Introduction

A coin is tossed and the team that wins the toss shall decide which goal it will attack in the fi rst half of the match. The other team shall take the
kick-off to start the match. The team that wins the toss shall take the kick-off to start the second half of the match.

At the start of the second half of the match, the teams shall change ends and attack in the opposite direction.
Kick-off

A kick-off is a way of starting or restarting play:

  at the start of the match;
  after a goal has been scored
  at the start of the second half of the match
  at the start of each period of extra time

A goal may be scored directly from the kick-off.
Procedure

  all players shall be in their own half of the fi eld
  the opponents of the team taking the kick-off must be at least 3 m
    from the ball until it is in play
  the ball shall be stationary on the centre mark
  the referee shall give a signal
  the ball shall be deemed in play from the moment it is kicked and
    moves forward
  the kicker may not touch the ball for a second time before it has
    been touched by another player

After a team scores a goal, the kick-off shall be taken by the other
team.
Infringements/Sanctions

If the kicker touches the ball a second time before it has touched
another player:
 an indirect free kick shall be awarded to the opposing team from
    the place where the infringement occurred*

In the event of any other infringement of the kick-off procedure, the
kick-off shall be retaken.
 
 
 
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