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Law 16 - Goal Kick 1/24/2015

Phil of Bexley, Kent UK asks...

Can a GK score a goal from a goal kick? Ie. one big kick I was on the understanding that if the ball passes through the pitch with no other player touching it not even the opposition GK and it goes in that the GKick has to be retaken?

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 1/12/2015


Just this past weekend my goalie placed the ball down to take a goal kick. Picked it back up and placed the ball back down on the other side of the goal box. The ref called a foul and indirect kick was given and the other team was able to place the b...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 12/15/2014

tim johnson of valdosta, GA US asks...

On a goal kick the ball was kicked and did not make it outside the penalty area; a player then picked up the ball and was called for a hand ball inside the box (free kick for opposing team); since the ball never left the penalty area my belief was th...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 12/6/2014

pete of floral park, ny usa asks...

hi refs,
when a team has a goal kick i know the ball has to leave the penaty area for it to be in play, my question is if a team has a free kick in their own penalty area do the same rules apply as a goal kick or can a player pass it to a teamate...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 11/10/2014

david morris of seal beach, ca usa asks...

On a goal kick, if the kicker takes the kick prior to all attackers exciting the penalty area... I.e. a fast restart for tactical reasons... is the restart good or does it have to be redone?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/22/2014

Eddie Odom of leesburg, ga usa asks...

Red team kicks ball out past blue teams goal. Blue team sets up a goal kick. Can red team attack the ball and kick in a goal once goalkeeper sets ball down for a goalkick? If not how does this work?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 9/17/2014

Luis Castanos of Cranston, RI United States asks...

When a defender kick the ball but does not leave the box area from a goal kick and the forward who was outside the box but realize that is a short kick and steals the ball and score a goal. is this a goal or must repeat the goal kick because the bal...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 7/31/2014

BLAIR of Charlottetown, pe Canada asks...

Goalie retrives the ball from out of bounds for a goal kick. But when returns to the field forgets and punts the ball instead of placing on the ground for a goal kick. What is the correct call?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 6/18/2014

Chris of Tillsonburg , Ontario Canada asks...

Is the goalie the only one that can take goal kick ?...

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Law 16 - Goal Kick 6/9/2014

Babak of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

A goalkeeper takes a goal-kick and the ball passes out of the penalty area into play but is blown back by a strong wind without any other player having touched it. Though the goal keeper touches the ball with his hand, it still enters the goal. What ...

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