The OFFICIAL SOCCER SITE - Law 13

XIII - Free Kicks

Types of Free Kicks

Free kicks are either direct or indirect.

For both direct and indirect free kicks, the ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.

The Direct Free Kick

The Indirect Free Kick

Signal

The referee indicates an indirect free kick by raising his arm above his head. He maintains his arm in that position until the kick has been taken and the ball has touched another player or goes out of play.

Ball Enters the Goal

A goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.

Position of Free Kick

Free Kick Inside the Penalty Area

Direct or indirect free kick to the defending team:

Indirect free kick to the attacking team:

Free Kick Outside the Penalty Area

Infringements/Sanctions

If, when a free kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:

If, when a free kick is taken by the defending team from inside its own penalty area, the ball is not kicked directly into play: Free kick taken by a player other than the goalkeeper

If, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:

If, after the ball is in play, the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:

Free kick taken by the goalkeeper

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands), before it has touched another player:

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:

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