FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Corner Kick FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Corner Kick
The corner kick is a method of restarting play. A corner kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal... FIFA Futsal Laws of the Game: The Corner Kick

The corner kick is a method of restarting play.

A corner kick is awarded when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, having last touched a player of the defending team, and a goal is not scored in accordance with Law 10.

A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick, but only against the opposing team.

Position of the ball and the players

The ball must be:

  • inside the corner arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the goal line

The opponents must be:

  • on the pitch at least 5m from the corner arc until the ball is in play

Procedure

  • The ball must be kicked by a player of the attacking team
  • The team taking the kick must deliver the ball within four seconds of being ready to do so
  • The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves

Infringements and sanctions

If, when a corner kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance:

the corner kick is retaken by the same team and the offending player is cautioned, unless the advantage can be applied or an offence punishable by a free kick or penalty kick is committed by the defending team

If an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the player taking the corner kick:

  • he is cautioned for unsporting behaviour
  • If the corner kick is not taken within four seconds:
  • a goal clearance is awarded to the opposing team

In the event of any other infringement of the procedure or the position of the ball:

  • the kick is retaken. If the infringement has been committed by the team taking the kick, the four-second count is not reset and continues once the kicker is ready to retake the kick

Corner kick taken by a player other than the goalkeeper

If the ball is in play and the player taking the kick touches the ball again (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:

  • an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick)

If the ball is in play and the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:

  • a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick), and his team is sanctioned with an accumulated foul
  • a penalty kick is awarded if the infringement was committed inside the penalty area of the player taking the kick and his team is sanctioned with an accumulated foul

Corner kick taken by the goalkeeper If the ball is in play and the goalkeeper touches the ball again (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:

  • an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick)

If the ball is in play and the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:

  • a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick), and his team is sanctioned with an accumulated foul
  • an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred (see Law 13 – Position of free kick)

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