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Why is field hockey played with water on the field?

The game was being played on artificial turf. According to Wikipedia: There are three main types of artificial hockey surface: - Unfilled or water-based – artificial fibres that are densely ...
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Third umpire in Hockey and Football sports

There is video replay in all common forms of both football and hockey: association football has video assistant referees. American football has instant replay review; actually performed by the ...
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Why is back-stick penalized?

The rule exists for safety reasons, both historically and today. You can only play the ball using the left-hand, flat face of the stick, which places it on the right side of the body. When two ...
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Can an own goal be scored in field hockey?

In field hockey, a goal can only be scored if the ball is played by an attacker inside the circle, then crosses the goal-line under the crossbar without leaving the circle in between. This applies ...
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