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A goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when...

...the ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body)

...holding the ball in the outstretched open hand

...bouncing it on the ground or throwing it in the air

A goalkeeper cannot be challenged for the ball even when in the process of throwing or punting it.

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It is not allowed for a goal keeper to take possession of the ball with his hands if it has been deliberately kicked to him from the feet of a team-mate. To do so is an indirect free kick offense.

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A kick by the goalkeeper who holds the ball in his hands?

If the keeper drops the ball and then kicks it before it touches the ground, it is called a punt.

Within what area is the goalkeeper able to hold ball with hands?

The penalty area.

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After a goalkeeper made a save can the goalkeeper punt the ball inside the penalty arc to distribute the ball to his team mates?

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Can a goalkeeper score when kicking the ball from his hands if no one else touches the ball before it enters the goal?

Yes, this is allowed. However it is quite rare.

Is there a situation in soccer when the goalkeeper may not handle the ball inside the penalty box?

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In football - can the goalkeeper be tackled inside the six-yard-box?

You tackle the ball, not a player.

Could a football goalkeeper put the ball against a player's hand and call it a hand ball?

No. The ball must be handled deliberately for there to be an infraction.

What a soccer player does to the ball?

A player kicks it, chests it, passes it, or throws it (from a throw in), a goalkeeper kicks it, catches it and throws it.