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7. An indirect free kick is awarded to the attacking team outside the defending team’s penalty area. Neither of the referees raises his arm to indicate that the kick is indirect and the ball is kicked directly at goal. What action shall the referees take?
The indirect free kick shall be retaken as the initial offence punished by an indirect free kick is not annulled by the referees’ error.

8. A player takes a free kick quickly and the ball enters the goal. The referees did not have enough time to indicate that the free kick was indirect. What action shall the referees take?
They shall order the indirect free kick to be retaken from the original position, as they previously did not have enough time to give the relevant signal.

9. A player takes a free kick quickly. An opponent situated within fi ve metres of the ball intercepts it as he has not had time to position himself at the regulation distance. What action shall the referees take?
They shall allow play to continue.

10. A player intends to take a free kick quickly. An opponent situated near the ball deliberately prevents him from taking the kick quickly. What action shall the referees take?
They shall caution the player and show him a yellow card for delaying the restart of play.
 
 
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