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Soccer Kick-Off Rules: Everything You Need to Know

Soccer kick-offs are an indispensable part of every game.

They’re used to start each half of the match as well as restart play after a goal has been scored.

Kick-offs are also used to start each period of extra time if a cup competition or tournament doesn’t have a clear winner after 90 minutes.

Because kick-offs are so crucial to soccer matches, you and your players should know the regulations and sanctions surrounding them.

To help you better understand the rules, here’s everything you need to know about soccer kick-offs!

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Soccer Throw In Rules: What You Can and Can’t Do

While mastering how to do a throw-in is a fundamental skill, it’s just as important to know what you can and can’t do when you take the throw.

As every soccer player knows, there’s nothing more embarrassing than committing an infraction and having the referee call a foul throw because you took it incorrectly or overstepped the line.

Getting it right time and time again is key, and this is highlighted by the fact that on average, there are between 40 and 50 throw-ins during any Premier League match.

To help you master the soccer throw in rules, let’s take a look at what you can and can’t do when lining up to take a throw in soccer.

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Direct Kick vs Indirect Kick in Soccer – What’s the Difference?

When a player commits a foul out on the soccer pitch, the opposing team is awarded a free kick.

This can either be a direct free kick or an indirect free kick, depending on the infraction.

As a player and coach, it’s important to know the difference between the two as this determines how you line up to both defend and attack each type of free kick.

Let’s first take a look to see when each kind is awarded before seeing how play resumes from both a direct free kick and an indirect free kick in soccer.

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How to Cross a Soccer Ball Perfectly (8-Step Guide)

Although learning how to cross a soccer ball seems like a relatively easy skill to improve, it is deceptively hard to master. On any given weekend you’ll see professional players regularly fail to beat the defender, overhit the cross, or play the ball in behind all of the strikers. This is because you not only need to […]

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