Types of Free Kicks
Free kicks are either direct or indirect.
For both direct and indirect free kicks, the ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker maynot touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.
The Direct Free Kick
The indirect Free Kick
Position of Free Kick
If, when a free kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:
If, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched another player:
If the team taking the free kick takes more than 4 seconds to do so:
· Signals ·
the referee keeps one arm horizontal pointing in the direction the kick has to be taken. In the event the foul accounts as an accumulated foul, the referee points down to the ground with the index finger of the other arm just to let know the third referee (or any game official at the table) that it accounts as an accumulated foul.
Indirect Free Kick:
the referee indicates an indirect free kick by raising his arm above his head. He maintains his arm in that position until the kick has been taken and the ball has touched another player or goes out of play.