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Own Goal = Corner Kick?

posted Jan 11, 2013, 8:15 AM by RCR Webmaster
According to the laws of the game, if a player puts the ball into their own goal directly from a restart of play (e.g. free kicks, corner kicks, goal kicks etc.) without the ball being touched by any other player, a corner kick is awarded to the other team and not an "own goal" which it would appear to be. Such incidents are extremely rare.

Source: Wikipedia
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