The kick-in
The kick-in is a method of restarting play.

A goal may not be scored directly from a kick-in.

A kick-in:
  shall be awarded when the whole of the ball crosses the touch line,
    either along the ground or through the air, or hits the ceiling
  shall be taken from the place where the ball crossed the touch line
  shall be awarded to the opponents of the player who last touched
    the ball
Position of the ball and the players
The ball:
  shall remain stationary on the touch line
  may be kicked back onto the pitch in any direction

The player taking the kick-in:
  shall have part of one foot on the touch line or off the pitch at the
    moment he takes the kick-in

The players of the defending team:
   shall be at least 5 m from the place where the kick-in is taken
Procedure

  the player taking the kick-in shall do so within 4 seconds of     receiving the ball
  the player taking the kick-in may not play the ball a second time
    until it has touched another player
  the ball shall be deemed in play as soon as it enters the pitch
 
 
 
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