At the international playing level, has anyone ever thrown the ball directly into the goal, from a throw-in? Directly meaning, without touching a member from either team, including the goalie. It does not matter if it touches the ground first.

  • Do you mean without touching any player or ground? Apr 30 '19 at 13:37
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    Yes. Without touching either team, or the goalie. The ground would be acceptable. Apr 30 '19 at 13:46
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    – Philip Kendall
    Apr 30 '19 at 15:51
  • Most players probably know that you can not score from a throw in though...
    – Ginge
    May 1 '19 at 2:11
  • It happened here. I don't know the exact references of this situation, but considering the joy of the scorer, it seems that the goal has been accepted... but it souldn't.
    – Bebs
    May 9 '19 at 8:38

Yes, it happened the 2 october 2014 in a Europa League game between Feyenoord and Standard Liege (2-1).

It was officially credited to defender Sven van Beek (wearing 22), but it looked as though it was scored directly from the throw by Miquel Nelom.

It seems the referee judged that the ball touched someone, even it didn't.


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    Thanks. I do appreciate this answer. I was hoping to find an instance where it was not presumed to have gone off another player. I'll give it a little time. If no one comes to the dance, the cred is yours. May 10 '19 at 15:25

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