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Shoot To Score It's Football Baby

Apr 25, 2008
No matter what activity is involved on the playing field the object is to score the points that mark your skill in the game. Rarely will a player be rewarded for a near miss and there is no such thing in football. The ball must be completely past the goal line or it doesn't count. In football, any time a ball is on the line it is ruled to be still in play whether it is only partially on the goal line or the out of bounds line.

A scoring goal in association football can be credited to any player so long as they were the last to touch it before its crossing the goal line. The "own goal" score occurs if a defending player touches but does not prevent a goal for their opposition. Scoring goals can be denied by the referee in the event he has witnessed a foul or other misconduct anywhere within the time the ball has come into play and the actual scoring event.

Association football has several well-defined methods for placing a scoring kick. There is the obvious goal made during the regulation play on the field. There are also several instances where a team is allowed a penalty kick as compensation for the opposing team having made an infraction of the rules.

The indirect free kick is awarded when a player has committed a non-penalty foul. This type of foul is usually for technical violations such as being out of place or offside, touching the ball twice after a restart or if play must be stopped to send off a player. Unless the foul occurred in the goal area the indirect free kick must be taken from where the foul took place. The ball must be stationary at the point of the kick with any opponents at least ten yards from the kicking player. This maneuver is called an indirect kick because a goal cannot be awarded unless the ball has been touched by at least one other player after the kick. If a goal is made directly, the point is not awarded and a goal kick is issued.

When a goal kick is awarded the ball may be placed anywhere within the defender's goal area and all other of the opposing team's players outside this area. Once the ball leaves this penalty area it is considered back in play. A scoring goal can be awarded if the ball passes directly into the goal. However, an "own goal" score cannot be awarded in this instance nor can a player be charged with an offside offense. If a defending player touches the ball in this instance before it leaves the penalty area the kick is set up and retaken.

The placement of the ball and the players is strictly governed during a penalty kick. The kicker must remain in the penalty kick area until the ball has either scored or been handled by another player in case of a miss. The kicker is not allowed to touch the ball a second time before it has been played by another player even if the kick has rebounded from a goal post directly back at him.

During a penalty kick all players but the kicker and goalkeeper must be behind the kicker and at a regulation distance of usually ten yards. During a penalty kick the goalkeeper is not allowed to move forward to intercept the ball and is only allowed lateral movement from side to side.
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