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Free Kick

free kickWhat Is A Free Kick In Soccer? Definition & Meaning

What Is The Definition Of Free Kick In Soccer?

1. A team is awarded a free kick in soccer when a foul is committed by the offending team outside the penalty area. There are two types of free kicks. A direct free kick is a shot directed straight towards the goal and does not need to be touched by a second player in order to be counted as a goal, if it goes in the net. An indirect free kick has to at least touch another player before it goes into the goal to count.

Examples Of How Free Kick Is Used In Commentary

1. Beckham lifts the indirect free kick over the opposing players trying to block the shot, and bends the ball in front of the goal with Donovan putting it into the goal with the perfect header.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Soccer

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