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The ball position is all that matters.

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Q: Can a goal keeper handle a ball that is inside the penalty area if they are outside the area?
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May a goal keeper step out of the penalty area?

A goal keeper may play anywhere on the field, just like their team-mates. The goal keeper may not handle the ball outside of their own penalty area.

Can a goalkeeper inside the penalty area use his hand to touch a ball outside the penalty area?

No. It doesn't matter where the goalkeeper is.The ballmust be in the penalty area (on the line is inside) for the keeper to touch it.

May a goalkeeper touch the ball with is hand when standing on the edge of the penalty area?

As long as the ball is inside their penalty area a goal keeper may handle the ball. The position of the ball is important. The position of the goal keeper is not.

May the goal keeper enter the penalty arc and pick up the ball with their hands?

No. Only in the penalty area may the goal keeper handle the ball.

Goalie hand ball?

A goal keeper cannot deliberately handle the ball outside of his own penalty area. If they do, then a direct free kick is awarded to the opponents.

In football if a defender handles the ball inside the area but has his feet outside the area is it a hand-ball?

A defender may not deliberately handle the ball anywhere on the field. A goal keeper may handle it only in his own penalty area. Where his feet are would not matter. Only the ball's position matters.

During a penalty kick in soccer what players may be inside the penalty area?

The kicker and the defending goal keeper.

Can a goal keeper handle ball if feet are outside but hands inside?

Yes. Only the location of the ball is used to determine whether the touch is an infraction.

What can the goal keeper do that is different from other players?

With two exceptions, a goal keeper may deliberately handle the ball within their own penalty area.

What happens if you touch the ball but you are goalie?

A goal keeper is allowed to touch the ball with their hands when the ball is inside their own penalty area. If a goal keeper does so outside of the area, then a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team.

If a goal keeper catches a ball out of his area but his feet are in the area is it hand ball?

Yes. In reverse, if his feet are outside the penalty area and he touches it with his hands inside it is not deliberate handling.

Can a goal keeper go in to the other team's penalty area and pick the ball up?

No, the only place a goalkeeper may handle the ball is in his own penalty area.

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