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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Player with 350 or more goals in domestic league [duplicate]

When Messi passed 350 goals for Barcelona, I asked this question, but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Who has scored more goals than Messi for a single club? Edit: I was specifically asking for the ...
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What is the longest time a football team has gone without being behind?

Meaning, being in a winning or drawing position. For context, if a team won but was behind during the game it doesn't count. 1. In the top 5 leagues? 2. In any league, if this information exists?
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Splashing water in football

I recently came across a video in which players were playing football in a heavily water logged pitch. It makes me wonder if players are allowed to take advantage of this by kick a puddle (like a fake ...
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Where can I get data for individual player statistics in European football? [closed]

I am doing a research paper on European football, and I am looking for individual player statistics. For example, numbers on detailed stats like shots, shots on target, passes, tackles, blocks, ...
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Where do I look for Articles on 1941-1942 FC Barcelona season

Today I learned that FC Barcelona came close to relegation in 1941-42 La Liga season. I want to read more details about it. I Google it but there is not much info available other than https://www....
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Red carded player [closed]

Can a player who received a red card during the game play the next game if the referee did not submit a report stating the player who received the red card during the game? Report shows no red cards ...
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Is it an offside in this case?

When two players are facing the goalkeeper alone. and the first player passes the ball to the second and he scores. notes: The moment when the ball was passed to the first player none of the two ...
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Greatest number of own goals in Europe

Which player has scored the greatest number of own goals in the top five European Leagues (as measured by UEFA coefficient: La Liga, Serie A, Premier League, Bundesliga, Ligue 1)?
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Offside or not?

In a football match, a forward walks back in an offside position, but not included in any play. Ball gets played from the middle of the pitch, a defender heads it and it goes to the forward 1 - ...
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Why there are too few black goalkeepers in high-level football?

I'm watching a football match, and a black goalkeeper is guarding one of the goals. This seems to be very rare by my observation. For example, in the 100m dash, all the recent Olympic and World ...
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Which female football players have highest goal per game ratio for national team?

We have similar question for men: Who is the best striker (best goals/appearances ratio) with 25/50/100+ national caps? So it seems quite natural to ask about women, too. Which female footballers ...
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Footballers with most free kicks scored

Who are the footballers with most free kicks scored? We all remember Juninho Pernambucano, but who else?
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Celebrate title after red card

If a player receives a red card during the final of a football tournament and leaves the pitch, can he goes back and celebrate the title, if his team wins? Do you remember such a case?
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Why has soccer become so famous worldwide?

This article shows an image where most popular sport by country can be checked. It's a bit old (from 2006), but I guess not old enough for having changed a lot since then. Clearly, soccer is the most ...
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Would you have called this a penalty?

I was reffing a boys high school soccer game. Home team player dribbled into the box and before the defender could challenge he got a shot off on net that was saved by the keeper. Half a second after ...
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Ball goes out of bounds inside box

So during a soccer game I refereed, a kid took a goal kick and somehow managed to kick the ball out of bounds before it left the box, like in my beautiful diagram below. Would this be a redo of the ...
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What do referees say to footballers after they score?

Watching football games and highlights I often notice the referee saying something to a player who has just scored a goal. I can imagine if the player has celebrated too much it would be related to ...
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Brutal accident against goalkeeper (Andrada vs Dedé) must he have been sent off (as he was)

Here is the play. It was yesterday in a Copa Libertadores match. The header ended in the goalkeeper's face. The referee decided to send off the player with the VAR. The rules of soccer are not really ...
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Who is the "winner" of each leg of a two-legged football match, or a match that goes to penalties?

Match #1 Europa League, quarter-finals, 2nd leg: After 90 minutes Besiktas was up 2-1 against Lyon. Because of the aggregate score of 3-3 (Lyon won 2-1 in the 1st leg) they had to play extra time and ...
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Is quick corner kick permitted in association football?

Can a corner kick be taken quickly the same way a free-kick can ? That is, so long as the kicker does not require that the 10yds be enforced.
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What is the name of this kind of pass, done with the outside of the foot?

I found a thread in Twitter where they show a pass by Lionel Messi. Next messages show others players performing it such as David Silva. Is there a specific name for this kind of pass or is it just ...
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Multiple yellow cards at a single free kick for encroachment

Is it acceptable (or even permissible) to award more than one yellow card to encroaching players on a free kick? My memory from 15 years ago is that we were told only the first encroaching player ...
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Why was Messi not on the UEFA shortlist for 2018 Player of the Year?

This is Lionel Messi's 2017/18 season: La Liga Copa del Rey Spanish Super Cup Onze D'or Most goals Most assists Most key passes Most chances created Most dribbles Most MOTMs in Europe's TOP 5 leagues ...
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Do goalkeepers return faster than field players from injury in football?

Goalkeepers in football are of course not as physically active as the field players. I was wondering whether this means that goalkeepers are allowed to return from an injury earlier than field ...
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If a goalkeeper is substituted during kicks from the penalty mark, can they later be substituted on again?

Suppose, for whatever reason, a goalkeeper is substituted off during kicks from the penalty mark. Can they later be returned to the field by substituting back on?
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What is the minimum age of a coach in a football leagues like premiership, La Liga and Seria A

At what age can a coach or a manager can manage a team and what is the minimum age required to be a coach in any of the following leagues? La Liga Premier League Serie A German Budesliga
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How much is Cristiano Ronaldo Salary at Juventus [closed]

I want to know the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus and how much is his weekly Pay after tax
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Why do coaches reveal the actual formation of their squad in association football?

Commonly, before a broadcast football game you will see the positions of each team's players on the field. Now since this can't be enforced as a rule, wouldn't it be strategically benificial that ...
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Is the convention for reporting football results universal?

In Britain (and throughout Europe and the football-playing world), it is the normal convention to state the name of the home team first and the away team second. So when the results are read out on ...
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Which FIFA World Cup qualifiers have never faced each other in the final round of any FIFA World Cup tournament? [closed]

Which FIFA World Cup qualifiers have never faced each other in the final round of any FIFA World Cup tournament?
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When and where will all fixtures for the Bundesliga 3 be available for 2018/2019 season

I'm trying to find out exactly what date 1860 Munich are playing Hansa Rostock. Some websites say from the 1-4 March but without an exact day. Some websites only have a limited number of fixtures till ...
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Should Jorgensen have been sent off for his DOGSO foul in Croatia-Denmark (2018 FIFA World Cup)?

I am of course referring to the foul that occurred at the 113th minute of the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark, when Rebić would have scored an easy goal had he not been fouled in the box ...
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Why was the 1-1-8 formation popular in 19th Century football?

Today I learned that 1-1-8 is one of the oldest football formations. It was widespread in 19th century. Why this unusual formation was so popular?
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How many players a club can sell during a single transfer period?

I wanted to know how many players a club can sell during the transfer period? Are there any rules that FIFA (or UEFA) have issued regarding this matter?
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Is there a fixed duration for celebration in football

In this video, you'll see on multiple occasions that a team celebrated just a tiny a bit too long, the referee let the match continue while the team is celebrating and the second team took the ...
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How much is the cost for a team to be registered in the CONCACAF Champions League?

I'm wondering how much is the cost for a team to be registered in the CONCACAF Champions League. E.g, let's say the champion club from Haiti wants to play in the first phase of the CONCACAF Champions ...
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Is "What happens on the pitch stays on the pitch" appropriate sporting behavior?

(I asked this question on IPS.SE however I have altered the question to get a different insight from more sport minded people) Recently, a new friend of mine started up a 5-a-side soccer session in ...
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Why does football still use the offside rule? [duplicate]

There used to be other sports like field hockey where they used to have an offside rule. To continue with the example of field hockey, the games were too defensive, and they weren't that many goals (...
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Which club started the tradition of ball juggling during the presentation of newly signed player?

When clubs sign new players they usually organise a presentation for them, where players juggle the ball. I'm wondering which club/player started this tradition. E.g, here is the video of Real Madrid'...
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Lowest ball possession in the final match of the World Cup

In the final match of the World Cup 2018 against Croatia, France won having 39% of possession of the ball (34% or even 32% according to other sources). In contrast, possession of the winner of other ...
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Players to score a goal and an own goal in a single World Cup game

Mario Mandžukić of Croatia scored two goals in the 2018 World Cup final against France, one of which was an own goal. How many times has a player scored a goal and an own goal in a single World Cup ...
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Does VAR allow referees to ignore unintentional fouls?

Referees used to ignore unintentional fouls, like unintentional handballs, but it seems that with the introduction of VAR in this world cup, they're not ignoring anything. For instance the penalty in ...
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Lowest percentage of non penalty goals scored by World Cup golden boot winners

With only the final match of the 2018 World cup remaining, Harry Kane of England has a commanding 3 goal lead cushion for winning the Golden Boot. Kane scored 6 goals in the tournament, 3 of which ...
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How are stoppage time goals deduplicated from regulation time goals?

In football, goals can be scored in stoppage time, say the 46th minute of the first half, and also in the 46th minute of the game in the second half. Is there any way of differentiating / ...
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Why were the Football Euro championships such small tournaments decades ago?

I have looked a bit into the past of the Football European Championships and I noticed that decades ago, they were really, really minuscule tournaments, if you take a look at the "Euro" 1972 in ...
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Why were MLS-style tiebreakers discontinued?

In the 1980s and 1990s the NASL and MLS used an unusual kind of penalty shoot-out to decide drawn games. The system used was like that used in hockey: starting from 35 yards out, an attacking player ...
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Has any FIFA World Cup winner ever had all their knockout stage matches won in extra time/penalties? [duplicate]

Croatia is going into the World Cup finals having won their 3 knockout matches so far in extra time/penalties. If they bring their match against France to extra time and win, they'll have done it in ...
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Players who have won Champions League / Copa Libertadores and World Cup in the same year

This ESPN Stats & Info twitter feed states: 10 players in World Cup history have won the Champions League and World Cup in the same year. With Real Madrid's Raphael Varanae of France, and Luka ...
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Why is the Croatian football team so successful despite having a population of only 4 million people?

Not only did they crush Argentina by 3-0 in this 2018 world cup, they also humiliated another traditional 'football power' England and made it to the finals despite their population being less than ...
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Most extra time games played in a World Cup

Croatia has played in the extra time of each of their first 3 knockout stage games in the 2018 World Cup. They played Denmark, Russia, and England in the round of 16, quarterfinals and the semifinals ...

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