Ensuring players stay their yards during a free kick is an age-old problem for the football referee. It hasn't gotten any easier. Photo: SCMP Pictures
William Lai
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The Rational Ref by William Lai

Referees can exercise discretion on free kick ball placement

Match officials can exercise discretion depending on whether the side taking the kick is attacking or defending

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Ensuring players stay their yards during a free kick is an age-old problem for the football referee. It hasn't gotten any easier. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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