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Questions tagged [penalty-shot]

For questions regarding the rules or extra information about penalty kicks (penalty shots) in sports such as association football, hockey, rugby etc.

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Penalty Shot out [duplicate]

What is the rule should the Goalkeeper save the penalty, (as in a case I experienced), the ref blows his whistle then the ball which went away from goal had some backspin on it and slowly proceeded to ...
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Hasn't Kasper Schmeichel broke the rules when saving Modrić's penalty during the World Cup 2018, Round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark?

Law 14 - The Penalty Kick - 1. Procedure explicitly states that: The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has been kicked. ...
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Is it a foul to pause during a run-for-shot in penalty shootout? [duplicate]

During the penalty shootout of Croatia vs Denmark of World Cup 2018, in Croatia's 2nd shot (Andrej Kramarić vs Kasper Schmeichel), when Kramarić was running for a shot, he paused briefly before ...
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Why is a penalty not given if a goal comes right after the foul?

In the game between Spain and Russia, in the World Cup 2018, one Russian defender (Ignashevich) tackled a Spanish player (Ramos) inside the Russian penalty area (video here or here). This was ...
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A strange kick from the penalty mark scored: should a goal be given? [duplicate]

During October 2017, a football game in Thailand went to twenty (20) rounds of sudden death in kicks from the penalty mark. The twentieth kick for the team going first hit the crossbar and deflected ...
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What is the distance allowed for the goalkeeper to be off the line during penalty kick? [duplicate]

Recently, I saw a video showing a penalty kick replayed twice because the goalkeeper advanced from the goal line. My question is: what is the distance allowed for the goalkeeper to be off the line ...
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In which year of the Campeonato Paulista the teams would dispute penalty shot-out before the game in order to win a point in the case of draw?

When I was younger I remember watching some football matches in Brazil. Now, I don't remember if it was the Brazilian league of if it was state leagues inside Brazil. But I am almost 100% sure that ...
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What is the percentage of game won in alternating penalties format for team going first?

What is the percentage of game won in current format of alternating penalties for team going first in top European football competitions? Main reason for asking this question is ABBA system for ...
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Penalties scored by both feet?

Bobby Zamora and Obafemi Martins have scored with both feet on kicks from the penalty mark in the Premier League. So, I'm interested in knowing, whether there are any players that have done the same ...
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Highest number of penalties missed in a shoot-out?

In an International Champions Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United, the score was 1-1 after extra time. During kicks from the penalty mark, of 10 kicks taken 7 were missed. What is the ...
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What happens if an own-goal is scored during a delayed penalty shot (ice hockey)?

The NHL rules are contradictory in this circumstance, and do not specify what course of action is to be taken. I know this is a little contrived, but is not a long-shot to occur. Relevant rules, ...
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Are players allowed to convert a penalty kick into a “multiple passes goal”? [duplicate]

Is it legal in football that a player scores a goal in penalty by creating a pass (in forward direction as per rules) to another teammate and get passed back and repeat the passes until they want to ...
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What happens after eleven kicks from the penalty mark?

On April, 20 2017) Besiktas and Lyon took eight (8) kicks from the penalty mark each. What would have happened if the balance had kept up to the eleventh (11th) kicks? Which player would have taken ...
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Do minor penalties become penalty shots when there is “insufficient playing time”?

A couple of situations that call for minor penalties in the rulebook become penalty shots if they are committed when there is "insufficient playing time" to serve them (applies to regulation and ...
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What is the most penalty kicks missed by a football team in one game?

In week 28 of 2016-17 Premier league, Bournemouth missed 2 penalty kicks against West Ham and still managed to win the game. It had been a long time since I had seen that happen - excluding penalty ...
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When is it a free kick inside the penalty area? [duplicate]

I have seen many instances were athletes have taken a free-kick inside the penalty area. Its like a usual free-kick with the wall trying to block the shot however taken inside the penalty area. In ...
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Penalty taker pauses during the run-up: legal or not?

When taking a penalty, some players pause during their run-up, before kicking the ball forward. Occasionally they halt long enough and the goalkeeper goes one way, then they shoot. Is this legal or ...
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Penalty kick after time expires - should the referee play rebounds on for longer?

It is well known that a soccer referee should allow any team to play a penalty even if a period of play has ended. Should the referee allow the team who has the penalty to continue the penalty kick ...
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Penalty shootout with unequal number of players?

A penalty shootout involves a best of 5, with 5 different players (who finished the match) from each team taking shots, alternating. If both teams score the same number of goals, it goes to a sudden ...
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Keeper putting the ball onto the penalty mark

In football, is a goalkeeper allowed to pick up the ball and place it back down onto the penalty mark before the referee starts the penalty kick? I do not see any rules in FIFA that would permit or ...
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What happens in a penalty shoot out if the ball goes outside the area, then into the goal?

If in a penalty shoot out the ball hits the goalpost and lobs outside the penalty area and then returns back into the goal without touching any player, will it be considered a goal or not? Please ...
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How much of a skill difference is there in penalty taking/defending between professionals and everyone else

People often talk about penalty kicks in soccer/football as if they were a guessing game, where the keeper tries to guess to what part of goal the the penalty-taker is going to kick the ball before ...
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Are players allowed to pass a penalty kick?

I saw a video of Johann Cruyff passing a penalty kick, isn't that against the rules?
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Penalty conversion rates: Football (soccer) vs Hockey

What's the conversion rate of penalties in football vs. ice-hockey? I realise that it would be different/dependent on the league but any two major leagues of comparable level would be interesting. For ...
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Why did the NHL ban the spin-o-rama?

In 2014, the spin-o-rama shootout (and penalty shot) tactic was changed from 'explicitly allowed' in pre-2014/15 rules: The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360° turn as he ...
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Football penalty shootouts: Germany wins 71% of the time, England 17% only. Any reason?

See the same question posted by me on Quora. I was surprised to read the following statistics regarding the success rate of national teams in football penalty shootouts:  NATION  PENALTY ...
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

When doing a penalty shootout, is it possible for the opposing team's goalkeeper to take a kick? I've never seen it happen, but it seems that since the goalie is part of the team, he/she should be ...
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Are penalty shots counted in goalie's saves percentage and goal against average?

Two statistics, that are most frequently given for ice-hockey goaltenders are save percentage and goal against average. Are goals from penalty shots counted into these two statistics? (I mean ...
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Which is more likely to result in a goal: a penalty shot or a power play?

Statistically speaking, is a hockey team (in the NHL) more likely to score on a power play or with a penalty shot? Often times this is something I wonder when a player is tripped on a near breakaway ...