incidents averaged 14%. The lowest error percentage occurred in the central area of the field, where the collaboration of the assistant referee is limited, and was achieved when indicating the incidents from a distance of 11–15 m, whereas this percentage peaked (23%) in the last 15-min match period. The error rate for the assistant referees was 13%. Distance of the assistant referee to the offside line did not have an impact on the quality of the offside decision. The risk of making incorrect decisions was reduced when the assistant referees viewed the offside situations from an angle between 46 and 608. Incorrect offside decisions occurred twice as often in the second as in the first half of the games. Perceptual-cognitive training sessions specific to the requirements of the game should be implemented in the weekly schedule of football officials to reduce the overall error rate.

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Item ID: 16853
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/16853/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:16853
DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2012.711485
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02640414.2012.711485#.U5bM4XZtSm4
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Jun 2014 09:20
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 17:12
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