Questions tagged [football]

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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Salah's goal assisted by Alisson Becker was not offside why? [duplicate]

Mo Salah's goal against Manchester United was not awarded offside. Plz tell me why as I did not understand it clearly.
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Confusion on offside rule

While watching the Liverpool vs Manchester United Premier League game in January 2020, I got confused on the offside rule when Salah scored a goal. Salah was well offside when Allison passed the ball ...
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Which soccer player played for the most national teams?

Alfredo Di Stéfano back in the 50's-60's played for Argentina, Colombia, and Spain. Many soccer players played for 2 teams, but that's the only case I know of someone playing for 3 teams. Was he the ...
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Where to get soccer data per period?

I have searched for period data in soccer - like number of goals in 15,30,45,60,75,90 mins (15 minutes interval) - but I can't find any. Do you know any site giving this data?
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Who receives the yellow card if no one approaches the ball to shoot a free kick?

A yellow card is usually given to free kick candidates when, in order to gain time, they take too much time to shoot. Usually, especially for defensive free kicks, the candidate is clearly identified ...
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How would a team be punished for fielding a suspended player?

If a player is red-carded and suspended for one match, but then plays during the match he's supposed to be suspended for, what happens to his team? Will they have to forfeit the match?
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What happens if kicks from the penalty mark are drawn indefinitely?

In football, what is the rule when both the team score equally indefinitely in kicks from the penalty mark? Do they keep going and going or will they toss or something to decide the winner?
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So’ton abbreviation

Why do some sports media and broadcasters (eg Sky Sports) routinely abbreviate Southampton FC to So’ton when they don’t abbreviate other, longer club names? For example, take the PL fixtures from this ...
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Who was chosen the best soccer player of the 1958 world cup, Didi or Raymond Kopa?

In this video, tv sport journalist Maldini claims in the 1958 world cup, Raymond Kopa was chosen the best player of the world cup over Didi, Pelé, Garrincha and Vavá. Best 11 soccer players of ...
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In which situations is a soccer player allowed to switch national teams?

In the past, soccer players could switch national teams almost as they wished. For example, Alfredo Di Stéfano played for the official all ages argentine, colombian and spanish national teams. Later, ...
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How much did soccer players run during a match back in the 60's in top level competitions?

I was watching a Youtube video by a sports journalist who is known as the journalist who manages the most amount of soccer statistics in the spanish speaking world. I myself have written some ...
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Which football team has spent the most money buying players over the last decade?

Which football club in the world has spent the most amount of money over the past 10 years?
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What is the greatest number of free kick goals scored by a player in professional football?

Which player has the most goals from free kicks in professional football history?
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What is the longest set of consecutive matches a player has managed to score in Europe’s top 5 Leagues?

How many matches in a row has a football player managed to score in Europe’s Top 5 Leagues?
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How to hit a knuckleball shot in football?

What is the physics behind a knuckleball shot? What makes the ball to take such an unpredictable course?
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Which Asian player has the most goals in Top 5 European leagues?

Which Asian player has the most goals in Top 5 European leagues?
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Is Ajax the first team not to qualify for the next stage (because they ended up 3rd) with as much as 10 points?

Last Tuesday, group H of the Champions League 2019/20 was decided, and the Dutch football (soccer) club Ajax ended up third place with as many as 10 points, failing to qualify for the next round since ...
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Why did penalty kick success rates suddenly drop from 2004 to 2005?

As featured in this answer, the penalty kick success rate in the Premier League was 92.3% in 2004, and consistently around 95% in the preceding seasons, but in 2005 it dropped to 77% and has stayed at ...
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Is penalty success rate increasing over the time?

As time goes by, the knowledge of football increases. And we learn more and more ( at least on paper) about how to shoot penalty better. Do the insights actually help football players in taking ...
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How do player-managers substitute players in football?

First of all, player-managers, when they play, should focus solely on the game - and not individual players - to be effective, so they shouldn't be able to know exactly how well individual players are ...
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Is there any rule regarding how quick a substituted player must abandon the field?

It's common for football players that are being substituted to "gain some time" by walking slowly out of the field, when it is in their team's benefit. Referees tend to tell them to hurry up, but many ...
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Second yellow in football

If a player deserves a second yellow should play stop immediately or can advantage be played and then the player sent off later?
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Why aren't UEFA Champions Leage group matches synchronized?

Most matches start at 20:00, but some start at 17:55. Neither the time difference, nor the weather, nor even the television rights holders seem to be able to logically explain a shift for a certain ...
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Interrupted Advantage Play

I am struggling to understand something about the advantage rule in football. What should happen when there is given advantage by the ref and after that there is a handball (talking about Ajax vs ...
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More than 11 players

Is there any instance of more than 11 players from one team, on field during a professional football match? If yes, then what action was taken against the team?
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Proportion of straight red cards in European football

What are the statistics on the proportion of straight red cards that are shown in European leagues? That is, red cards that are shown immediately, rather than after two yellow cards.
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Playing without boots [duplicate]

Today during Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Pierre Emerick Aubamayeng's boot came out after a tackle and he couldn't retrieve the ball, but in case if he managed to retrieve the ball, is he allowed to ...
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Have the three goalkeepers of a squad ever been used during a World Cup?

Usually, the same goalkeeper plays all the games during the competition, and I rarely saw the second goalkeeper playing, even less the third one. Have there been occurrences of teams having their ...
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Is Japan's Rising Sun flag banned by FIFA?

In this article, for instance, we see the text: the South Korean ministry noted that Fifa has already set the precedent of banning the rising sun flag at international football matches. I've ...
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What happened to Polish football in 2014? [closed]

I'm Polish and for my whole life I could just dream of spectacular successes of our national team, like in the 80s. However, about the year 2015 something changed, a lot. Our team started to mean ...
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For an average Champions League team, is it financially more worth it to go through to knockout stages or drop down in to Europa League?

3rd placed teams in the Champions League group stages go into the Europa League. I was thinking, assuming an average Champions League team, is it more worth it (purely financially speaking) to go into ...
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Why do German football clubs have a number in their name?

I am not referring the year of creation, which it seems German are very proud of (FC Schalke 04, Hannover 96). Why do some 1.Bundesliga or 2.Bundesliga teams have the number one and a dot: 1. Here ...
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Is there a football based game and training for two players?

How can two players play a football based game, so that they can develop the necessary skills to play the actual game (when played with team) and at the same time enjoy the game?
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What is the highest number of consecutive matches lost by a football player?

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) lost his 20th consecutive game in the Premier League. So I wonder which players have done worse than that ?
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Is there any point in training medium-fast running for football?

I define medium-pace running as fast running but where you aren't actually going all-out. Say fast all-out sprinting is what you can hold continuously for less than 2 minutes, and let's say jogging ...
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Defensive strategy for U14 football

I've managed the same group of underage boys players for the last 3 years. At U11, offside didn't apply, and I didn't concern myself with defensive strategy. At U12, where offside did apply, I ...
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Why is special case of handball above the shoulder allowed under the revised IFAB rules (2019/2020)?

According to IFAB's recent changes to the rules: It is usually an offence if a player: touches the ball with their hand/arm when: the hand/arm has made their body unnaturally bigger ...
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Champions League team distribution

How does UEFA decide how many teams per league are allowed to qualify for the Champions League tournament?
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What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game?

What is the maximum number of red cards a club has received in a single game? Please include any relevant match/ player details.
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Can a goalkeeper chip the ball to the head of a teammate from a goal kick to circumvent the backpass restriction?

If you've been following the 2019 International Champions Cup, you've certainly not missed Benfica's unorthodox goal kick against Milan (clip on Twitter). If you can't see the video, just know the ...
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Taking the ball after scoring penalty [duplicate]

Why do players intend to take the ball with them after they have scored a goal? In addition to this, the opponent players(especially goalkeepers) don't intend to give away the ball. What could be the ...
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Is this match in 2019 Taça de Macau is the most goals scored by a losing team?

The losing team, Hang Sai, scored 18 goals in this match (deliberately of course). Is it the world record of most goals scored by a losing team? Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ka_I_21%E2%80%...
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What are the rules for soccer/football goalies committing penalties inside the box?

During the recent Women's World Cup Quarter-Final, the French goalie performed a slide tackle inside the box against an attacker. She completely missed the ball and tripped the attacker. Why wasn't ...
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Use of VAR when taking corner kicks

Why doesn't the VAR get used at corner kicks, very often the ball is outside the semi circle, should a team score from the corner kick, should it be allowed
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Why do referees suddenly care so much whether or not the goalkeeper has a foot on the goal line during a penalty kick?

During the Women's World Cup 2019, the Nigerian goalkeeper defended a penalty kick in the 75th minute only for it to be retaken due to the fact that she did not have a foot on the goal line as the ...
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Group Stage Qualification Conundrum

We've had a bit of a situation in a tournament and I just wondered how other people would have solved it. See attached image for details. We had 3 teams who were very equal on many/all of the ...
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In football, a player is to be cautioned if he 'shows a lack of respect for the game': what does this mean?

Although the Laws of the Game say a player must be cautioned if he's guilty of unsporting behaviour, a direct definition of what constitutes "unsporting behaviour" is never provided (apart from a very ...
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How many potential different endings are there for a football match?

To narrow down the scope of the question, I mean a scenario of a World Cup final where by end of the day one of the teams is declared a winner. E.g. there's a team scoring more goals during normal ...
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In football, how should the referee deal with possible offside situations involving attacking/defending players off the field of play?

I personally think this is one of the most confusing aspects of the Laws of the Game. In particular, I'm referring to these two paragraphs (Law 11.4): (Defending players off the field of play) ...
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In football, do player wear the same jerseys that are sold to spectators?

In European football, in Paris-Saint-Germain for instance, or other Nike teams in general, and often in lots of european clubs, there are two types of jersey that are sold: A "classic" jersey, at 85€ ...