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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Why is AS Roma already qualified of the round of 32 after 4 played rounds?

In the Group A of the UEFA Europa League 2020/21, AS Roma is already qualified, but my question is WHY? Look at the table after 4 played rounds: AS Roma has now 10 points. When AS Roma loses the ...
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Whats the best way to stop a passing? [closed]

I just need to know if i need to play football, and is football safe?
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In what circumstances, the referees would make the ball stop and drop the ball to restart?

I am playing a mobile game "DLS2021" and one of its new upgrades is that when the ball touches the referee, the game stops and then the referee needs to drop the ball for the team which was ...
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Will I lose muscle memory for a sport if I've been injured for a few months?

I play football(soccer) and I've gotten a knee injury for about 4 months now and I should be fully fit by the end of the year. Will I get significantly worse when I return or will the muscle memory ...
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Ethics/commonality of sports teams scoring more points at end of a game they are clearly winning

In general, is it considered unsportsmanlike to continue scoring points at the end of a game that has clearly already been won? Or is it generally the standard that teams continue to score points as ...
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How to decide winner in football if match ties in extra time?

In Cricket if the Super Over also ends in a tie, the winner is typically decided by the number of boundaries scored throughout the match. So how they decide the winner in football if match tie in ...
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VAR check after match end?

Man Utd were awarded a match-winning penalty at Brighton following a VAR check from referee Chris Kavanagh - after he had already blown the full-time whistle. A question: According to the literature, ...
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In American soccer, why is it that the women’s soccer league clubs are not allowed to implement the ‘Designated Player Rule’?

Why isn't the ‘Designated Player Rule’ rule, which allows the men's soccer league teams to sign star players, also been applied in the NWSL just as it is in the MLS? Thus, the women's clubs are ...
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Why isn't the playing time for women players in sports like soccer shortened in a similar way in which the playing time for women's tennis is?

If women playing for shorter periods of time makes for better marketability in tennis, why isn’t the same logic applied to other (even more) physically grueling sports like soccer where players play ...
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Why does League Two have more promotion places than the Championship and League One?

There's something I've always wondered regarding the Football League's structure: There are three teams promoted/relegated between the Premier League and the Championship; There are three teams ...
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Third umpire in Hockey and Football sports

Why there is not a third umpire in Hockey or Football sports as it is in Cricket sport?
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How often do shots hit the post and/or bar?

I am looking for sports intelligence (stats) for soccer shots hitting the post and/or bar. The leagues I'm tracking are the Bundesliga, EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 (France) and MLS (USA). How many ...
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Can you throw in the ball in soccer while twisted?

Is it illegal to throw in a ball with the lower body turned in one direction ( i e below waist)and the upper body in another? That is if I twist myself and try to throw in a ball?
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Is neck pain a common side-effect when diving?

I've been getting a lot of tightness in my shoulders and neck after doing diving practice. I wonder if it's because of the impact when I hit the ground and my head shakes a bit. Are there any ways to ...
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Why is the ball hitting any part of the arm now a handball?

During the past season or so I've noticed in most cases when the ball touches any part of a player's arm handball is given. Either the handball rule has changed or the introduction of VAR in top tier ...
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UEFA European Championship 2020 Group Ranking

I'm developing a spreadsheet to emulate the tournament 'wallchart' you get for football tournaments. The regulations governing the ranking of teams (Article 19.04 found here) states the following: On ...
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Is this player offside? [duplicate]

Considering all opposing players are on the left side of the pitch, is player 22 offside ? I drew this on paint so please pardon the laziness. Might seem odd as a question but all opposing players are ...
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Will goals be disallowed if striker's foot is in a dangerous position?

Was having a doubt when I came across this video recently. Edison Cavani Amazing Disallowed Goal vs. Barcelona. The goal was ruled out for offside. But suppose there was no offside and Cavani tried ...
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Do position and role mean the same thing in football?

Messi's position is forward. Is it correct to say his role is forward? Do position and role mean the same thing?
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What are the various rules for placement of goal kicks?

I have seen goal kicks placed in various spots within the box, and then there are kicks where the goalkeeper can handle the ball and drop-kick it. What determines these different cases?
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Betting value, with our without bookmaker margin

I am trying to find the value of a bet, with my percentage, that some team will win to see if i think there is value in some bet. My question is, should i include the bookmakers margin, when i ...
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From how deep in the corner can a free kick be spotted?

Watching a match now, the forward was running toward the goal line, halfway toward the corner, protecting the ball, looking for a corner kick. He was obviously fouled by the defender, pushed into the ...
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Why is MLS having 9AM matches?

The Toronto FC and DC United were scheduled for a match at 9AM on July 12, 2020 during MLS is back tournament. The match was however postponed due to potential COVID-19 positive tests. What I find ...
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How long does advantage last in football?

I've seen the referee award advantage (and the announcer will indicate as much). I get the sense that advantage only lasts for the next couple of touches. I've seen possession get turned over and a ...
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Keepers saving with the other hand

It's a pretty common sight to see keepers save a shot that is outside the box or from a distance with their other hand ie. if the ball is heading towards the right hand side of the goal(from the ...
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What are the sports facilities at the Orlando Disney World?

I've been both a little amazed and confused the past couple of weeks as the NBA and MLS plan to resume play in Orlando after COVID-19 related shutdowns halted the leagues' seasons. Both leagues are to ...
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What's the most number of players substituted at once in a soccer game?

On June 24th 2020, Ole Gunnar Solskjær the manager of Manchester United made a quintuple substitution against Sheffield United. Manchester were leading 3 - 0 in the second half, and with the game in ...
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Do in-swinging corner kicks generate more goals than out-swinging corner kicks?

When lofting a corner kick into the air, many teams prefer to put two types of spin on the ball: The ball curves towards the goal from the general direction of the midfield (an "in-swinging"...
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Do goalkeepers always go to the ground to collect a rolling ball?

I've only recently become interested in international football. I notice that, what seems like is all of the times, the goalkeeper will go to the ground to collect a rolling ball. Is this a rule? ...
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Where should the ball touch the foot when juggling in football?

To be better in juggling a football, I need to have the ball touch a specific area of my foot, where is it? Is it the middle of somewhere between instep and toes? or somewhere else like the following?...
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Football during the COVID-19 lockdown [closed]

During the next few months, we will have football behind closed doors. Teams like Liverpool and Dortmund always have a great impact from their fans, whereas some teams play better in away environments ...
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How to beat a defender 1v1 on the wing?

Imagine you are 1 v 1 with a defender, you accelerate to one side, and once both of you are at full pace you change direction. If the defender knows that I will change direction, but doesn't know when,...
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Association football: when is a player no longer in offside position? [duplicate]

I have never found an answer to this simple question, in the rules of Association Football, nor from any "experts" (who usually do not even understand what the question is about). Suppose a player ...
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The goalkeeper mistakenly kicks the ball into the goal during kicks from the penalty mark

There is a video of a kick taken during kicks from the penalty mark. The goalkeeper dived and blocked the ball from going into the goal. However as the goalkeeper was standing up immediately from the ...
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Age restriction [closed]

How does the age restriction rule applies in football, is there any regulation by FIFA or CAF. If a player is registered while under age, will that player still be eligible to play under that age ...
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Where does injury prevention exercises fit in a middle school soccer practice session?

I have been coaching 7th grade soccer for about two seasons now, going into my 3rd this quarter, and I want to include some sport injury prevention exercises in my 1 hour and a half practice session. ...
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Soccer offside by interfering with an opponent?

When a player in an offside position makes any move to allow a goal to be scored, after a deflection of an opponent, should the goal be allowed or not and why?
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In soccer, is it a foul if a player kicks a goalie's hand when trying to kick the ball?

At a soccer game last night I was playing goalie. The ball was bouncing around in front of the net, and I was trying to grab it with my hand while the opponent was trying to kick it into the net. ...
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Soccer team lineup announcement time

Ignoring player positions, Is there a time by which a soccer team lineup has to be announced? I'm looking at English Premier League in particular. I.e. Is it known at least X minutes before kick-off ...
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Is Drop-kick allowed when free kick is awarded inside the box

On Sunday, in Liverpool vs United, on 93rd minute Mata was given offside, both the refs had given offside (they showed offside signs and ref whistles too). Alisson caught the ball and took a drop-kick ...
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Can physios receive red cards?

I've seen several times people on the bench receiving yellow or red cards: substitutes, manager... I wonder if a physio can be sent off, consequently he can't heal a player anymore.
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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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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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