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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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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/28/2017

Andrew of London, UK asks...

What are the main reasons that players should not be compelled to immediately retire 10 yards free from a free kick awarded to the opposition - or the referee,as in rugby union, move the free kick 10 yards further forward?...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 1/8/2017

Peter Derby of Portsmouth, Hampshire uk asks...

If im taking a free kick can I play it off the ref and then take control of the ball again? Like playing a 1 2 off him....

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/19/2016

Loukos scheffer of Ashburn, Virginia [VA] United States asks...

Ok, here is an interesting one. So I was playing today in a tournament where in my opinion the refs were not the best, and made weird calls.

First up, this is one of the most prominent calls that happened today, and it happened multiple tim...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/19/2016

Kevan key of cheddington, bucks United Kingdom asks...

When a indirective free kick is awarded can you just shoot for goal (in the hope for a deflection)...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/6/2016

Jacob Mungoma of Malindi of, Kenya asks...

A very fast GK is taken by the g.keeper but bounces onto the referee who is outside the PA and rolls back into the PA.
Qns1. if this ball goes into the goal from the rebound by the referee, will it be a score or not?
2. if the g.keeper...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 11/1/2016

James A. McGlynn of Bethpage, New York United States asks...

Hello,
On free kicks can players from team with the kick stand between the ball placement and the wall (10yds out), or does that 10 yards need to be clear of all players.
thank you very much....

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