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Law 3

Law 03 - The Players

Laws in Motion

8. Player outside the field of play

If, after leaving the field of play with the referee's permission, a player re-enters without the referee's permission, the referee must:
• stop play (not immediately if the player does not interfere with play or if the advantage can be applied)
• caution the player for entering the field of play without permission
• order the player to leave the field of play
If the referee stops play, it must be restarted:
• with an indirect free kick from the position of the ball when play was stopped or
• in accordance with Law 12 if the player infringes this Law
A player who crosses a boundary line as part of a playing movement, does not commit an infringement.

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