#EngKnowledge: Kicks in Soccer

Hello, fellas! How was your day?

Tonight, we’ll talk about football (soccer). Specifically, all kinds of kicks in the game. Tonight’s session refers to FIFA’s Law of the Game (2013/2014). Let’s start tonight’s #EngKnowledge.

  1. Kick off

A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play. Kick off occurs:

  • at the start of the match
  • after a goal has been scored
  • at the start of the second half of the match
  • at the start of each period of extra time, where applicable

 

  1. Free kick

A free kick is awarded to the team conceded a foul outside the penalty area. There are two kinds of free kick: direct and indirect. The referee decides whether a free kick is direct or indirect. In a direct free kick a team can kick the ball straightly to the goal, while in an indirect free kick, the ball must touch other players before the ball is hit to the goal.

 

  1. Corner kick

A corner kick is a method of restarting play.

A corner kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the defending team

 

  1. Goal kick

A goal kick is a method of restarting play.

A goal kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the attacking team

 

  1. Penalty kick

A penalty kick is awarded against a team that commits one of the ten offences for which a direct free kick is awarded, inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play.

A goal may be scored directly from a penalty kick.

Additional time is allowed for a penalty kick to be taken at the end of each half or at the end of periods of extra time.

 

That’s all for tonight, fellas. Thank you for your attention. Good night.

Compiled by @iismail21 for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, 10 April, 2016.

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