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If the ball is completely outside of the penalty area then the goal keeper may not touch it with his hands. Doing so will result in a direct free kick for the opposition at the location of the touch, just like any other player.

Where the goal keeper's body is at the moment of the touch does not matter.

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Q: Can the goalie hold the ball outside the 18-yard box area off the ground?
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