Laws of the Game
for Officials, Referees, Players, and Fans

The Corner Kick

A corner kick is a method of restarting play.

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

A corner kick is awarded when:

Procedure

Infringements/Sanctions

Corner kick taken by a player other than the goalkeeper If, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands), before it has touched another player: If, after the ball is in play, the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player:

Corner kick taken by the goalkeeper

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player:

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

For any other infringement: