Questions and answers

1. The ball has crossed the touch line, but before the kick-in is taken, a player strikes an opponent with excessive force. What action shall the referees take?
They shall send him off for violent conduct and restart play with a kick-in.

2. A player, while correctly taking a kick-in, deliberately aims the ball at an opponent’s head or body. What action shall the referees take?
They shall stop play if, in their opinion, the player is guilty of unsporting behaviour or violent conduct. Depending on the nature of the action, they shall caution or send off the player. They shall restart play with a direct free kick to the opposing team from the place where the ball struck the opponent*.

3. Is there a maximum distance between the point on the touch line from which a kick-in is taken and the point where the ball went off the pitch?
No. The kick-in shall be taken from the place where the ball left the pitch, or level with where the ball struck the ceiling.

4. After an incorrectly taken kick-in, the ball goes directly to an opponent. May play continue in accordance with the advantage rule?
No. A player from the opposing team shall retake the kick-in.

5. May a player take a kick-in from a sitting position?
No. A kick-in is only permissible if the correct procedure in the Futsal Laws of the Game is followed and the ball is played with the foot.

6. A player taking a kick-in passes the ball to his goalkeeper, who touches the ball with his hands in an attempt to prevent it from entering the goal. Nevertheless, the ball enters the goal. What action shall the referees take?
They shall apply the advantage rule. The goal shall be awarded.
More on 'The kick-in'... Previous out of 3 Next
Disclaimer |  Notes Close Window