Watch any professional game of football and you may notice that any time an attacker and goalkeeper go up for a challenge from a set piece and end up in a heap on the floor, it is (nearly) always the keeper who is awarded a free kick.  Why is this the case?  keepers may have the greater advantage of being able to use their hands, but it is still a seemingly inevitable fact that when there is a collision involving the keeper in the box, the attacking side will have the foul given against them….



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