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Penalty Kicks: An In-Depth Look

In the high-stress situation of close games, penalty kicks offer players a rare goal scoring chance. The penalty kick procedure is similar but not exactly the same as the penalty shootout process that some tournaments require to determine which team […]

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AC Milan v Barcelona 1st Leg Champions League Quarterfinals 2012

Away Goals – The Details Fans Should Know

With the quarterfinal round of UEFA Champions League already underway, we wanted to take a moment to explain the rules and usage of scoring away goals. Since AC

Soccer Rules Explained - Fouls and Misconduct

Misconduct – Yellow & Red Card Offenses

For those of you who missed the Copa Del Rey matches between Barcelona and Real Madrid, you missed some of the best soccer the modern world has

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Offside – A Closer Look

In the early 19th century, when soccer rules were primitive and lacked consistency, some clubs would leave strikers deep, beyond the last defender, attempting to send enormous through-balls.