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Law 13 - Free Kicks
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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/13/2021

Mark K of Rocklin, CA US asks...

two questions

1-how important are CR mechanics in these free kicks? The reason I say this is that I was at this game(you know you're reading too much AsktheRef when this happens...)

I agree with you that, indeed, the goal counte...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/25/2021

Lucas S of Rocklin, California United States asks...

Hi refs,
So today my team had a game against the rival club from our area. It was 0-0 until about the middle of the second half when the opposing team got a foul right outside the 18 yard box. My team thought it was very soft (possibly a flop), ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 4/12/2021

Stephen of Sydney, NSW Australia asks...

Free kicks: I was recently told by another referee that a defending team has the right to call for a wall if a free is to be taken from within shooting range of the goal. That is, the attacking team cannot take a quick free kick if a defender asks t...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/25/2020

micah of athens, al usa asks...

Hey- regarding an indirect kick from outside the penalty area. the opposing team kicked directly into the goal and goalie played the ball off her finger. a goal was awarded? how can this be? ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 10/26/2019

Doug of Moraga, CA US asks...

Hello fellow referees - Imagine a situation on a DFK offense close to the PA by the goalie. The goalie already has possession of the ball by the time the whistle is blown.

A smart goalie will not give the ball to the attackers right there c...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/23/2019

Jerry of Los Angeles, CA USA asks...

If an IFK is taken yet the ball does not clearly move, is the correct restart to retake the kick or is it IFK the other direction? I have had players who think IFK is just 'touching' the ball so a teammate stands next to it and touches it with their ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/14/2019

Graeme purvis of LOCHGELLY, Uk asks...

There are new rules on opposition players being in the wall at a free kick.
Do these rules state where a defensive wall can be. It is normally within 10metres of the free kick, but that's a minimum distance. Can the defending team set up a wall 2...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 9/5/2019

Juan Ramos of Lenox, MA USA asks...

During a free kick the taker asks for 10 yds but then plays the ball before the referee moves the ball. Is the free kick retaken?

Thanks...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/30/2019

Doug Crawford of Moraga, CA US asks...

Quick Restart on a Retake? If it was ceremonial the 1st time does it have to be ceremonial the 2nd time?
Suppose you award an IDFK close to 6 yards, which is more often ceremonial, as the players don't always understand, and refs know it is comp...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 8/17/2019

Tony of Minneapolis, MN USA asks...

If a team/player is unaware if a restart is DFK or IDFK despite your use/absence of the raised hand IDFK signal and they ask you what the restart is, should you tell the player? Or what if the coach tells them incorrect information regarding the rest...

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