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Own goal

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An own goal, also called a self goal, is where a player does something where they or their team scores a goal on themselves. This gives points for the opposing team. Most often when a football player kicks a ball into their own net or goal. It can also happen in hockey, basketball and hurling.

It is also used as a metaphor when someone tries something which goes wrong and benefits the opposition. [1]


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  1. "Terrorists killed by their own devices". The Independent. 1996-02-20. Retrieved 2023-04-25.