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What is the FIFA rule for two teams which played in the same group?

Is there any rule that prohibits two teams that advance from the same group playing against each other before the final?
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IBU Biathlon theme

I was wondering who wrote the IBU (International Biathlon Union) theme and whether it is part of a longer song or not. The theme can be found at the first and second file here. I have no clue whether ...
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Does Spalding have different versions of TF-1000? If so, what are the differences?

I have been looking for a replacement basketball, and thought of getting the new Euroleague ball, which Euroleague sells from its official store for 80€. What's interesting is that this ball has ...
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How to improve my Swimming technique? Help please

I have a problem breathing inside the water, I have difficulty in exhaling (incomplete exhaling) which creates a lot of problem while swimming. If I stop going the swimming pool (say for 1 month), I ...
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Get in for free during the 7th inning stretch? [on hold]

I recently heard a claim that if you go to baseball games during the 7th inning stretch, you can get in for free. I'm assuming this is because those taking tickets leave their posts. Is this true? ...
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Finish College after NBA Draft

After a college student declares that they will enter the NBA draft, do they have to finish the school year, or do they have to un-enroll from school (unless they commit back to their school before ...
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Formula 1 corrected time in 1994

I was watching an old formula one race (Imola, 1994 to be specific). At some point, Michael Schumacher was behind Gerhard Berger on the track. But the race narrator said that due to this "corrected ...
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soccer foot selection for shooting

How does one determine the proper foot to use when taking a shot on goal in soccer? For this question assume the player is equally skilled with both the left and right foot. I'm assuming position on ...
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Ranking points for a player who received bye

There are many tournaments where seeded players (or at least some of them) receive a bye into the second round. This means that the first match this player plays is in the second round - against a ...
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Can a baseball/softball player change gloves mid-inning?

I play catcher for a very informal "beer-league" softball team, and have realized that I prefer different gloves at different points in the inning. With no one on base, I want a big outfielder type ...
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When are the English football competitions' schedules published?

This October, I will be visiting the Rugby World Cup and I would like to combine that with visiting other sports events. For sure, I want to visit one, but probably more, football matches. So, I ...
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Why do football teams reveal injuries?

This is specific to league play in Europe (England, France, Germany, Spain). Why do coaches reveal to the media in a pre-match conference which of their players are injured and unlikely to play? I've ...
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Is tackling with both legs illegal?

According to the Wikipedia article on tackling, tackling with both legs is illegal. However, this tackle by Sol Campbell is clearly made with both legs, and it didn't appear to be called nor appealed ...
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How long can a goalkeeper wait for opponent to come get the ball?

On soccer it is common to see winning teams wasting time. Goalies have their own techniques to run out the clock. A situation that intrigues me is when a goalkeeper is allowed to get the ball but ...
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Can a (baseball) ace's record be improved by his “pitching out of sequence.”

Most teams will use their best starter for Opening Day, the second best on the second day, etc. through the rotation. Except when other factors intervene; for instance, the White Sox ace Chris Sale ...
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Unexpected increase in running ability

At my school, I participate in an annual 1.6km "Fall Classic" run. In my first year, I landed a rough 42nd with 5m 48s. But in my second year, I jumped up to a 25th (5m 16s), despite my sedentary ...
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Shin pain while running on pavement only? [closed]

I can comfortably run about 13-14 miles on a trail without any problems whatsoever. However, yesterday I ran on a paved surface, and after about 1 mile, I started feeling a lot of pain in my shins. I ...
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Where to find “distance covered” by player in a Champions League match?

year ago there was a similar thread How to find "distance covered" for players during the World Cup? I wonder whether there are similiar stats for Champions league matches (actually for ...
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Racket of Hu Yun

Hu Yun Lately Hu Yun has gotten my attention with his performance in the below mentioned tournaments. He plays with a white Yonex racket. Does anybody know the type of racket he plays with? ...
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Is Carter Capps's pitching style legal?

Here is a video of Miami reliever Carter Capps pitching. As you can see, he basically jumps off the rubber, and delivers from the front of the mound. Apparently, MLB gave their approval to Capps's ...
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Seasons in which all teams in a division made the playoffs

During the 2014-2015 NBA season, each team in the Southwest Division (Houston, Memphis, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans) of the Western Conference made the playoffs. Has this happened before? If ...
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Biathlon with inline skates

I was wondering, whether there is some summer variant of biathlon - without cross-country skies. It might be fun to try racing on inline skates with shooting sessions. Is there already anything like ...
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Does a run count if it's made after an unforced out?

scenerio: runners on second and third, two outs. Ball hit to shortstop who immediately tags out the runner going from second to third. This happens before runner gets to first and before runner from ...
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1959 White Sox World Series roster

I thought the roster for the 1959 WHITE SOX World Series had 25 players. I can find stats on the 21 that played and I have found 3 that did not get into a game (Battey, Latman, Arias) . Was ...
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When can part of a match be replayed?

In the recent U19 Women's match between England and Norway, the referee made a mistake in not allowing a penalty in added-time to be retaken after a player encroached. This is a clear misapplication ...
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who should keep the cornering line

In a car race, if 3 cars started the race and are approaching the first corner (Left corner) and almost the 3 cars are arriving the corner equal in distance and almost equal speed, is there any rule ...
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in basketball are you allowed to switch between hands while dribbling?

Are you allowed to switch between hands while dribbling in basketball?
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Dealing with warm weather and fuelling strategy for marathon

I'm going to be running in the London Marathon in two weeks time. Initially my target time was to run sub 4 hours. Its my first marathon and my training had been going quite well until the last two ...
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Cricket bowling versus baseball pitching speed?

How do cricket bowlers deliver the ball at generally same speed as baseball pitchers inspite of a run up? How much do the following factors play in: different balls (is the baseball more aerodynamic ...
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Why does one player on a volleyball team wear a different jersey?

Why does one player on a volleyball team have a different color jersey than the rest of the teammates? I notice that they only play on the back row and never play upfront, they also are shorter than ...
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Why do bowlers go so near the crease?

Going so near the crease makes no-balls more likely. Disadvantages : A penalty run is given away. Maybe more runs if the batsman can hit it. Maybe more runs in the next penalty ball. In 20-20 format, ...
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Which player was named the first star in most NHL matches

After a match in NHL (both in regular season and in Stanley Cup) three players are named three stars of the game. See also: Hockey Players Introduced After a Game What is the record for number of ...
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swimming from the wall vs. the block - what is the difference in time?

My daughter was timed swimming off the wall just recently. She was able to get the fastest time of 1:11 for her 100 yard free about 6 times. If she were to dive off the block, what would her time be ...
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How to become a football referee?

I've recently been ruled out of football because of injury problems (though I am still fit and able to run, just need to avoid contact sports) but still want to get involved, which got me thinking - ...
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Why are those 3 holes at the Masters golf tournament called “Amen Corner”?

Is it true that the 3 holes that comprise "Amen Corner" at the Masters golf tournament are so named because it's the most difficult stretch of the golf course and players have to pray to survive it?
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What is the different tactics between sending the ball to near post and back post in football corner kick?

In football, some teams always send the ball to near post when they got a corner kick and they fail to score. I wonder why don't they try back post, or short corner kick.
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Most home runs in first n games of the season

Adrian Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Dodgers has now hit 5 home runs in the first 3 games of the 2015 season. Is this a major league record for most home runs in the first 3 games of a season? In ...
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Is Barcelona the most popular club in USA?

I saw an article: The Ten Most Popular Club Jerseys In US in 2014/15. I wonder if Barcelona is the the most popular club in USA? I would have thought it was Real Madrid?
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Both batsmen getting out on the same delivery? [duplicate]

Is there a legitimate situation where both batsmen at the crease could get out on the same ball? Perhaps something like one batsmen gets caught out and another gets out for obstructing the field ...
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Stumping from long on?

Does it count as a stumping only when the bails are removed with the batsman out of his crease only if he has missed hitting the delivery? Is it a run out or is a stumping if he edges it just short ...
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What happens if two players of opposite teams hold the ball over the net?

Let's say that the ball is right over the net, and one player of each team is trying to push it to the other side. What is the rule if they just happen to hold the ball between each others hands for a ...
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MLB Opening Easter Sunday

In 2015, MLB Opening Day was on Easter Sunday. How many times has this happened in the history of the Major Leagues (counting either the American League and the National League, when they were more ...
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World Championship where there are more than one National team?

Does exist any speciality where is it possible to see more that one team from the same Country at the World Championship events?
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Can a batsman stand to face a delivery from behind the wickets instead of in front?

Are there any rules preventing a batsman from facing a delivery and positioning himself behind the stumps instead of in front?
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What are golf cups made of?

I have two young nieces who like to play with the putting green equipment in their back yard. I want to make sure that they're not handling anything nasty, and in particular I want to ensure that the ...
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In squash, can a ball hit the sidewall after striking with the front wall in serve?

In a serve, a ball must hit the front wall first, and then it should fall into the opponent's half. But before falling into opponent's half, if the ball touches the side wall, will the serve be ...
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Inline skating Strides

How does stride change between inline small wheel fitness skates to larger wheel soft boot skates? I have skated, cross , country ski, down hill ski most my life, I have upgraded my inline fitness ...
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Best color for outdoor(/indoor) table?

I'd like to know the best color for the surface of a table-tennis table? In this case the table is coming for outdoor use (it's also played indoors during winter), where the natural white light may ...
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Has a college team ever played against a professional team?

This question is inspired by the recent debate[1][2][3][4] about whether the 2014-15 University of Kentucky men's basketball team (who had been undefeated until tonight's loss to Wisconsin) could ...
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Can TaeBo keep my cardio up? [migrated]

I do TaeBo workout everyday at home, and I want to know if that is good enough or can you point me to another workout

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