The goal clearance
A goal clearance is a method of restarting play.

A goal may not be scored directly from a goal clearance.

A goal clearance shall be awarded when:
  the whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the attacking team,     crosses the goal line either along the ground or through the air, and a     goal is not scored in accordance with Law 11
Procedure

  the ball shall be thrown from any point inside the penalty area by
    the goalkeeper of the defending team
 opponents shall remain outside the penalty area until the ball is
    in play
  the goalkeeper may not play the ball a second time until it has
    been touched by an opponent or has crossed the halfway line
  the ball shall be deemed in play when it is thrown directly out of
    the penalty area
Infringements/Sanctions

If the ball is not thrown directly out of the penalty area:
  the goal clearance shall be retaken

If, once the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time before it has been touched by an opponent or crossed the halfway line:
  an indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team from
    the place where the infringement occurred*

If the goal clearance is not taken within 4 seconds of the goalkeeper
taking possession of the ball:
 An indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team on the
    penalty area line from the place nearest to where the infringement
    occurred
 
 
 
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