This change was made in order to take away any disadvantage which may come from being pressured to take the kick from a “restricted position” close to the objective-posts. In 1992, this provision was additional widened to permit such a free-kick to be taken from any point inside the goal-space. This change, which was proposed “to cut back time-losing”, was made at the side of a parallel change to the aim kick regulation.
In 1882, an indirect free kick was awarded to the opposing aspect if the player taking the free kick touched the ball twice. In 1905, encroachment by the opposition at a free kick was additionally punished with an indirect free-kick. In 1978, it was specified that a free-kick awarded to a team inside its own objective-area could be taken from any point within that half of the goal-space by which the offence occurred.
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