There are specific infractions that determine whether a free kick is direct or indirect. The referee is not (should not be) just making it up.
A direct free kick may directly score a goal.
An indirect free kick must touch one other player before a goal may be scored.
How do I tell?
Watch the referee while waiting for the kick to be taken.
Is their arm straight up in the air?
If "no," then it is a direct free kick.
If "yes," then it is an indirect free kick.
An indirect free kick is when the kick is unintentional.
An indirect free kick must be touched by another player before it goes into the net to count as a goal. A direct free kick does not.
in order to score a goal, an indirect free kick must touch another player before entering the net. A direct free kick does not.
A direct free kick is a direct shot at goal, which has a chance to be converted. An Indirect free kick is usually taken with an aid or a pass and is given in less dangerous positions
A free kick. Depending on the category of the foul, it can be either a direct or an indirect free kick. The difference between the two is that a goal can be scored from a direct free kick (but only against the opponent) whereas a goal cannot be scored from an indirect free kick.
A direct free kick.
Fouls are actions that are normally punishable by a direct free kick. It is incorrect to call an indirect free kick offense a foul.
A "foul" is a term used to describe offenses punishable by a direct free kick. Fouls cannot be punished by indirect free kicks.
Charging an opponent is a direct free kick offense.
Yes. Anyone on the field can score a direct or indirect free kick.
Direct free kicks and indirect free kicks.
It will be a indirect free kick.