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Question Number: 32859

Other 10/30/2018

RE: Futsal Adult

Tony of Whitehorse, Yt Can asks...

Once making a save and from inside the penalty area, can a goal keeper score a goal into the opposing goal by kicking the ball directly from his/her hands?

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi Tony
Yes a drop and kick is allowed by the goalkeeper and a goal can be scored directly.
The ball cannot be thrown nor can a goal be scored directly from a goal clearance
Some examples here of goals scored by goalkeepers in Futsal
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3cIUYMZ4H4Q
Some have suggested incorrectly that a release and kick by the goalkeeper is in some ways a double touch. That is not the case. The motion is just part of normal play.



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