What is an indirect free kick in soccer?
A free kick that is awarded to a team after certain types of fouls. The fouled team gets a non defended kick, but cannot score directly on this type of kick. They must have another player on their team make contact with the ball prior to a goal being scored.
Indirect Free Kicks
An indirect free kick is a free kick where a goal is not allowed to be scored directly from the free kick. It must first be touched by another player. It is awarded when play is resumed after being stopped for a technical infraction, such as out of bounds kicks, a player receiving a red card or an offsides play.
An indirect free kick will be awarded to the offended team if a player: