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Law 16 - Goal Kick 10/6/2015

Richard of Evanston, Illinois United States asks...

As a follow-up to the question about a double-touch if a goal kick does not leave the penalty area......

What if a goal kick is taken toward the side of the penalty area but rolls out of the penalty area over the end line (goal line) before ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/30/2015

Barry Soliday of Farmer City, IL US asks...

On a goal kick can my defensive players stay within the 18box? I know the receiving team must stay out but what about the defense for the kicking team?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/13/2015

Rob of denvile, New Jersey USA asks...

On a goal kick. Can a defender stand in the penalty area?
How many defenders can stand in the penalty area on goal kicks?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/13/2015

Barry Stewart of Chilliwack, BC Canada asks...

Richard Dawson said, '...The 2nd touch occurred because it was not hard enough or was it to prevent an opponent outside from getting a great chance? The reasoning MIGHT factor into a delaying the restart and whether a caution is warranted.'


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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/11/2015

Edward Abraham of Agawam, Massachusetts United States asks...

While a defensive player was taking a Goal Kick, he touched the ball a second time prior to it leaving the penalty area (double touch). He basically was trying to dribble it out of the box. I stopped the play and requested a 'Re-Kick' noting that th...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/4/2015

Tom of Dana Point, CA US asks...

I understand that the ball is not in play on a goal kick unless and until it clears the penalty area, so that if an attacker or defender touches it inside the PA, the goal kick is retaken. What about the scenario when the player who took the kick is ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/1/2015

K Hinze of Columbus, OH United States asks...

I understand the that you cannot be offside on a goal kick if you are an attacker on team A and your own team is taking the goal kick. My question on this Scenario: Team B goalkeeper is taking a goal kick and team A player lines up just outside the p...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 8/8/2015

gary brunen of Manchester, United Kingdom asks...

If the ball has gone out for a goal kick so it's a dead ball goal kick taken from the 6 yard line, if he is lucky enough to be able to kick it that far whether wind assisted bounced or just bad keeping by the other keeper, is that still a goal. It's ...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 8/4/2015

Liam O'Brien of Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom asks...

This question was actually referred to FIFA by a referee who posts on another refereeing website. His email and their reply are quoted below.

'Dear Mr. B.....,

Yes, as for any kick the ball has to be stationary (e.g. free kick, kic...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 8/2/2015

Russell of Harlow, Essex United Kingdom asks...

At a goal kick does the ball need to be stationary or can it be kicked when rolling...

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