Reasons Why Football Players Lift Up Their Hands Before Kicking A Free Or Corner Kick

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Have you ever seen a player lifting his hand before kicking a free or corner kick during a life match? If you are a big fan of football, then you must have seen this act. But why do they lift their hands before kicking a free kick or a corner? That is a question you might have been asking yourself over the past times and I will share with you some answers.

Reasons Why Football Players Lift Up Their Hands Before Kicking A Free Or Corner Kick.


1.To communicate some secret tactics to other players on his team.

2.To give a sign to a referee that he is ready to kick the ball.

3.To communicate with other players where he intends to kick the ball. Players will always use different hand signals depending on how far the ball can go.

Some other hand lifting signs include, claiming a free, corner and penalty kicks, celebrations, and injuries.

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