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The Throw-In
 
A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.
A throw-in is awarded:
  • when the whole of the ball passes over the touch line, either on the ground or in the air
  • from the point where it crossed the touch line
  • to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball
A throw-in is a method of restarting play.
Procedure
At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower:
  • faces the field of play
  • has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line
  • uses both hands
  • delivers the ball from behind and over his head
The thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player.
The ball is in play immediately it enters the field of play.
Infringements/Sanctions
Throw-in taken by a player other than the goalkeeper
If, after the ball is in play, the thrower touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:
an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred
If, after the ball is in play, the thrower deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:
a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred