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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/2/2018

Dave Rahilly of Borehamwood , England asks...

Why do professional referees take 10'steps to position the wall. 10 steps is not 10 yds. A 39 inch step is not a normal gait. To anyone viewing on tv can see that generally the pitch cutting is done in 6 yard widths i.e.: 3 in penalty area. The 3rd ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/18/2017

Muhammad Rizwan Khan of Abbottabad, KPK Pakistan asks...

Sir, As all we know that during a goal kick no player of attacking or defending team cant take the ball in penalty area. But during a offside or foul kick in penalty area is it the right spot to take the free kick inside the penalty area and can a de...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 12/7/2017

Deryck Sayers of Santa Clarita, CA United States asks...

2 questions, simple ones really.

Im a goal keeper and a free kick was awarded in my favor, inside the 18 yard box. I took the kick short to one of my defenders who received the ball inside the 18 yard box. The referee insisted that any kick,...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/19/2017

Me of Los Angeles , Ca United States asks...

Indirect free kick after offside goes over the touch line without being touched by a second player. On the theory that the ball was never in play I retook the free kick. Good call or bad call?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/1/2017

Alex C of LF, NJ USA asks...

We had a similar issue against our team. Our GK touched an indirect kick and it went it. Should our goalie have simply ignored it and have not tried made a play at it and let it go in directly which would have resulted in a goal kick?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/29/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I looked for the actual video, but couldn't find it. In the Athletic Bilbao v. FC Barcelona on 10/28/17, Umtiti got booked for time wasting. It started in the 80th minute of play, when Umtiti won a free kick.

There was a defender standing ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/9/2017

Gary Robinson of Pleasant Grove, UT USA asks...

What is the correct restart for an improperly taken indirect free kick? I had a U12 game where a defender deliberately passed the ball back to his keeper who picked up the ball. I blew the whistle and signaled an IDFK for the attacking team. The at...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/8/2017

Garner felicien of Castries , Saint lucia asks...

A player give a back pass to his goalkeeper the goalkeeper pick up the ball with his hand the goalkeeper was about 1 yard from his goal line where should the referee place the ball for the indirect free kick and where should the players from the te...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/7/2017

Mark Watts of Pines , fl USA asks...

Free kick is called on top of the 18yd box. Referee signals 'on my whistle' to all the players then proceeds to walk the wall back 10 yds. As he is doing that the Goalkeeper is on her post ready to organize her wall as soon as the wall has met its 10...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/3/2017

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?...

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