International floorball Rules of the Game 2022

Rules of the Game 2022 39 505 Events leading to a hit-in 1) When the ball passes the board or hits the ceiling or any other object above the rink. 506 Free-hit (804) 1) When an offence leading to a free-hit is committed, a free-hit shall be awarded to the non-offending team. With offences leading to a free-hit, the advantage rule shall be applied whenever possible. The advantage rule implies that if the non-offending team still controls the ball after an offence, they shall have the opportunity to go on playing if this gives them a greater advantage than a free‑hit. If advantage is being played, and the game is interrupted because the non-offending team loses control of the ball, the re- sulting free-hit shall be placed where the last offence occurred. 2) The free-hit shall be taken where the offence was committed, but never behind the imaginary extensions of the goal lines, or closer to the goalkeeper areas than 3.5 m. If, in the referees’ opinion, play is not affected, the ball does not have to be entirely still or in exactly the right place. A free-hit closer to the board than 1.5 m may be moved out to this distance. A free-hit behind the imaginary extension of the goal line shall be taken from the nearest face-off dot. A free-hit closer to the goalkeeper area than 3.5 m shall be moved out to the distance of 3.5 m from the outer line of the goalkeeper area along an imaginary line from the centre of the goal line through the place where the offence was committed, leaving 0.5 m for the wall and then 3 meters free space to the free-hit point. In this case the defending team shall always have the right to form a defence line immediately outside their goalkeeper area. If the attacking team chapter 5 fixed situations continues …

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