Futsal LAW XIV – ACCUMULATED FOULS Print
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Accumulated Fouls

 
· are those sanctioned by a direct free kick mentioned in Law XII. The first five
  accumulated fouls by each team during each half are recorded in the summary of the game

 

Position of Free Kick 

For the first five accumulated fouls recorded for either team in each half:

 

 

· the players of the opposing team may form a wall to defend a free kick
   
·  all opponents are at least 5 m from the ball until it is in play
   
· a goal may be scored directly from this free kick
   
Beginning with the sixth accumulated foul recorded for either team in each half:  
·  the players of the opposing team may not form a wall to defend a free
  kick
   
· the player taking the kick  has to be properly identified
   
· the goalkeeper must remain in his penalty area and at least 5 m  from the ball
   
· all the other players on the playing court must remain behind an
   imaginary line that is level with the ball and parallel to the goal line , and outside the penalty area. They must be 5 m from the ball and may not obstruct the player taking the free kick. No player may cross this imaginary line until the ball has been touched or played
   
       Procedure (for the sixth and any further accumulated fouls)

 

· the player taking the free kick has to kick the ball with the intention
  of scoring a goal and may not pass the ball to another player
   
· once the free kick has been taken, no player may touch the ball
  until it has been touched by the goalkeeper, or has rebounded from the goalpost or crossbar, or has left the playing court
   
· no free kick may be taken from a distance of less than 6 m from the
  goal line (cf. Law XIII). If an infringement that normally results in an indirect free kick occurs in the penalty area, then the free kick is taken from the penalty area line at the place nearest to where the infringement occurred
   
· if a player commits the sixth foul of his team in the opposing
  team’s half or in his own half in front of an imaginary line parallel to the halfway line and passing through the second penalty mark at 10 m  from the goal line, the free kick is taken from this second penalty mark. The second penalty mark is described in Law I. The free kick  is to be taken in compliance with the provisions stipulated under “Position of free kick”
   
· if a player commits the sixth foul of his team in his own half of the
  playing court between the 10m line and the goal line, the team awarded the free kick may choose whether to take it from the second penalty spot or from the place where the infringement occurred.
   
· if the game goes into extra time, all the fouls that have accrued
  from the second half of the game continue to accumulate into extra time
   
 

Infringements/Sanctions

 

If any of the following situations occur:

 

If a player of the defending team commits an infringement to this Law:

· the kick is retaken, only if a goal is not scored
   
· the kick is not retaken if a goal is scored
   

If a player of the same team-as the player taking the kick infringes this Law:

· the kick is retaken if a goal is scored
   
·  the kick is not retaken if a goal is not scored
   

If the player taking the kick infringes this Law after the ball is in play:

· an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken
  from the place where the infringement occurred, unless this was in the penalty area, in which case the indirect free kick is taken from the, penalty area line at the place closest to where the infringement occurred