October 10, 2012

Can you score own goals directly from kick-offs?

"In order for a kickoff to be valid, the ball must be placed on the center spot, be kicked, and move in a forward direction (toward the opponent's goal). For this reason, own goals can only be scored directly from a kickoff if it is kicked into the air and carried backward by the wind, or is kicked so incredibly hard that it rebounds from the opponent's goalpost or crossbar and flies back into your own goal. Both scenarios would be considered an own-goal from kickoff, as no other player touched the ball except the kicker.
In short, it is technically possible under the Laws of the Game to score an own-goal directly from the kickoff, but you are unlikely to ever see it happen, ever."

You will find the previous answer when googling the title of this post. The definition of kick-offs as well as possible (but surely not that probable) circumstances are correctly exposed there, however, the final conclusion is wrong.

According to the Laws of the Game, kick-offs have to be practically considered as direct free kicks. As consequence, Law 13 has to be taken into account that expounds that...
  • ...if a direct free kick is kicked directly into the opponents' goal, a goal is awarded
  • ...if a direct free kick is kicked directly into the team's own goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing team.

Therefore, own goals may not directly follow kick-offs. The referee has to disallow the own goal and must award a corner kick to the opponents.

24 Comments:

  1. Another interesting topic to discuss.

    Is it possible that ONE player scores 3 valid goals under circumnstances that no other player played the ball between his 3 shots.
    Please argument your answer.

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  2. Valid goal = no own goal, only goals for his own team? If own goals are allowed, that is possible.

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  3. If you include own goals in your 3 "valid goals", that might happen:

    1. "Player X" scores an own goal in minute 45..=0-1
    2. "Player X" directly scores a goal from the kick-off in minute 45+1.=1-1

    The referee blows for half-time and hence does not allow the kick-off for "Player X"'s opposing team.

    3. "Player X" takes the kick-off at the start of the second half and directly scores.

    = 3 valid goals and no contact of any other player.

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  4. Friendly
    France - Japan
    William Collum
    Graham Chambers - Alan Mulvanny

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  5. I posted it but:

    Poland - South Africa
    Radek Příhoda - Patrik Filipek, Ondřej Pelikán (CZE) - Marcin Borski (POL)

    Brazil - Japan
    Marcin Borski - Rafał Rostkowski, Tomasz Listkiewicz - Adam Lyczmański (POL)

    I'll try to report both matches.

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  6. As far as I know, Polish referees have a relation to Japanese refereeing, so might this be a reason for that appt?

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    1. Yes, of course but the most important reason for this appointment is place. The match will be played in Wrocław :)

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  7. Mario Strahonja and his team with a very poor first half, especially the first assistant.

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    1. Belgium in the second half broke the Serbian team.But one serious mistake AR1 third goal- offside!

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  8. Discussion about that in the WC 2014 thread;)

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  9. 12 October 2012, 20.45, Warsaw (Stadion Narodowy)
    POLAND 1-0 SOUTH AFRICA
    Marcin Komorowski 82'

    Poland: 22. Przemysław Tytoń - 3. Grzegorz Wojtkowiak, 27. Marcin Wasilewski, 24. Damien Perquis, 14. Jakub Wawrzyniak (84, 10. Ludovic Obraniak) - 13. Paweł Wszołek (46, 21. Kamil Grosicki), 8. Grzegorz Krychowiak (65, 11. Rafał Murawski), 6. Ariel Borysiuk, 25. Artur Sobiech (75, 4. Marcin Komorowski), 18. Adrian Mierzejewski (58, 17. Arkadiusz Milik) - 20. Arkadiusz Piech (46, 19. Waldemar Sobota).

    South Africa: 16. Itumeleng Khune - 2. Luvhengo Mungomeni, 21. Siyabonga Sangweni, 14. Bongani Khumalo, 23. Ricardo Nunes - 24. Sifiso Myeni (65, 10. Teko Modise), 15. Dean Furman, 13. Kagisho Dikgacoi, 6. Lerato Chabangu (46, 12. Reneilwe Letsholonyane), 8. Siphiwe Tshabalala (76, 18. George Lebese) - 17. Bernard Parker (69, 9. Dino Ndlovu).

    Yellow cards: Damien Perquis 53', Rafał Murawski 90+2' - Dean Furman 33' (all for reckless tackles)

    Referees: Radek Příhoda, Patrik Filípek, Ondřej Pelikán, Marcin Borski


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    Radek Příhoda - 7,9
    Missed clear penalty to South Africa for Paweł Wszołek's foul on Sifiso Myeni (34'). All three cards for reckless tackles were correct. Missed two yellow cards to Reneilwe Letsholonyane (54', protests) and Siyabonga Sangweni (57', tactical foul). Good control, friendly approach, great fitness, satisfactory level of communication with players.

    Patrik Filípek - 8,6
    Correctly disallowed South Africa's goal after Siyabonga Sangweni offside (90+3'). In addition to this, two great onside-calls leading to dangerous actions. Sometimes not the best positioning and overall presence. However, great calls are his advantage.

    Ondřej Pelikán - 7,7
    Two clear mistakes when he missed obvious Tshabalala offside (it could have been a goal) and wrongly stopped the game after alleged Grosicki's offside (one to one situation). Two great onsides leading to dangerous situations. Bad positioning, not always in alert and he could've signaled a penalty to South Africa.


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    The match was played in a really high pace. Both teams was able to make great actions but shots accuracy was not the best, to formulate it kindly. Late Komorowski's goal decided the final outcome. From Pole's perspective, our team did a big progress with new coach and I'm waiting for POL-ENG clash in Tuesday. This match was surprisingly better than no one WC qualifiers game.

    Regards from Poland, Yun Hyeon!

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  10. 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - AFC QUALIFICATION
    16 October
    Qatar - Uzbekistan (Tan Hai - China PR)
    Iran - South Korea (Abdul Malik bin Abdul Bashir - Singapore)
    Oman - Jordan (Nawaf Abdullah Ghayyath Shukrallah - Bahrain)
    Iraq - Australia (Lee Min-Hu - Korea Republic)


    2013 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS QUALIFICATION
    13 October
    Botswana - Mali (Sylvester Kirwa - Kenya)
    Malawi - Ghana (Khalid Abdulrahman - Sudan)
    Morocco - Mozambique (Neant Alioum - Cameroon)
    Tunisia - Sierra Leone (Ali Lemghaifry - Mauritania)
    Senegal - Côte d'Ivoire (Slim Jedidi - Tunisia)
    Uganda - Zambia (Djamel Haimoudi - Algeria)
    14 October
    Burkina Faso - Central African Republic (Bouchaib El-Ahrach - Morocco)
    Togo - Gabon (Rajindraparsad Seechurn - Mauritius)
    Ethiopia - Sudan (Badara Diatta - Senegal)
    Cameroon - Cape Verde (Gehad Grisha - Egypt)
    Nigeria - Liberia (Daniel Frazer Bennett - South Africa)
    Angola - Zimbabwe
    Equatorial Guinea - Congo DR (Ousmane Fall - Senegal)
    Niger - Guinea (Bakary Papa Gassama - Gambia)
    Algeria - Libya (Mario Bangoura - Guinea)


    2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - CONCACAF QUALIFICATION
    12 October
    Antigua and Barbuda - United States of America (Neal Brizan - Trinidad and Tobago)
    Canada - Cuba (Javier Santos - Puerto Rico)
    Guyana - Mexico (Walter Alexander López Castellanos - Guatemala)
    El Salvador - Costa Rica (Mark Geiger - United States of America)
    Guatemala - Jamaica (Roberto García Orozco - Mexico)
    Panama - Honduras (Joel Antonio Aguilar Chicas - El Salvador)
    16 October
    Jamaica - Antigua and Barbuda (Wálter Enrique Quesada Cordero - Costa Rica)
    United States of America - Guatemala (Roberto Moreno Salazar - Panama)
    Costa Rica - Guyana (Héctor Francisco Rodríguez Hernández - Honduras)
    Mexico - El Salvador (Jafeth Perea Amador - Panama)
    Cuba - Panama (Stanley Anthony Lancaster - Guyana)
    Honduras - Canada (Mauricio Rafael Morales Ovalle - Mexico)


    2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - CONMEBOL QUALIFICATION
    12 October
    Bolivia - Peru (Carlos Alfredo Vera Rodríguez - Ecuador)
    Colombia - Paraguay (Sergio Fabián Pezzotta - Argentina)
    Ecuador - Chile (Héber Roberto Lopes - Brazil)
    Argentina - Uruguay (Leandro Pedro Vuaden - Brazil)
    16 October
    Bolivia - Uruguay (Víctor Hugo Rivera Chávez - Peru)
    Venezuela - Ecuador (Néstor Fabián Pitana - Argentina)
    Paraguay - Peru (Pablo Alejandro Lunati - Argentina)
    Chile - Argentina (Antonio Javier Arias Alvarenga - Paraguay)


    2014 FIFA WORLD CUP - OFC QUALIFICATION
    12 October
    Solomon Islands - New Caledonia (Peter O'Leary - New Zealand)
    Tahiti - New Zealand (Bruce George - Vanuatu)
    16 October
    New Zealand - Tahiti (Gerald Oiaka - Solomon Islands)
    New Caledonia - Solomon Islands (Kader Zitouni - Tahiti)

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    1. Thank you for the CAF appointments, very difficult to find

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  11. 2012 FIFA U-17 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP - AZERBAIJAN

    3rd place match:
    Ghana - Germany
    Jana Adámková, Lucie Ratajová, Adriana Šecová - CZE, Morag Pirie - SCO

    final
    France - Korea DPR
    Carina Susana Vitulano, Romina Santuari, Giuliana Guarino - ITA, Etsuko Fukano - JPN


    Interesting to see European referees in matches where European teams are involved. After Cardella Samuels (JAM) disaster FIFA don't want to take a risk :)

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    1. The FIFA policy about confederations is broken because they had many poor refereeing I think.
      Very important appointment for the Itlian trio, here Carina Vitulano is a Serie D referee (the fourth category), Giuliana Guarino Lega PRO (third category) and only Romina Santuari is in serie B, but without chance (IMHO) to be promoted in serie A.
      Here in Italy women have a totaly different consideration, than the international appointment, I don't know if this is just because they are not good enough or other matter.
      But probably in other federations, the female referees officiate only female matches... here not!

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    2. In women's football, they never cared about confederation neutrality.

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  12. Spanish appointments for CL and EL

    Europa League

    25 Octomber

    Referee: FERNANDO TEIXEIRA VITIENES
    Assistant 1: JESÚS CALVO GUADAMURO
    Assistant 2: JUAN CARLOS YUSTE JIMÉNEZ
    Additional 1: CÉSAR MUÑiZ FERNÁNDEZ
    Additional 2: JAVIER ESTRADA FERNÁNDEZ
    Fourth Official: ROBERTO ALONSO FERNÁNDEZ

    25 Octomber

    Referee: CARLOS CLOS GÓMEZ
    Assistant 1: PAU CEBRIÁN DEVIS
    Assistant 2: JAVIER AGUILAR RODRÍGUEZ
    Additional 1: ANTONIO MIGUEL MATEU LAHOZ
    Additional 2: CARLOS DEL CERRO GRANDE
    Fourth Official: ROBERTO DÍAZ PÉREZ DEL PALOMAR

    Europa League

    8 November

    Referee: DAVID FERNÁNDEZ BORBALÁN
    Assistant 1: RAÚL CABAÑERO MARTÍNEZ
    Assistant 2: JORGE CANELO PRIETO
    Additional 1: CÉSAR MUÑiZ FERNÁNDEZ
    Additional 2: JAVIER ESTRADA FERNÁNDEZ
    Fourth official: JOSÉ MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ MIRANDA

    Champions League

    6,7 November

    Referee: ALBERTO UNDIANO MALLENCO
    Assistant 1: ROBERTO DÍAZ PÉREZ DEL PALOMAR
    Assistant 2: JESÚS CALVO GUADAMURO
    Additional 1: FERNANDO TEIXEIRA VITIENES
    Additional 2: ANTONIO MIGUEL MATEU LAHOZ
    Fourth Official: PAU CEBRIÁN DEVIS

    Referee: CARLOS VELASCO CARBALLO
    Assistant 1: ROBERTO ALONSO FERNÁNDEZ
    Assistant 2: JUAN CARLOS YUSTE JIMÉNEZ
    Additional 1: CARLOS CLOS GÓMEZ
    Additional 2: CARLOS DEL CERRO GRANDE
    Fourth official: JAVIER AGUILAR RODRÍGUEZ

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  13. Romina Santuari missed a crucial offside, it was the 1-1 by Korea DPR.

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  14. Thanks a lot.
    Teixeira Vitienes with such experienced assistants could indicate a test (?), after he struggled in Gladbach-Fenerbahce. Still no debut for Mateu Lahoz then in UCL, perhaps that might follow on MD5/6 then.


    News I am very glad of:
    25 October

    EL: Alexandru Tudor, Cristian Nica, Aurel Onita, Ovidiu Hategan, Cristian Balaj, Octavian Sovre

    06/07 November

    CL: Ovidiu Hategan, Zoltan Szekely, Octavian Sovre, Alexandru Tudor, Cristian Balaj, Cristian Nica.


    Great that they see his talent. But in the end, I am thinking about the possibility that they blamed Kovács for the non given goal in Tottenham, because he is not there..

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    1. petschovschi13/10/12 20:16

      Indeed, Hategan will have his 2nd CL game after Apoel Nicosia- Shaktar Donetsk last season.

      About Tottenham- Lazio: few days after the game I read on a romanian blog that Hategan's performance was really appreciated by the observer (it seems even Platini was content, he was spectator at Spurs- Lazio). I repeat, I can't be sure about this info, but at least this is what I read on a romanian blog.

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  15. This is the actual scenario of Senegal - Côte d'Ivoire (AFCON 2013 qualifications), referee Slim Jedidi.
    Match was suspended in the last part of second half, the away team was leading by 2 goals, I don't know what happened, but those cars on the pitch are not a good signal.
    It seems that a war happened....
    http://s14.directupload.net/file/d/3042/tvmve7ea_jpg.htm

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  16. Exclusive photos from EURO:

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.474405795936926.117500.200321686678673&type=1

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.473737012670471.117290.200321686678673&type=3


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    @Chefren
    Unfortunately, it's quite normal in this part of the World... CAF is more strict in punishments last time, so we'll see their reaction.

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    @Niclas
    Is it true we're not going to write reports anymore?

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    Names David Elleray and Marc Batta in Szymon Marciniak matches say us everything.

    Nice to see Aytekin and Hategan in Champions League. They just deserved it even more than others (especially Hategan).

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    Champions League - 6/7.11.2012
    Paweł Gil (POL)

    Europa League - 25.10.2012
    Szymon Marciniak (POL)

    Europa League - 08.11.2012
    Robert Małek (POL)

    It seems Borski is out after his two weak performances in CL this season. Marciniak active all the time.

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  17. No (:O), that's not true.

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  18. BRAZIL vs YAPAN ;POLISH REFEREE-MARCIN BORSKI-ASSISTANT.1-RAFAŁ ROSTKOWSKI, ASSISTANT.2-KRZYSZTOF MYRMUS, FUTH-OFICAL-ADAM LYCZMAŃSKI. TOMASZ LISTKIEWICZ NO ASSISTANT-REFEREE MARCIN BORSKI FRIENDLYS METCHES BRAZIL 7 YAPAN

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