A free kick is a method of resuming play in various forms of football, including:
Indirect free kick
Direct free kick
** Penalty kick
** Kickoff; used to put the ball in play at the start of the first and third periods, after a Try-after-touchdown, and after a successful field goal.
** Free kick; used to restart play after a safety.
** Free kick
Australian rules football
** Free kick
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free kick — noun count in soccer, an occasion when a player is allowed to kick the ball without any opposition, because a player from the other team has broken a rule … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
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free kick — ► NOUN ▪ (in soccer and rugby) an unimpeded kick of the stationary ball awarded for a foul or infringement by the opposing team … English terms dictionary
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