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Question Number: 6979

Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct

RE: Pro Adult

Manu J Yohannan of Mavelikara, Kerala India asks...

What are the penal offences for which you award direct free kicks?

Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

Manu the 10 direct free kick offenses are tripping and the attempt to, kicking and the attempt to, jumping at, charging, striking and the attempt to, pushing, tackles and gets the opponent before the ball, holding, spitting at an opponent and deliberate handling. ..The rule of thumb that says -contact direct no contact indirect- fails with the attempts to kick, trip and strike as all are direct free kick offenses. ..Regards,

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Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino 12/10/2003

also, ATTEMPTING to strike,kick,or trip may be a penal foul and handling must be deliberate

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Answer provided by Referee Gary Sebalja 12/12/2003

Any contact with another player will result in a DFK being given also handling the ball deliberately.

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