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navi tasan

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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?
 

Francois

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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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