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Law 13

Law 13 - Free Kicks

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1. Types of free kick

Direct and indirect free kicks are awarded to the opposing team of a player guilty of an offence or infringement.

Indirect free kick signal
The referee indicates an indirect free kick by raising the arm above the head; this signal is maintained until the kick has been taken and the ball touches another player or goes out of play.
An indirect free kick must be retaken if the referee fails to signal that the kick is indirect and the ball is kicked directly into the goal.

Ball enters the goal
• if a direct free kick is kicked directly into the opponents' goal, a goal is awarded
• if an indirect free kick is kicked directly into the opponents' goal, a goal kick is awarded
• if a direct or indirect free kick is kicked directly into the team's own goal, a corner kick is awarded


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