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A free kick

A free kick

A striker is impeded just outside the penalty area. You signal an indirect free-kick. The striker springs up and takes it quickly, deliberately knocking the ball against the defender who fouled him, who is still lying on the floor, then hammering the rebound into the net.
What do you give?

You are the ref

Read the statements below and decide which is best. In this case, is it a goal or not?
Allow the goal

Well done. This is the right thing to do.

If you’re satisfied that the player lying on the ground isn’t injured and the player taking the free-kick has positioned the ball correctly, then play on: the attacking team shouldn’t be penalised if they take a quick free-kick. Allow the goal to stand.

Disallow the goal

Sorry. This is not the right thing to do.

If you’re satisfied that the player lying on the ground isn’t injured and the player taking the free-kick has positioned the ball correctly, then play on: the attacking team shouldn’t be penalised if they take a quick free-kick. Allow the goal to stand.

 

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mgsein
10/12/2017
MM
41
points

It's a clear goal.


mgsein
10/12/2017 13:23
Myanmar
Manchester United
41

It's a clear goal.

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kwesimanifest
28/05/2016
GH
4731
points

Disallow the goal and order for a retake


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kwesimanifest
28/05/2016 08:42
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

Disallow the goal and order for a retake

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assemjuve
26/03/2016
PS
3705
points

It is a clear goal.


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assemjuve
26/03/2016 15:56
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

It is a clear goal.

joto
02/03/2016
AT
271
points

goal


joto
02/03/2016 15:56
Austria
Stoke City
271

goal

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jinlee
24/01/2016
VN
260
points

hihi


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jinlee
24/01/2016 06:50
Vietnam
Chelsea
260

hihi

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aragorn1986
12/12/2015
ME
3557
points

I remember when Beckham scored goal from a free-kick. The referee didn't blow the whistle but he did gave the sign to the players that it can be taken. The goalkeeper was surprised and shocked but the goal was regular only that he didn't know that because it was new rule.


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aragorn1986
12/12/2015 18:07
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I remember when Beckham scored goal from a free-kick. The referee didn't blow the whistle but he did gave the sign to the players that it can be taken. The goalkeeper was surprised and shocked but the goal was regular only that he didn't know that because it was new rule.

nikosonris
16/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I would disallow the goal, because the fouling defender who was still lying on the floor might need medical assistance.


nikosonris
16/11/2015 13:48
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I would disallow the goal, because the fouling defender who was still lying on the floor might need medical assistance.

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aragorn1986
26/10/2015
ME
3557
points

I agree. Not goal because the referee has to blow the whistle or give a sign that the free kick can be taken.


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aragorn1986
26/10/2015 23:40
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I agree. Not goal because the referee has to blow the whistle or give a sign that the free kick can be taken.

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ANUJIT
06/09/2015
TH
744
points

I think it's depend on decision of referee at the moment. If I'm the referee I will let both side attack and defender be ready before a free kick.


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ANUJIT
06/09/2015 13:45
Thailand
Manchester United
744

I think it's depend on decision of referee at the moment. If I'm the referee I will let both side attack and defender be ready before a free kick.

Abdallah
08/08/2014
KW
1813
points

not goal because the foul should be shot after the referee blows the whistle


Abdallah
08/08/2014 21:56
Kuwait
Chelsea
1813

not goal because the foul should be shot after the referee blows the whistle

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Goals

Learn about the difficult decisions a referee has to make.

Glossary

to impede - to make it difficult or impossible for something to move forward

indirect free-kick - A player cannot score from an indirect free kick. The ball must touch another player first.

to spring up - to get up quickly

to hammer - to kick (or hit) something really hard

Extension

By Keith Hackett and Paul Trevillion Copyright Guardian News and Media Ltd. 2010