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This is required so that teams are able to change sides of the field for the same technical reasons why they change sides at half-time, e.g, equal field/weather conditions, wind direction, fan seating, etc. Note that now rules (Law 7 - The Duration of the Match - 2. Half-time interval) explicitly state that: Players are entitled to an interval at half-...


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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 benefit from the advantage and penalises the offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue at that time or within a few seconds. The referee allowed to ...


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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. Also, when a game is being decided by penalties, then all players must have taken one penalty each, before a player can take a second penalty. So, a goal ...


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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 that the goalkeeper not only can take a kick, but must take a kick before any of the other players take a second kick.


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To answer your question(s), the rule is to discourage intentional fumbling. It was added following the 1978 season in which the famous "Holy Roller" play occurred: The rule was put in the rule book after the Raiders beat the Chargers on an intentional forward fumble in 1978. Once the season was over, the rule as you have quoted was put into effect. ...


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There are only two (different) actions when you are permitted to reach beyond (over) the net: blocking and attack hit. After making an attack hit, you are allowed to pass your hand beyond the net, but the contact must have been made within your own playing space. I.e. you are not allowed to touch the ball beyond the net in this case. (Obviously, for this to ...


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No goal. This is a basic rule of football: it's the position of the ball that matters, not the players. Specifically quoting from the Laws of the Game, Law 10 - The Method of Scoring (page 35): A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar (my emphasis). In your example, the whole ...


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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 apply when kicks from the penalty mark are being taken. This means that, since no other description is given, Law 14 (governing Penalty Kicks during the game)...


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The goal area - colloquially known as the six yard box - serves a number of purposes. Its primary purpose is to designate the location from which goal kicks are to be taken. On p. 51 of the 2015/16 FIFA Laws of The Game: A goal kick is a method of restarting play. ... The ball is kicked from any point within the goal area by a player of the ...


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In the NFL, if the score is tied at the end of the fourth quarter, the game goes into overtime (OT). The current overtime rules follow a modified sudden death format. In this format, the first team to score wins the game, unless a field goal is scored on the first possession of overtime. In that event, the team that did not score is allowed one ...


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Actually, yes, it would be your point if it hits your opponent before touching the ground - but only if the ball has not passed the end of the table already. Rule 2.10.01.03: if, after he or she has made a service or a return, the ball touches anything other than the net assembly before being struck by an opponent; and Rule 2.10.01.04: if the ...


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When the ball is in play, the assistant referee will do their best to remain in line with whichever one of the second closest defending player to the goal line; the ball; or the halfway line is closest to the goal line (p.86 - FIFA 2014/15 Laws of The Game). They will generally side-step, only running facing the goal line when required to do so to keep up ...


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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 than the goalie and the penalty taker) can enter the penalty area or penalty arc until the ball is kicked Assuming Cruyff's teammate didn't enter the penalty area ...


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Boxing has a win in 10 seconds via knockout, or instantly if the referee calls it.


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Different competitions have different suspension rules. However, in most major competitions, it is not the job of the referee to check for eligibility of the players in a team's lineup. That job is given to an official provided by the competition organizers. This official shall check that every player mentioned in the team list (including substitutes) is ...


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The penalty kick is a kind of penalty used if and only if a team commits an offense warranting a direct free kick inside its own penalty area, in which case, a penalty kick is used instead of the direct free kick. As this does not apply to indirect free kicks, nothing is special there. The only special case here is that there are specific offenses ...


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Yes. If both the offences deserve a yellow card each, the referee is obligated to show the player two yellows (and hence a red card). The referee must indicate that the first yellow is for the first offence and the subsequent yellow for the second offence. After the second offence, the referee must stop play immediately unless there is a clear goal scoring ...


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It allows for sufficient samples of fuel to be taken after the race to confirm that it complies with regulations. From an autosport.com article: The FIA needs that much fuel because initially it provides three samples, one that is tested by the FIA fuel specialist at the track, one that goes to an independent lab, and one that is retained by the team. Some ...


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There is no sudden death in football, overtime (OT), or extra time (not to be confused with stoppage/additional time) as it's called in soccer context, is played in two halves 2 x 15 mins. FIFA tried the sudden death concept several years back, it was called Golden Goal. The idea was that the first goal in the OT would be the tiebreaker. It got quite a ...


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I have found record of one sport that had an instant win move. The Mesoamerican ballgame, whose modern descendant is known as ulama, could be won with a single move: putting the ball through a ring. This was said to be so difficult that it rarely occurred. From Wikipedia: According to 16th century Aztec chronicler Motolinia, points were gained if the ball ...


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IFAB's Law on indirect free kick offences says that [a] goalkeeper is considered to be in control of the ball when: the ball is between the hands or between the hand and any surface (e.g. ground, own body) or by touching it with any part of the hands or arms except if the ball rebounds accidentally from the goalkeeper or the goalkeeper has made a save ... ...


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In answer to your first question, let's consider how it should be called. From Law 14 - The Penalty Kick, Section 1 - Procedure: The defending goalkeeper must remain on the goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has been kicked. The players other than the kicker and goalkeeper must be: at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the penalty ...


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In 1972 the NFL moved the hash marks closer together, "looking for a way to produce more action and more touchdowns, now that defenses have become so effective". The article goes on to add, Putting the ball in play farther from each sideline supposedly gives the offense more room to exercise its options. But it also becomes more seductive to try a field ...


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This is unsporting behaviour and should be cautioned. Quoting from the 2015-2016 Laws of the Game: If a player makes unauthorised marks on the field of play with his foot, he must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour.


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This isn't covered in the Laws of the Game. Law 17 - The Corner Kick says The ball must be placed inside the corner arc nearest to the point where the ball crossed the goal line Practically, what happens is that the ball goes out, the referee points to one corner or another and the game goes on, and players don't argue about it. I'm sure that if an ...


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This is covered by Law 3: The Players: Substitution Procedure: The substitution is completed when a substitute enters the field of play;from that moment, the substitute becomes a player and the replaced player becomes a substituted player. If the player receives a second yellow card while he is leaving the field, he is still the "active" player and is ...


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