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Law 13 - Free kicks



Information about the types of free kick, along with the procedures for taking them and sanctions for any violations of the procedures.

Law 13 - Free Kicks
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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/25/2020

micah of athens, al usa asks...

Hey- regarding an indirect kick from outside the penalty area. the opposing team kicked directly into the goal and goalie played the ball off her finger. a goal was awarded? how can this be? ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/26/2019

Doug of Moraga, CA US asks...

Hello fellow referees - Imagine a situation on a DFK offense close to the PA by the goalie. The goalie already has possession of the ball by the time the whistle is blown.

A smart goalie will not give the ball to the attackers right there c...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2019

Jerry of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

If an IFK is taken yet the ball does not clearly move, is the correct restart to retake the kick or is it IFK the other direction? I have had players who think IFK is just 'touching' the ball so a teammate stands next to it and touches it with their ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/14/2019

Graeme purvis of LOCHGELLY, Uk asks...

There are new rules on opposition players being in the wall at a free kick.
Do these rules state where a defensive wall can be. It is normally within 10metres of the free kick, but that's a minimum distance. Can the defending team set up a wall 2...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/5/2019

Juan Ramos of Lenox, MA USA asks...

During a free kick the taker asks for 10 yds but then plays the ball before the referee moves the ball. Is the free kick retaken?

Thanks...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/30/2019

Doug Crawford of Moraga, CA US asks...

Quick Restart on a Retake? If it was ceremonial the 1st time does it have to be ceremonial the 2nd time?
Suppose you award an IDFK close to 6 yards, which is more often ceremonial, as the players don't always understand, and refs know it is comp...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/17/2019

Tony of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

If a team/player is unaware if a restart is DFK or IDFK despite your use/absence of the raised hand IDFK signal and they ask you what the restart is, should you tell the player? Or what if the coach tells them incorrect information regarding the rest...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/16/2019

Joaquin Donis of Plantation, FL usa asks...

I have never seen this shot. The attacking team is given a shot about 20 steps from the goal. All the defending team, with the goalie, lines up as if they were goalie. The whole goal is defended by the whole team. What kind of shot or foul is this.
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Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/1/2019

Andrew of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

My question relates to when a free kick is taken and all opponents must remain at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball, unless they are on their own goal line between the goalposts. When does the the referee need to 'step out' the 10 yards? For exampl...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 6/22/2019

Kailyn of Winnipeg, Canada asks...

If there is a free kick against the forward in the penalty box, does the goalie get to take the kick anywhere in the box? Or does it have to be where the foul was?...

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