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The Start and Restart of Play (association football)

A kick-off starting a game
A dropped-ball restarting a game

The Start and Restart of Play is the 8th of the Laws of the Game of association football.[1] It concerns the methods of starting or restarting play in a game via the kick-off and dropped ball.[1] Other methods of restarting play are addressed in other laws.


  1. ^ a b "LAW 8 - THE START AND RESTART OF PLAY -". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-02-04.