Football Handball Rules: Direct or Indirect Kick? Direct Free Kick: You can score by kicking the ball 'directly' into the goal. Indirect Free Kick: You cannot score 'directly' from the first kick. So, an indirect free kick must make contact with...
There will be no penalty if: the ball touches a player's hand/arm immediately from their own head/body/foot or the head/body/foot of another player.
So that means a player will be penalised for handball if: The hand/arm is clearly away from the body and outside the "body line". The player clearly leans into the path of the ball. The ball travels some distance. The ball touches a hand/arm that is clearly raised above the shoulder. The player ...
a handball offence (except for the goalkeeper within their penalty area) holds an opponent; impedes an opponent with contact; bites or spits at someone on the team lists or a match official; throws an object at the ball, opponent or match official, or makes contact with the ball with a held object; See also offences in Law 3 HANDLING THE BALL
The interpretation of the handball rule changes when the goalkeeper is the player in question Goalkeepers have the freedom to handle the ball inside their own penalty area.
New handball rule ‘to be softened’ in Premier League after penalty controversy and outrage since start of new season By Josh Fordham 30th September 2020, 8:03 am
Handball laws. From the 2020/21 season in the Premier League, there will be a new interpretation of the law on handball made by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) . The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is now defined by "the bottom of the armpit". To penalise a player for handball the match officials must have clear evidence that the ball has struck the player's arm below the bottom of the armpit and in the red zone indicated below.
Handball law: Explaining the new rule causing chaos in the 2020-21 Premier League. The latest batch of incidents have caused fury from managers, fans and pundits alike