If the ball crosses the side-lines after taking a touch from a player, it results in a throw-in for the opposition team.

During a throw-in https://www.ngilngof.com/, a player stands outside the side-lines and throws the ball back into play, usually to a team-mate.

However, the player taking the throw-in needs to have both his feet planted to the ground while releasing the ball from above his head for it to count as a legal throw.

If a ball crosses the goal-line from either side of the goalpost or over it, two outcomes are possible.

If the ball is sent out because of an attacking player, it results in a goal kick to the defending team.

A goal-kick allows the defending team to kick the ball back into play from anywhere inside the 6-yard-box.

If the ball is sent out by a player from the defending team, then the attacking team gets a corner kick. During a corner kick, a player from the attacking team can place the ball near the corner flag (which is the closest to the area from where the ball went out of bounds) and kick it in play.

Corner kicks are considered good scoring opportunities.

Fouls, cards, free kicks and penalty kicks

When a team is in possession, the opposing team tries to intercept the ball or tackle the player in possession to gain control over the ball.

However, if the tackle is deemed too dangerous or illegal by a referee or assistant referee, a foul is called.

Players touching the ball, intentionally or unintentionally, with their hands is also considered a foul. This rule doesn’t apply for goalkeepers as long as they are in their own penalty area.

Depending on the severity of the foul, a referee can either let a player off with a warning or show them a card. Every foul, though, doesn’t warrant a card.

A yellow card is shown if a foul is considered severe enough and the accumulation of two yellow cards in a match results in a red card. The player shown a red card has to immediately leave the field and is also suspended for the next match.

A direct red card can also be shown if the foul is deemed too serious. Conduct or behaviour which breach the sportsman spirit and rules of the game can also be penalised with yellow or red cards.

If a player commits a foul, the opposition team is awarded a free kick.

During a free kick, the ball is placed on the spot where the offence took place and the defending players need to be at least 9.15m away from that mark. A player can either take a direct shot at goal from a free kick (direct freekick) or pass the ball to a team-mate (indirect freekick).

If a foul is committed by a defending team inside their own penalty area, however, a penalty kick is awarded to the attacking team.

During a penalty kick, the ball is placed on the penalty spot inside the 18-yard-box and a player from the attacking team can take a shot directly at the opposition goal with only the goalkeeper to get past.

The remaining players have to be outside the penalty area while a penalty kick is being taken.