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Question Number: 32592

Law 13 - Free Kicks 7/14/2018

RE: Youth-Adult, rec and competitive

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

This question is a follow up to question 32590

Here's a video clip of the defensive free kick in their PA.

Sorry, I didn't include the retake position.

Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

HI Barry.
I am assuming this was a goal kick or an INDFK or DFK out by the keeper?

It is a retake because the defender did not permit the ball to leave the PA before playing it!

Restart should be from where it was originally .

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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Barry,
This is a free kick for the defenders inside the penalty area. Like a goal kick, it needs to leave the penalty area before it is in play.
Law 13 explains this:

Free kick inside the penalty area
Direct or indirect free kick to the defending team:
• all opponents must be at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball
• all opponents must remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play
• the ball is in play when it is kicked directly out of the penalty area
• a free kick awarded in the goal area may be taken from any point inside
that area

If, when a free kick is taken by the defending team from inside its own penalty
area, the ball is not kicked directly out of the penalty area:
• the kick is retaken

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Answer provided by Referee Peter Grove

Hi Barry,
Yes, this is indeed a clip of the incident ref McHugh described in his answer to the reference question and his (and our) responses to that previous question still apply. Thanks for sending it.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Barry
Thanks for the video.
Yes that was indeed the incident. It was a defensive free kick and Maguire of England played the ball inside the penalty area. Note the AR flag and the referee motioning that it did not come out of the area.
The retake was moved forward out of the area by the England goalkeeper Pickford. Rather than insisting that it be taken from inside the penalty area the referee allowed play to continue. I believe that was probably the *best* decision in the circumstances given the time in the game, the score, England keen to get on with play and Croatia non too bothered about the location having dropped off into their own half to defend.

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