How can I take a good free kick in football? A question we have all faced while playing a match. Whether with your team or with friends. To score a free kick is to be the best player in the game because it separates the good players from the bad players.
To shoot a free kick in football in the best possible way, you need to know the theory and put it into practice. Power, spin and placement are essential if you want to score a great free kick goal. We show you how to do it in this video with very few steps. Press play!
This is how to shoot a foul
Footballers from Soccer Inter-Action’s international academy served as guinea pigs to test how to take a free-kick. The SIA Academy players also train this type of free-kick in their daily sessions at the high performance centre.
A fundamental requirement for scoring all direct free kicks is to give it an outward spin. It is important that the ball goes from the centre outwards to make it more difficult for the goalkeeper to save or deflect it. He will have to exert twice as much effort compared to a shot that is flat or in his direction.
Therefore, if you are right-footed, you should shoot from the left. If you are left-footed, you should shoot from the right. This way you will always find the right angle so that your shots always find the target.
Power and placement
All direct free kicks must be strong and well placed. Especially when they are far away. The goalkeeper always has the advantage of reaction time to run and fly to the ball before it lands. Therefore, the shooter needs to shoot hard and placed.
If you miss one of the two requirements, the direct free kick will not go in. Therefore, you will have to train to refine your technique and achieve the goal of a powerful corner kick. Now, the question is: How do I shoot a free kick with power, placement and effect? Here is the answer.
Aprende a lanzar faltas como Messi
Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Beckham, Pernambucano… Great players who also stood out for their great goals from direct free kicks.
Everyone has their own style and technique, but many share traits in their shooting. In body placement, in how to place it and how to finish the shot.
Placement of the body
The positioning of the body is fundamental. It is also one of the hardest things to learn. To give angle and power to your shot you will have to make a characteristic shape with your body: open hip, trunk forward and low centre of gravity.
Add to this a shot with the inside of the boot wide open and finishing the shot with the contact foot in the air and the supporting foot on the turf. All this will give you a great direct free kick.
How to shoot hard
To kick hard you have to be very close to the ball. Throw your body backwards. hit the ball as low as you can without hitting the turf and finish with your contact leg as straight as possible. You can help yourself by throwing with your instep, but you won’t be able to hit it with spin.
These are some of the tips offered by SIA Academy and shown on their official YouTube channel. Subscribe for more football tutorials at