direct free kick


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direct free kick

n.
A free kick in soccer by which a goal can be scored without the ball being touched by a second player, awarded to a team when one of its players has been fouled on a dangerous play.
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Naby Keita's direct free kick took a wicked deflection off Martin Hinteregger and landed in the net.
Bale is 9-1 to score a direct free kick in 90 minutes on Wednesday while Portugal star Ronaldo is 10-1 to do the same.
senior captain Henry Kear scored a breakaway goal in the 62nd minute for the Spartans to narrow the lead, and Mason Brainard scored the tying goal on a direct free kick from 30 yards.
Despite scoring first with a direct free kick by Paul Burrell, Jarrow went down at Hartlepool for whom Mattie Gardner and Lee Jones (pen) scored.
The Hondurans increased their lead on 49 minutes courtesy of a Kevin Alvarez direct free kick after which it was Uzbekistan who did all the pressing with Sokhibov and Eldor Shomurodov both wasting good opportunities.
Ronaldo was inches away from grabbing a second on 19 minutes, but his direct free kick from 20 yards pinged off the inside of Forde's post and away to safety.
Ronaldo scored from a direct free kick in the 50th minute which bounced just in front of goalkeeper Manuel Herrera, who got a touch but was unable to deflect the ball.
Within a minute Heckler had restored Town's two-goal lead when she scored with a direct free kick into the top corner of the net.
On a direct free kick to the right of the penalty area restraining arc, he launched the ball over a six-man New England wall, and it went just under the crossbar into the top left corner.
Sheridan headed the opener after 19 minutes from close range, then Phil Clarke doubled the advantage three minutes later when he scored with a direct free kick from 20 yards.
Park Chu-young scored a second for the Koreans in the 49th minute, curling a direct free kick just inside the post but Yakubu Aiyegbeni equalised with a penalty in the 69th, shortly after missing an absolute sitter.
On a heavy pitch, Griff went behind early on when Ashley Perry netted from a direct free kick that decieved keeper Andy Needham while just past the hour the same player added a second.

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