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    "A penalty kick will be awarded, irrespective of the position of the ball, if in play, when a foul is committed in the goal area."

    What is the subject of "if in play"? I think it is short for "if the ball is in play". But can the "shortened" if clause refer to anything else but the subject?

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    The "if in play" refers to the ball indeed:

    "irrespective of the position of the ball, if in play,"
    That is, the ball can be anywhere, but if must be in play.


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    It refers to the ball.


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