A referee is someone that has been appointed to officiate a match and has the authority and the powers granted to him by the law of the game to start as soon as he enters the field of play.
His power of penalizing shall extend to offences committed when the play has been temporarily suspended or when the ball is out of play.
His decision on points of fact connected with the play shall be final so far the result of the game is concerned
He shall enforce the laws, refrain from penalizing in cases where he is satisfied that, by doing so, he would be giving an advantage to the offending team.
The referee also keeps a record of the game, act as a timekeeper and allow the fully agreed time, adding thereto all time lost through injury or other cause.
The referee has discretionary power to stop the game for any infringement of the laws and to suspend or terminate the game whenever, by reason of the elements, interference by the spectators, or other causes.
He deems such stoppage necessary in such a case as the competent authority within the stipulated time and in accordance with the provisions set up by the national association under whose jurisdiction the match is played.