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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/2/2017

David Englefield of London, England asks...

A free kick is awarded in a central position 10 yards outside the box.
The ref says 'take the kick on my whistle'.
Whilst the defending team is getting itself organised the attacking team takes the free kick - within 10 seconds, and before t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/30/2017

William Ocampo of Missouri City, TX United States asks...

If the referee does not raise his hand for an indirect free kick and the shot goes directly into the goal, what is the restart?
My contention is a goal kick. Even though the referee did not raise his hand to indicate an IFK, it is in fact still ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/29/2017

Gary of nashua, nh usa asks...

What would be the restart if, after blowing my whistle for a ceremonial dfk restart to be taken, the kicking team grabs and tries to reposition the ball....?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/27/2017

BRIAN flynn of oreland, PA United States asks...

I received a yellow card for obstructing a Quick the direct kick. A foul was called and I was standing several feet from the ball when the Offensive player made a Quick kick. I stuck by foot out to block the kick.

The referee said i needed ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/24/2017

Petr of , Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

I have one video (in time 10:22) to explain what I approximately mean.

Griezmann does not go away from the ball. (Maybe he is moving to the ball). He is less than 10 yards from the ball. S...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2017

John of Newport News, Virginia USA asks...

Team A has a direct free kick just outside the 18. They did a quick restart but the ball was moving. It was a shot on goal and the goalie made a save. What is the correct call? A goal kick or redo the DFA since the ball was moving....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/21/2017

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

On the USSF video from Mr McHugh are two situations:

1) Interception (Defender goes away from the ball. He makes contact with the ball.)

2) Interference (Defender moves forward. He makes contact with the ball.)

I have third...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/20/2017

Petr of Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic asks...

my questions are about quick free kick. Player passes to his teammate (he is f.e. 5 yards away). Defender is obviously less than 10 yards away from the spot of the kick.

Three specific questions:

1) Can this defender acti...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/17/2017

Robert Theisen of Gilbertsville, PA United States asks...

I had a semi professional goalie provide instruction to my center midfielder and goalkeeper on establishing a wall for direct free kicks. His instruction was basically for the center midfielder to step to the ball and start marching off a reasonable ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/15/2017

Mike Essig of Fairfax, VA USA asks...

Free Kicks and Ceremonial Restarts:

While refereeing a U12 Girls competitive match, following a foul and the subsequent direct free kick, the defending team dropped about 8 yards and then asked for me to show them where 10 yards was. The at...

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