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Questions about the sport of football, also known as soccer, futbol, association football, etc. Not to be confused with "American football" which is contained under the [american-football] tag.

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When does getting 2 yellow cards in the same match not equal red? [duplicate]

Aston Villa managed to win from Lille and place for the half final of the Conference League. There was something odd about this match though: goalie Emiliano Martínez got 2 yellow cards yet was not ...
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Rates of embellishment in Football vs Rugby

I was able to quickly find the penalty stats for the National Hockey League. In the 2022-23 season, there were 24 cases of embellishment, which is a 2 minute penalty, giving the opposition a 2 minute ...
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What is the lowest placed team to have a Golden Boot winner?

At the time of writing, in the 2023/24 Premier League season, Cole Palmer of Chelsea is currently joint-top of the goal scoring charts with 20 goals, with Chelsea currently 9th in the Premier League ...
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What is the complete definition of encroachment at a penalty kick

In offside, the position of a player's body (rather than just a physical part of it e.g. foot) is used to determine the offence. In encroachment at a penalty kick, can a player that's leaning forward ...
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Can a referee caution a player for misconduct committed before the match has started?

Law 5.3 indicates that the referee has authority to take disciplinary action from entering the field of play for the pre-match inspection until leaving the field of play after the match (including ...
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Can a goalkeeper be guilty of DOGSO via a six-second-rule offence?

I'm trying to understand whether the letter of the law does allow for a goalkeeper to be potentially sent-off for denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by breaking the six-...
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When a town is upgraded to a city, do football clubs in that town change their names?

Is there precedent for, or have there been any examples of, what a football team does if their name contains the type of settlement they represent and then the settlement is granted city status? For ...
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How many times have two teenagers combined for a goal in Europe's top 5 leagues?

In Manchester United's game against Wolves last night some interesting piece of trivia happened. The goal that won it for United was both scored and assisted by a teenager. This was only the second ...
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Player takes a corner kick which hits the post, and plays the rebound directly, is it legal?

One player takes a corner kick, hits the post and the ball goes back to the same player, without being touched by anyone else. That same player plays the ball immediately. Is it legal? Rule 17 says a ...
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Can any handballs get carded when not in the box?

If a handball by a defender while the ball is in the box, I can understand being carded. I'm wondering if there is a handball so egregious when outside the box that it can get a card, yellow or red.
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Has a soccer team ever started a match a man down?

I'm wondering if there's some way that a club could be penalized so that they could only start 10 men. I'm thinking primarily Premier League, but I'd be interested if it happened in Bundesliga, Serie ...
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Who is the most recent Everton signing that previously played for Liverpool at any point in their career?

For example Kevin Sheedy played for Liverpool between 1978 and 1982 and then signed for Everton in 1982. Peter Beardsley played for Liverpool between 1987 and 1991 and then signed for Everton in 1991. ...
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Besides 2023-24 AFC Champions League are there any tournaments with this kind of group stage?

When the total number of teams is 2^n (e.g. 32), there is no problem. Because when two top teams in each group promote to the next round we will have two teams for the final match. But when the total ...
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Are you allowed to neck stall all the way to the goal? [duplicate]

Are you allowed to lift the football onto your neck using your foot or any part other than your hand, and hold it with your neck, and then walk all the way to the goal and score?
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Who are the top 10 players with most successful dribbles in a single World Cup?

There is a well known list of top 10 players with most successful dribbles in all world cups since 1966. To build this list, you need to know how many successful dribbles each player did in each ...
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What are the rules in the Golden Shoe award in cases when the player transfers to a league with a different cycle?

Most of the European football leagues are played from autumn to spring, but there are a few exceptions, such as Belarusian Premier League, Faroe Islands Premier League, Finnish Veikkausliiga, ...
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Can you juggle the ball then punt it at a goalkick

During a goalkick, are you allowed to have the ball start in the goalbox, but then you juggle the ball up into the air and punt it like that? Is that legal?
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Distribution of Top Speeds of Football (Soccer) Players

Is there any data on soccer player running speed distribution for any of the top leagues? It's relatively easy to find that the fastest players can reach top speeds around 37km/h, but what about ...
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Were Wrexham underdogs?

In the first season of Welcome to Wrexham, Ryan Reynolds comments that they were underdogs. But putting so much money into the team sounds like making them the opposite of that, rather, contenders. ...
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Player asking for a free kick when ref calls advantage

Recently I played 2 games with the same ref, and both in multiple times in the game me(goalkeeper) came to claim a ball in a un crowded box with my hands, the forward with a very debatable chance at ...
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Red card-able offence in the buildup to a Goal

If during the build-up to a goal a player of the defending team commits what would be a red card offence, say a dangerous tackle, to which the referee plays advantage (maybe because in real-time they ...
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What is true bound of penalty area in soccer?

One of the necessary conditions for goal, goal-out or out-of-bounds in football is that ball crosses the pitch boundary line. Since boundary line is 12cm wide, it is my understanding that ball needs ...
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How is the expected goal metric calculated?

I've seen an article which states different parameters are considered (distance to the goal post, angle, body part which hits the ball, etc.) but not all of them are mentioned and they don't state how ...
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Does offsides in NFHS soccer overrule handing in the penalty box?

A1 is in an offside position at the moment A2 takes a shot on goal. After that, B3 (not the goalkeeper) deliberately handles the ball on the goalline between the goal posts. The ball goes to A1, who ...
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Can the goalkeeper play the ball again after missing a drop-kick release?

If the goalkeeper tries to release the ball using a bad drop-kick, but misses the kick and the ball lands outside the penalty area, can they run up and kick it?
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As an assistant coach, what is the best way to suggest a change to the coach?

I'm helping coach a U10 youth soccer team and ONE of the pain points for me is how frequently kids are subbed in. While all players play roughly half the game, there are only 2 substitutions made ...
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Has players coming to plead their case ever get a call rescinded?

Haven't watched a lot of soccer, but when a player gets given a card, you always see their team just start to huddle around the ref and it seems like try to plead their case? But in the amount of ...
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What are the different blows of the whistle of football (soccer) for a foul, start of game, end, ect

I am going to be playing football (soccer) with my friends, and I'm referee. I need to know what the different whistle blows. Please can anyone help?
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Advantage is given after a reckless slide tackle and the affected team scores. Yellow still to be given?

Orange team commits a yellow card slide tackle on blue, but play is allowed on through advantage. The blue team scores. Should the orange player still receive a yellow card for the challenge?
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Most hat-tricks in a single gameweek

During Gameweek 4 of the 2023/4 Premier League season, there were 3 separate hat-trick scorers: Son Heung-Min (Burnley vs Tottenham Hotspur) Erling Haaland (Manchester City vs Fulham) Evan Ferguson (...
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Are there any UEFA regulations for longer added time in football?

Recently we can see matches getting longer and longer. It started with Qatar and FIFA asking referees to prolong added time as much as possible, if there were any delays. Apparently more than 9 hours ...
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What's the highest percentage of a team's goals in one season to have been scored by one player?

This question was prompted by me watching Ted Lasso. I'm four episodes into Season 3 and it's strongly implied that new signing Zava has scored all of Richmond's goals up to this point. It occurred to ...
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Have all promoted teams from one season of the united German Bundesliga ever been relegated in the following season?

Have all the promoted teams in one season ever been relegated in the following season? The most recent season when this "almost" happened was 2012/13, when two previously promoted teams got ...
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Hitting a ball while gaolkeeper is kicking it [duplicate]

In football is it allowed to snatch a ball that the gaolkeeper is kicking which is in mid air
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Are people saying "It's coming home" in England for the women's world cup, somewhat comparably as they do for the men's world cup?

Or maybe is it not the same trophy, what 'it' is referring to (though I would think the cup Brazil got to keep was that anyways)? This saying gets said a lot during the men's world cup, there's even a ...
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Is a free kick justified in this situation?

I encountered a frustrating scenario in a soccer match that I would like your opinions about. During a play, the attacking player prepared to take a shot, but I was quicker and managed to kick the ...
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Why do goalkeepers wear highly-visible strips?

I understand the need to have a strip that differentiates goalkeepers from outfield players, but success in top-flight sport often depends on taking advantage of fine margins. Surely being highly-...
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Qualification of tournament [duplicate]

We played a tournament with 9 teams so the best looser is supposed to play the last team . We played and lost 1-0 and the other losers played and lost 2-1, 3-1 and 4-0. So who are supposed to qualify.
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What is the percentage of goals scored in extra time in the top 5 European leagues?

I was wondering what the percentage of goals scored in added time (45+1', 45+2', 45+3', ..., 90+1', 90+2', 90+3', ...) is. Are there any statistics showing this? Ideally, I would be interested in ...
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How much independence do continental and national confederations have to set rules different to FIFA's?

Since it started, football has had many changes, many of them introduced by FIFA such as red cards, offsides, goalkeepers not being allowed to handle backpasses, VAR, etc. VAR, for example, is not ...
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How much does it cost on average a ticket for a World Cup Qualification game in South America?

In South America (CONMEBOL Confederation) there is only one round of games where everyone plays twice with everyone. My question is, how much did a ticket cost for the last qualifiers, for 2022 World ...
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Can Liechtensteiner clubs compete in the UEFA Champions League?

I wonder if Liechtensteiner football clubs can compete in the UEFA Champions League?
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Do matches from the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions count for the FIFA ranking?

I was watching a Youtube video where a non professional soccer commentator stated that the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions is "not considered official by FIFA", whatever that meant to him. ...
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Can the goalkeeper grab the ball while his teammate is trying to kick the ball out?

Can a goalkeeper grab the ball by his hands while the ball is in play inside his penalty area and it's under control of his teammate and his teammate is trying to kick the ball out?
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Given these results, how would these teams be ranked in the UEFA European Championship?

Hypothetically, let's say England, Portugal, Croatia and Israel are drawn together for the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament. Let's also assume that the teams have a European Qualification Ranking of 5, 8, 6 ...
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How often has a team beaten another team from the same league four times in a season?

Manchester United have beaten Nottingham Forest four times in the 2022/2023 season. Twice in the League Cup Semifinal and twice in the league. I was wondering how often something like this has ...
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What does "chi" mean in football fan language?

In an English football match, a player left the pitch, giving the impression that he had been injured by another player, then went along the goal line and returned to the pitch without an injury. A ...
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In soccer, what's it called when the defender steals the ball by planting their foot and stopping the ball entirely? [duplicate]

In soccer, is there a name for the maneuver where a defender plants their foot directly in front of the ball? That is, the attacker is dribbling or going for a kick and, rather than trying to steal ...
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Why does Venezuelan national football team wear burgundy uniform?

Usually, a national football team's uniform color uses the nation's flag color. The Venezuelan national football team, however, wears a burgundy color uniform which has nothing to do with their flag. ...
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Soccer Offsides [duplicate]

I have a question about offsides like in the picture below. Let's say 2 offensive players are in a 2 vs 1 against goalkeeper... they already beat last defender. The offensive player then passes the ...
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