passback

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passback

A player from one team knocks the ball back to a teammate; this is used to start the game and re-start after a goal.
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It was a tournament so dire that the present back-pass rule was introduced in 1992 to discourage overly defensive play, and three points were awarded for a win in the next staging of the finals in the USA.
It was a tournament so dire that the present back-pass rule was introduced in 1992 to discourage overly defensive play and three points were awarded for a win in the next staging of the finals in the USA.
Its arrival will mark the biggest change in the English game since the back-pass rule was introduced in 1992, preventing goalkeepers from picking up passes from team-mates.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS Trivia: Liverpool havenEUROt won the title since the back-pass rule was introduced.
Goalkeeping is a very different game now, of course - modern balls swerve about, especially the old World Cup Jabulani - while the back-pass rule means modern keepers need to be able to kick with both feet as well as any defender.
Only the all-seater stadiums, absence of Crown Paints from the front of the red shirt and the back-pass rule have served as a reminder of the 21st century.
Soccer Saturday has done to football broadcasting what the back-pass rule did to the game itself.
Watford challenging for the title, Oxford a top flight power, muddy pitches, scything tackles from behind ("play on"), no back-pass rule, Kevin Keegan bubble perms and only one substitute.
FIFA deserve a lot of credit too for their vision in the early 90s to abolish the back-pass rule and to remove the tackle from behind.
It started when the back-pass rule changed, plus the quality of players is better, so you've got to be on your toes all the time.
Millwall fell victim to the back-pass rule to give Preston a free kick well inside the area, but Reid managed to block Gallacher's drive form 18 yards.
The rapturous applause that invariably follows the simplest of passes, especially ones to the goalkeeper before the back-pass rule was introduced, is a case in point.