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Soccer Free Kick

Free Kicks

You have already learned about soccer fouls, but what happens after a foul is called? After a foul is called, the fouled team gets possession of the ball via a free kick. A free kick is when the fouled team is permitted to kick the ball without any defense or interference from the other team. There are different kinds of free kicks depending on the situation and location of the foul. Let's learn the purpose and the benefits of a free kick in soccer.

Rules of Free Kicks

The free kick takes place from the exact place where the foul occurred. When a free kick is taken, the ball is still on the ground and cannot be moving. The kicker also cannot touch the ball again until the ball has made contact with another player.

There are four different kinds of free kicks: