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Question Number: 10587

Law 15 - Throw In 12/13/2005

leor of myrtle beach, sc united states asks...

can you score a goal when you throw it in from the outside

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer 12/13/2005

The following are the first two sentences of Law 15 - The Throw-In Leor: ..A throw-in is a method of restarting play. A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in. ..Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino 12/13/2005

Nope. Contrary with Law 15. A keeper may throw the ball directly into either net and it would count. Have to be quite a throw into opponents

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Answer provided by Referee Krijvenaar 12/14/2005

Hi, A throw in is like a in-direct free kick, at least two people should have touched the ball before its a goal....have fun..jeroen

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Answer provided by Referee Hoelscher 12/14/2005

No. A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.

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Answer provided by Referee Dawson 12/14/2005

Hi leor, .as the law clearly states if we are talking law 15 throwins, no DIRECT route with the ball from the hands of the thrower into the goal. .As Krijvenaar notes it requires another player's touch FROM either team including the keepers TO legally enter INTO the goal. This IS the same principle AS an INDFK. .ANY ball DIRECTLY throw-IN TO the goal (under the crossbar AND BETWEEN the posts) FOR the opponent it becames a goal kick FOR your own goal it becomes a corner kick. .AS Ref Contarino suggests during live play it IS possinle, although unlikely, a keeper could actually throw the ball the lentgh OF the FOP FROM one 18 yard PA TO another AND score upon the oponnents if he had great arm strength AND a lot OF luck..Cheers

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