Football has been the most popular sport around the world with a never stopping craze of fantasy football fans. Whether it is a tournament of India or any other nation, the sport brings ultimate excitement and thrill for the fans who gets involved with the sport creating their perfect fantasy premier league dream team at 11Wickets App.
There are many rules and regulations of the sport which are followed by the teams and in many cases by the fantasy football league fans.
When the football is in play, and an offence occurs according to the laws, the referee can consider the offense as a Foul in football.
Direct and indirect free kicks and penalty kicks are awarded for offences committed when the ball is in play by the referee.
We have listed down conditions for a direct and indirect free kick below, based on the severity, and type of offense a caution can be shown to a player, with the color of card depending on the offense.
Direct Free Kick
- A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences against an opponent in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:
- Charges at the opponent
- Jumps at the opponent
- Kicks or attempts to kick
- Pushes the players from opponent team
- Strikes or attempts to strike (including head-butt)
- Tackles or challenges
- Trips or attempts to trip If an offence involves contact it is penalized by a direct free kick or penalty kick
- Careless is when a player shows a lack of attention or consideration when making a challenge or acts without precaution. No disciplinary sanction is needed
- Reckless is when a player acts with disregard to the danger to, or consequences for, an opponent and must be cautioned
Using excessive force is when a player exceeds the necessary use of force and/or endangers the safety of an opponent and must be sent off Fouls and Misconduct 98 A direct free kick is awarded if a player commits any of the following offences:
- Handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within their penalty area)
- Holds an opponent
- Impedes an opponent with contact
- Spits at an opponent
- Indirect Free Kick
An indirect free kick is awarded if a player:
- Plays in a dangerous manner
- Impedes the progress of an opponent without any contact being made
- A player is guilty of dissent, using offensive, insulting or abusive language and/or gestures or other verbal offences
- Prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from the hands or kicks or attempts to kick the ball when the goalkeeper is in the process of releasing it
- Commits any other offence, not mentioned in the Laws, for which play is stopped to caution or send off a player
An indirect free kick is awarded if a goalkeeper, inside their penalty area, commits any of the following offences:
- Controls the ball with the hands for more than six seconds before releasing it
- Touches the ball with the hands after releasing it and before it has touched another player
- It has been deliberately kicked to the goalkeeper by a team-mate
- Receiving it directly from a throw-in taken by a team-mate A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when:
- The ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body) or by touching it with any part of the hands or arms except if the ball rebounds accidentally from the goalkeeper or the goalkeeper has made a save
- Holding the ball in the outstretched open hand
- Bouncing it on the ground or throwing it in the air
A goalkeeper cannot be challenged by an opponent when in control of the ball with the hands.
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