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Oct
31
comment Why do female footballers play a higher number of international matches compared to a male footballer?
Hmm, that is a little bit wierd. I've seen those stats as well, but I can't figure out why it is so. Generally, women's careers are shorter, due to a higher (average) number of injuries (especially knee injuries are overrepresented amongst women) and the fact that some choose to end their careers early to create families. Perhaps it could have something to do with the rapid development of the sport to do? Women might get the chance to represent their national teams earlier in their careers? Good question!
Sep
30
comment Offside when the ball was last played by the defending team
+1 for a great answer. I'd like to add though, that in the first situation (the same applies for the second, even though it may not be as clear) the attacker is not offside because the situation in which he was has passed. You're not offside if you don't interfere, and when the goalkeeper has the ball under control - the situation is over.
Sep
10
answered What are importance technical differences between a squash forehand and a tennis forehand?
Jul
26
comment Has there been any punishment for taunting opponents in a top division football game?
Just to make it clear; "unsporting behaviour" does not necessarily have to be aimed towards a person (opponent, team mate, referee, supporters, et cetera). It can also be against the game itself, for example by trying to circumvent (spelling?) the rules of the game. As an example, consider the situation when a wants to play the ball back to the keeper. It has happened that players juggle the ball and then play it back with their head (as that's usually allowed), but this is clearly a way of avoiding the rule. Thus, the player will be given a yellow card, and an indirect free kick will be given
Jul
24
comment Ball crosses the goal line but is caught by the keeper
Your analogy is good as well, and I do not have any criticism of it! As for the cube analogy, of course the "mental" cube has to be drawn with one face parallel to ground - and also parallel to the goal line. However, the cube shouldn't be imagined as something that rotates at all. Rather, it must always stay firm. The ball on the other hand, which is (almost completely) spherical can rotate all it wants, since it does so inside the cube. Really, the sphere would meet the cube in exactly six spots, so it would create a little friction - but that tiny detail must be ignored ;)
Jul
23
comment Ball crosses the goal line but is caught by the keeper
For clarity, it could be added that "wholly crossed" does not simply mean that you can see green grass between the ball and the goal line (as that is not necessarily a goal). To understand when a ball has crossed the line, one can imagine the ball as a cube, rather than a ball. The whole cube must be over the line in order for it to be counted as a goal. +1 for a great answer though!
Jul
22
answered Man of The Match in Football
Jul
21
answered Football score swapping: is it ok?
Jul
16
comment Where does the assistant referee have to watch to realize offside in soccer?
It should also be added that, apart from in the top divisions, the assistant referee can also use his/her hearing as a compliment to peripheral vision. The sound of a boot hitting the ball is often quite recognizable, so it's often useful to listen - at least I did so when I was active as an assistant ref. +1 for a great answer!
Jul
14
answered Yellow and Red Card pattern in football
Jul
14
comment Yellow and Red Card pattern in football
@ Christian : that would depend on the contest. In leagues, it's usually three yellow cards (in different games) that brings a one game suspension. In contests that involves fewer games, it is sometimes the result of two yellows.
Jul
6
answered Why did the Netherlands put in their backup keeper for the PKs?
Jul
6
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Jul
6
comment Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?
That might be the case, yeah! As I understood it, he stepped up when most others didn't have the guts. The man has ice running through his veins!
Jul
6
answered Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?
Jul
2
comment Are there any rules or guidelines concerning players' boots?
Also interesting: there has been speculations about Messi going to another club, as Barcelona is sponsored by Nike. It was claimed that Adidas offered to pay half (!) the transfer fee to get him to an Adidas-team, such as Bayern or Chelsea. There is a lot of money in good branding...
Jul
2
comment What are the characteristics of goal posts in football?
With regards to the measurements, feet and yards are always used in football, as the game originates from England. Another example is the distance to the ball on set pieces, which is 9,15 meters (=10 yards?). Old habits die hard ;) Some might even call it "tradition"!
Jun
22
answered End of the game: does the referee have to wait for the end of an action to blow the final whistle or can they do it whenever they want?
Jun
11
comment Deliberate back pass saved off the post
It does remain an infringement, as it is the intention of the passer that matters (which also makes the law difficult to apply...). However, if I'm not mistaken, a yellow card might also be given to the passer if he passed the ball to the GK but tried to "get around" the law by deliberately passing the ball via the post/bar. Trying to use "loopholes" in the laws is punishable with a booking.
May
30
comment How detailed is penalty kick encroachment in football
I couldn't agree with you more! As long as the GK doesn't gain a clear advantage, it should be ignored really.