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NO. It does not matter if the ball is played by a defender before or after entering the circle or being played by the attacker. The ball must be played in the circle by an attacker, then go in the goal without having left the circle, for a goal to be scored and awarded.

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Q: In field hockey I know that if a player hits the ball from outside the circle a goal will not count however is the same true if it takes a deflection off a defender?
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