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Indirect free-kick
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Know about the indirect free-kick?

So you know all about direct free-kicks now. With an indirect free-kick, you obviously have to pass before you can shoot.

But "when are these free-kicks awarded?" I hear you ask.

It is when, in the opinion of the ref, a player does the following:

1) Impedes the progression of an opponent (obstruction)
2) Plays in a dangerous manner
3) Prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands

Or when a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area:
1) Holds on to the ball for more than six seconds
2) Handles a backpass
3) Handles the ball after receiving it from a team-mate direct from a throw-in
4) Touches the ball again with his hands, before it is touched by another player, after releasing it from his possession

Want to know a bit more about when the ref gets pointing to that famous spot?






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