free kick

free kick (plural free kicks)

  1. (American football, association football, Australian rules football, rugby, other ballgames) a kick in which a player may kick the ball without interference from the opposition. Such a kick may be awarded for a foul by the opposition, or earned by a player such as by taking a mark.
  2. (Gaelic football) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
  • French: coup franc
  • German: Freistoß
  • Italian: calcio di punizione
  • Portuguese: tiro livre, cobrança, cobrança de falta
  • Russian: свобо́дный уда́р

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