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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/9/2017

David Youngs of Irvine, CA United States asks...

On a free kick the player quickly takes the kick and kicks it directly at an opponent about 1 yard from the ball. He kicked it lightly so as to have it bounce back to him so he could play the ball. This was an intentional play on his part.

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 3/8/2017

Jon of New York, New York United States of America asks...

According to Law 13, shouldn't any player who deliberately runs up and plants themselves in front of a free kick (clearly less that 10 yards) be shown a caution for Delaying the Restart of Play?

I am constantly telling players 'You know what...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/25/2017

Phil of Tarzana, CA United States asks...

I have a related question. Suppose the GK picks up the ball about 3 feet from the goal line & just off to one side of the goal area.

Where do the defenders stand for the IFK?

Since the goal area extends 5.5 meters past the goal p...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/23/2017

Bill Shaw of Pinckney, Mi USA asks...

I have a question on a pass back to the goalie by the defending team. If the goalie is standing on the six yard line, is the ball place at this spot because it's where the goalie committed the foul?
This means the goalie and most likely his team...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/21/2017

Gray O'Brien of Santa Monica, CA USA asks...

With time running out, an IFK foul committed by the defending goalkeeper occurs in the penalty area about 5 paces outside the goal area (teammate directly passes ball back to her keeper, keeper picks up ball in her hands). The CR for some reason tell...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/20/2017

Greg Kall of Hillsborough, CA USA asks...

Under law 13, Free Kicks, section 3 states that 'an opponent who deliberately prevents a free kick being taken quickly must be cautioned for delaying restart of play'

This is confusing in that there is a provision for a caution to be serve...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/15/2017

Bryan C. of Fremont, CA USA asks...

I have a question on Law 13, regarding quick free kicks. In the LOTG, it says 'but if a player takes a free kick quickly and an opponent who is less than 10 yds from the ball intercepts it, the referee allows play to continue. However, an opponent wh...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/13/2017

Miz Rahman of London, UK asks...

Defender takes a free kick from inside his penalty area. Attacker, walking back towards his team/goal, NOT facing the ball, jumps up, his hands were in the natural jumping motion, the ball hits his arm, (from behind as he is not facing the ball at al...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 2/1/2017

H of Manama, Bahrain asks...

When should a referee blow the whistle to play a freekick ?

Yesterday in Liverpool and Chelsea match David Luis scored from a freekick, It was obvious that the liverpool keeper Mignolet was not ready yet. Was the referee wrong to blow the wh...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/29/2017

JOHN CORCORAN of NEWPORT NEWS, VA United States asks...

I need a translation on this: indirect free kicks to the attacking team for an offence inside the opponents goal area are taken from the nearest point on the goal area line which runs parallel to the goal line. I interpret it as, for example, if ther...

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