- an unhindered kick of a stationary ball, usually awarded to a player as the result of a foul committed by a player from the opposing team.
Origin of free kick
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for free kick
The goal offered ecstasy to free-kick aficionados, who have had little to cherish at this World Cup.Brazil and Colombia Bring the Ugly Game
July 4, 2014
The only remaining way to advance the ball is on a free-kick after a fair catch, as in the English game.
- soccer a place kick awarded for a foul or infringement, either direct, from which a goal may be scored, or indirect, from which the ball must be touched by at least one other player for a goal to be allowed