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PE Report - Direct and indirect free kicks in football.

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(Soccer Module)

*Indirect and Indirect Kicks*

Note: the word in green represent the rule or offence we chose.

Introduction:

Soccer is a sport loved by millions of people in the world. The game is play on a field with goal post at 2 ends. In a typical game, there are 2 teams with 11 players on each side. The game is also govern by a set of rules.

SET OF RULES GOVERN BY FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)

  1. The Field of Play
  2. The Ball
  3. The Number of Players
  4. The Players’ Equipment
  5. The Referee
  6. The Assistant Referees
  7. The Duration of the Match
  8. The Start and Restart of Play
  9. The Ball In and Out of Play
  10. The Method of Scoring
  11. Offside
  12. Fouls and Misconduct
  13. Free Kicks
  14. The Penalty Kick
  15. The Throw-in
  16. The Goal Kick
  17. The Corner Kick



What are free kicks?

Free kicks are rewarded when a player commits a foul. It means the team that is awarded the free kick would be able to pass/score without any opponent tackling or snatching the ball from them.

Free kicks can be categorized in to different ways; direct and indirect free kicks.

Direct Free kick:

Direct free kick permits a direct shot on the goal.

And can be awarded when any of these offenses are committed.

To the opposing team:

  • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
  • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
  • jumps at an opponent
  • charges an opponent        
  • strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
  • pushes an opponent
  • tackles an opponent
  • holds an opponent
  • spits at an opponent
  • pushes an opponent before he/she receives the ball
  • handles the ball deliberately; hand ball (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
  • Trips or attempts to trips and opponent.

In our video, the player in the orange vest (Player A) dribbles the ball and a player from the opposing team (Player B) sticks her foot out deliberately, tripping player A and causing player A to fall. This is considered as an offence and results in a direct kick.

  • Pushes an opponent

In our video, as player A receives the ball, player B pushes him out of the way in which if the referee considers an offence will then result in a direct free kick.

  • Pushes an opponent before receiving the ball.

In the video, before the ball even reaches player A , player B pushes him out of the way which is an offense which will result in a direct kick.

  • handles the ball deliberately; hand ball (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)

Even though in the video categorized as an indirect kick, a hand ball can be considered as a direct free kick; depending on the severity of the offence such as how close it is to the goal. This all will be determine by the referee.  In the case, he considers it deliberate and is close enough to the goal, this results in a direct free kick.

Indirect free kick:

The indirect free kick requires the player to pass to another player before a shot can be taken.

And can be awarded if any of these offences are committed.

To the goal keeper:

  • controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing it from his possession
  • touches the ball again with his hands after he has released it from his possession and before it has touched another player
  • touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate (back pass)
  • touches the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a throw-in taken by a team-mate

To team player:

  • plays in a dangerous manner
  • impedes the progress of an opponent
  • prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands
  • commits any other offence, not previously mentioned in Law 12, for which
  • play is stopped to caution or send off a player
  • handles the ball deliberately; hand ball (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
  • controls the ball with his hands for more than six seconds before releasing it from his possession

As shown in our video, when the ball was passes to the goalkeeper, the held on to the ball for 6 sec as shown by the stop watch.  The referee then called it out and this will results in an indirect free kick.

  • touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate (back pass)s

In the video, it can be seen that when player A on the opposing team tries to pass the ball to his other team mate. Player C on the defending team snatches the ball away and passes it off to the goalie, which he then picks up with his hands. This is considered as an offense, as if a deliberate pass is made to the goalkeeper, he/she may not pick the ball up with his hands. If he/she does, it results in an indirect kick.

  • handles the ball deliberately; hand ball (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area)

A hand ball is when, a player; accidentally or deliberately hands comes in contact with the ball during a play. Also depending on where it happens and the situation, which is decided by the referee, in a case where it is accidentally and not near the goal or penalty area, it would most probably be considered a direct free kick.

*all rules and offenses are retrieved from FIFA.com

References:

Fifa (n.d) Laws of the game. Retrieved from:

http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/generic/81/42/36/lawsofthegame_2010_11_e.pdf

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