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Why is a penalty not given if a goal comes right after the foul?

This is due to the advantage rule, From Laws of the Game - Law 5: The Referee - 3. Powers and Duties: The referee allows play to continue when an offence occurs and the non-offending team will ...
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

Yes, they can. Example: During the 2012 UEFA Champions League final, Manuel Neuer of Bayern Munich took a penalty against Chelsea, when the game went into penalties. Please refer this wikipedia link....
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

The accepted answer is great but I might add that in kicks from the penalty mark to decide a winner, all eligible players need to have taken a kick before a player may take a second kick. This means ...
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Is it a goal if, during kicks from the penalty mark, the ball goes outside the penalty area and then into the goal?

On page 55 of the 2014/15 FIFA Laws of the Game, in the Kicks from the Penalty Mark procedure, it says Unless otherwise stated, the relevant Laws of the Game and International F.A. Board Decisions ...
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Are players allowed to pass a penalty kick?

According to the Law 14 in the IFAB laws of the game: The ball must be kicked forward The penalty taker cannot touch the ball until another player has touched it No player from either team (other ...
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Are players allowed to convert a penalty kick into a "multiple passes goal"?

Yes, absolutely. There are essentially only two major restrictions on play after a penalty kick: The player taking the penalty kick must kick the ball forward [...] The kicker must not play the ball ...
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Football penalty shootouts: Germany wins 71% of the time, England 17% only. Any reason?

The results, as presented on the webpage, are not that surprising. I downloaded the chart of all countries and ran a histogram of the performances (discounting countries that only had 1 or two ...
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

Of course it's legal and has happened many times other than the accepted answer's example. E.g José Luis Chilavert used to take penalties that were not even in penalty shoot-outs, as well as free ...
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Penalty conversion rates: Football (soccer) vs Hockey

It's way higher in soccer than ice hockey. In soccer, a penalty kick is quite close to an automatic goal, averaging around 85% in the English Premier League (source: My Football Facts), whereas in ice ...
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What happens after eleven kicks from the penalty mark?

In penalty shootouts in association football, a format of sudden death is followed if after 5 penalty shots each, the scores are still tied. If the number exceeds 11* penalty kicks each without a ...
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What is the distance allowed for the goalkeeper to be off the line during penalty kick?

According to the IFAB Laws of the Game, Law 14 - The Penalty Kick, 1. Procedure: The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has ...
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Why is a penalty not given if a goal comes right after the foul?

I shall leave details of the specific clauses that are relevant, and why this situation falls under their jurisdiction. Instead I shall address why you would want to design the rules like this: If ...
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Highest number of penalties missed in a shoot-out?

Taken from the excellent Penalty Shootout Trivia: In amateur and youth matches probably quite different records have been set; one particular instance went over the world in January 1998: a match ...
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Penalty taker pauses during the run-up: legal or not?

From IFAB Laws of the Game, Law 14, part 2, ... play will be stopped and restarted with an indirect free kick, regardless of whether or not a goal is scored: feinting to kick the ball once the kicker ...
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

An better example than Manuel Neuer would be Jörg Butt: "Known for taking penalty kicks, he scored 26 goals in the Bundesliga." Source
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Can the opposing team's goalkeeper take a kick in a penalty shootout?

Yes, it is legal - and as someone already claimed, even required if all other players have taken theirs. To give some examples: Manuel Neuer converted a penalty for Bayern Munich against Real Madrid (...
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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?

He leaves the goal line right when the shot is taken. This is quite normal behavior and accepted by the referees. It is very hard to see and the referee also has to watch the other players when they ...
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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?

There are likely two possible reasons this technical breach of the Laws was not penalised. The offence was so minor that the referee was unable to detect it. The referee applied his discretion under ...
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Is penalty success rate increasing over the time?

Considering Transfermarkt data on Premier League since 1992, I would say that the success rate has decreased over years. Year | Success rate (%) _______________________ 1992 | 93.4 1993 | 97.6 1994 ...
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Keeper putting the ball onto the penalty mark

You won't find any law against it because it is completely legal. It is a bit of a stretch see how this could be a problem. Any controversy here would most likely arise from the goalkeeper placing ...
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How much of a skill difference is there in penalty taking/defending between professionals and everyone else

Beyond a high school varsity player cannot kick as hard or as accurate is that the high school player would be much more apt to give away kick positioning through their body language, strike approach, ...
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Football penalty shootouts: Germany wins 71% of the time, England 17% only. Any reason?

The first penalty shoot out that England had was against West Germany at Italia 90. England of course lost. Peter Shilton was the England keeper, who at exactly 6 foot tall is smaller than most ...
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What is the most penalty kicks missed by a football team in one game?

Here's another interesting one: In 1989, referee Kelvin Morton awarded five penalties in a Crystal Palace v Brighton game, a Football League record. Palace were awarded four of the penalties, ...
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What is the most penalty kicks missed by a football team in one game?

I'm not sure if it's the team record, but Martin Palermo (in)famously missed three penalties for Argentina in a Copa America game against Colombia in 1999. Here is the YouTube video of the incident. ...
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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?

I finally found it! It was in Campeonato Paulista 2001 (Site in Portuguese). There are some stuff that was a little bit blurry on my head: I had the feeling that they would perform the shootout ...
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Why do referees suddenly care so much whether or not the goalkeeper has a foot on the goal line during a penalty kick?

One simple answer: VAR. As it is still a new technology, referees are unsure of the extent they should review decisions. In the past, when VAR was not used, referees were free of blame (to some ...
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The goalkeeper finds the ball first with his hands, is it a penalty?

Most likely, this is not a foul by either player. Neither player appears to act in a way to meet any of the requirements for a direct free kick that would be relevant, as Law 12, section 1 Direct Free ...
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Ice-hockey penalty shot saves

Regardless of when they are made, saves in hockey are defined by shots on goal. A shot, on the other hand is any puck directed toward the net. If the shot would have gone in the net without a save, ...
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Penalties scored by both feet?

Apart from players already mentioned in the question (Zamora, Martins, Brehme), I couldn't find anyone else who scored penalty-kicks with both feet in top level football (let alone in top European ...
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What happens if an own-goal is scored during a delayed penalty shot (ice hockey)?

(e) is what would happen. There's no reason this would be interpreted any differently than the rules regarding a power play; in particular: 24.6 indicates that only one goal can be scored or awarded ...
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