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Question Number: 31857

Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/3/2017

RE: Rec - Competitive High School

Doc of Kansas City, Missouri US asks...

On an Indirect kick, a player kicked the ball ball directly into the opponent's goal; the goal was disallowed.

Afterward the restart was a dropped ball; was this correct?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Doc
That was an incorrect restart. The restart in both NFHS and FIFA is a goal kick.

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Answer provided by Referee Richard Dawson

HI Doc,
as presented NO it was not correct!

if the INDFK was correctly signaled and IDENTIFIED as an INDFK by the referee raising the arm and the kicker decides to shoot directly at the goal with no other touch that ball enters the goal under the crossbar between the posts completely crossing the goal line the only conceivable legal restart is a goal kick out!

If the indfk was NOT signaled correctly the result COULD be a retake!

There is no possible drop ball restart unless the original offence was not an indk offence and the situation was a mistake recognized by the referee before the kick was taken

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Answer provided by Referee Peter Grove

Hi Doc,
According to NFHS rules the restart should have been a goal kick not a dropped ball.

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Answer provided by Referee Joe Manjone

An indirect kick that is goes untouched into the opponents goal results in a goal kick restart. This is indicated in NFHS Situation 13.3.1-Da on page 67 of the 2017-18 NFHS Rules Book.

I hope that you have a successful remainder of the fall season.

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