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Rules of the Game A soccer player takes a free kick, while the defense forms a "wall" to try to block the ball
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The two basic “states of play” during a game are ball in play and ball out of play. Each half starts with a kick-off and continues until the end of the playing period. The ball is in play at all times, except when either the ball leaves the field or play is stopped by the referee.