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Is accidentally hitting the opponent's foot (while he is kicking the ball) a foul in soccer?

The official rule leaves room to interpretation, and referees have guidelines (protect the players) and VAR: A tackle or challenge that endangers the safety of an opponent or uses excessive force or ...
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Is accidentally hitting the opponent's foot (while he is kicking the ball) a foul in soccer?

What does "accidental" mean? A "fair tackle" is when the tackler makes clear contact with the ball. One is always allowed to play the ball. However beware that if you mis-time the ...
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Which was the reason the groups in the 1950 FIFA World Cup were created so unevenly in the amount of teams per group?

There should have been fifteen teams, with three pools of four teams each, and a pool of three teams. These were drawn in May 1950, with India in Group 3 and France in Group 4. Both withdrew from the ...
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How far has a national team gone in an international tournament without conceding a goal in open play?

Not sure if this is a complete list, I could've missed some teams that conceded multiple penalties: Colombia won the 2001 Copa America without conceding a goal. Cameroon won the 2002 African Cup of ...
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Can a team be disqualified if they accumulate too many yellow cards?

It's possible, but unlikely. The Laws of the Game specify that "a match may not start if either team consists of fewer than seven players". Therefore, if a team were unable to field enough ...
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Did Pelé receive 7 physical Ballon d'Or?

Pelé would have never been able to receive the Ballon d'Or, as it was originally intended for european players playing in europe. From the Wikipedia page for the Ballon d'Or: Originally, it was ...
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Did Pelé receive 7 physical Ballon d'Or?

The France Football cover is very clearly photoshopped: they appear to have taken a stock image of a Ballon d'Or, photoshopped one into his hand, and photoshopped the other six in front of him. There ...
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