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An own goal occurs in association football and other goal-scoring games when a player scores a goal that is registered against his or her own team. It is usually accidental, and may be a result of an attempt at defensive play that failed or was spoiled by opponents.The term has become a metaphor for any action that backfires upon a person.In association football, when players kick or otherwise cause the ball to go into their own side's goal, it results in a goal being scored for the opposition.An own goal cannot be scored directly from an attacking throw-in or a defending free kick (a corner kick will be awarded to the attacking team if so should happen), and under certain other circumstances (for example, directly from a corner kick, although it is just a theoretical situation).It doesn't matter if the defending team violates the rules when a goal is scored, so an own goal can be scored with the hands.[citation needed] In addition, the back-pass rule prohibits goalkeepers from handling the ball with their hands when receiving a deliberate pass from a teammate that is made with their feet (the pass can be made with all the others parts of the body except hands).The player who does this is personally "credited" with the goal as part of the statistical abstract of the game unless a goal is scored after a shot (by the attacking side) is deflected into the net by a defending player. In that case, officials determine if the original shot was on target. If so, the attacker is awarded the goal, even if the shot would have otherwise been easily saved by the goalkeeper. Some scorers will give credit to the attacker if the defender's mistake caused the own goal, similar to ice hockey.

Author: LaMigraSoyYo
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Added: October 20, 2008