Soccer officials in Jersey say the 10-yard rule has dramatically improved the conduct of their players since it was introduced 18 months ago.
The Laws of the Game (FIFA, USSF, and FXA) require that after a foul is committed, the team committing the foul MUST immediately retreat 10 yards and not attempt to prevent or delay the team that was fouled from restarting play. The team taking the kick DOES NOT have to ask the opponents to retreat 10 yards on a restart, the opponent is required by the laws of the game to retreat automatically.
The 10-yard rule, currently employed in rugby union to punish and deter dissent by advancing free kicks, is likely to be introduced to top-level football in England and Scotland next season.
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