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The indirect free-kick
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Indirect free-kick

The ref will signal the positioning and direction of an indirect free-kick in the same way as any other free-kick.

However, to show that the kick is indirect the referee keeps one arm outstretched above his head until after the kick is taken.

It looks a bit like putting your hand up to ask your teacher a question really!

It avoids any confusion when a goal is scored directly from a free-kick.






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