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Law 13 - Free Kicks
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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/1/2022

Steve Debus of Crofton , MD USA asks...

Please look at the attached link https://www.facebook.com/reel/709350980129963?fs=e&s=cl.
I think I would award the goal as the ref in this clip did but I am conflicted. There was a spirited discussion about this in the comments. The most relev...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/16/2022

Petr of Prague, Prague Czech Republic asks...

Hello,

I have one more bizarre question.

Which part of the body can play a free/goal/corner kick?

One colleague thinks it's allowed even by the head. The other says it's allowed to knee. Only the foot is clear to me....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/14/2022

Ryan of Phoenix, AZ USA asks...

Thank you all for the input. Luckily, this was just a Sunday league type of league, just some adults kicking the ball and running around for fun so the score doesn't matter (and the team I took the goal away from "won' anyway). I know about gotcha re...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/13/2022

Ryan of Phoenix, AZ USA asks...

For the "attacker in a defensive wall of 3+ players" rule, how should the referee manage this before the kick? I gave a free kick about 20-22 yards from goal. Kicker asked for 10, 3 man wall was lined up in front of the penalty spot, and an attacker ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/4/2022

Trevor Carden of Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom asks...

Why are free kicks taken further forward from where the actual foul was committed? Shouldn't they be taken in the place the foul happened? Too many players take liberties....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/17/2022

Archie of Glasgow , Glasgow Scotland asks...

When taking a short free kick does the ball have to travel it’s circumference before another player touches it?
In Manchester Utd’s game against Aston Villa on 16th January 2022 Bruno Fernandez’s first goal came from a quickly taken short free k...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/25/2021

Ray Morris of Benton, La US asks...

Indirect kick awarded , player shoots directly at goal touches goalie.

Is the goal awarded...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/21/2021

James Pendarvis of HOLLYWOOD, MD - Maryland United States asks...

High Kick within the penalty area.

The defending team is in their penalty area and commits a High Kick infraction.

A normal high kick restart would be an in-direct free-kick. Does this change to a penalty kick when the infractio...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/13/2021

Mark K of Rocklin, CA US asks...

two questions

1-how important are CR mechanics in these free kicks? The reason I say this is that I was at this game(you know you're reading too much AsktheRef when this happens...)

I agree with you that, indeed, the goal counte...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/25/2021

Lucas S of Rocklin, California United States asks...

Hi refs,
So today my team had a game against the rival club from our area. It was 0-0 until about the middle of the second half when the opposing team got a foul right outside the 18 yard box. My team thought it was very soft (possibly a flop), ...

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