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Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct

A player who commits any of the six offences in a manner considered by the Referee to be careless, reckless or involving disproportionate force: a) kicks or attempts to kick an opponent, or b) trips an opponent, or c) jumps at an opponent, or d) charges an opponent, or e) strikes or attempts to strike an opponent, or f) pushes an opponent;

Or who commits any of the following four offences: g) when tackling an opponent makes contact with the opponent before contact is made with the ball, or h) holds an opponent, or spits at an opponent, or i) handles the ball deliberately, i.e. carries, strikes or propels the ball with his hand or arm (this does not apply to the goal keeper within his own penalty area);

Shall be penalized by the award of a direct free-kick to be taken by the opposing team from the place where the offence occurred, unless the offence is committed by a player in his own goal area, in which case the free-kick shall be taken from any point in the goal area. Should a player of the defending team commit one of the above ten offences within the penalty area, he shall be penalized by a penalty-kick. A penalty kick can be awarded irrespective of the position of the ball, if in play, at the time an offence within the penalty area is committed.

A player committing any of the following five offences: 1. playing in a manner considered by the Referee to be dangerous, 2. charging fairly, i.e. with the shoulder, when the ball is not within playing distance of the players concerned and they are definitely not trying to play it, 3. when not playing the ball, impeding the progress of an opponent, i.e. running between the opponent and the ball, or interposing the body so as to form an obstacle to an opponent, 4. charging the goalkeeper except when he; a) is holding the ball b) is obstructing an opponent c) has passed outside his goal area 5. when playing as a goalkeeper and within his own penalty area: a) from the moment he takes control of the ball with his hands, he takes more than four steps in any direction whilst holding, bouncing or throwing the ball in the air and catching it again , without releasing it into play, or b) having released the ball into play before, during or after the four steps, he touches it again with his hands, before it has been touched or played by the opposing team either inside or outside of the penalty area, or by a player of the same team outside the penalty area, subject to the overriding conditions of 5c), or c) touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate, or d) indulges in tactics, in the opinion of the Referee , are designed merely to hold up the game and thus waste time and so give an unfair advantage to his own team, shall be penalized by the award of an indirect free-kick to be taken by the opposing side from the place where the infringement occurred, subject to the overriding conditions in Law 13.

A player shall be cautioned and shown the yellow card if: j) he enters or re-enters the field of play to join or re-join his team after the game has commenced or leaves the filed of play during the progress of the game (except through accident) without, in either case, first having received a signal from the Referee showing him that he may do so. If the Referee stops the game to administer the caution, the game shall be restarted by an indirect free-kick taken by a player of the opposing team from the place where the ball was when the Referee stopped the game, subject to the overriding conditions imposed in Law 13.

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