Category Archives for Soccer Advice

Soccer Formations 4 3 3 – What Does it Mean?

One aspect of soccer that causes a great deal of debate and confusion is that of formations. A formation is a basic way the outfield players of a team line up in a match. It makes the most of the team’s strengths, and combats the threats which the other team may pose. Formations are an integral […]

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What is Offside in Soccer?

If you were to ask soccer players, coaches, and fans which regulation causes them the most frustration and angst, the majority answer will undoubtedly be the offside rule. Apart from the technical aspect of what the offside rules actually is, there are also the countless instances where goals have or have not been allowed based […]

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Best Soccer Players of All Time

Who the best soccer players in the world are is guaranteed to cause a debate. There are so many variables that a definitive answer is almost impossible. The era they played, the teams they played for and finally, the positions they played all play a part in this. We are going to list 7 players who […]

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Why is Soccer So Popular?

Whether you agree or not with the statement that soccer is the world’s most popular sports, when you look at some of the data in relation to its popularity it has a pretty strong case for that title. We will take a look at some of these in some detail, but plucking just one out, […]

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What To Eat Before A Soccer Game

You will undoubtedly have heard the phrase, ‘you are what you eat’, and in most cases this is true. If you stuff your face full of burgers, fries, cakes, and soda, then you can expect to add a few inches to your waistline and suffer from a lack of vitality.  If instead, you were to […]

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What Does A Yellow Card Mean in Soccer?

All sports have laws, rules, and regulations, and depending on which sport you are playing, if you do anything that contravenes them, there is likely to be some kind of forfeit or penalty. With soccer, the most common forfeit is a free-kick to the opposition team where they get to place the ball and pass […]

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How Long Is Halftime in Soccer?

One of the most commonly used phrases by soccer commentators and reporters is that a match was a ‘game of two halves’. The inference of the phrase means that the events which occurred during the game were different in the second half, compared to the first half. We can’t say this if it weren’t for […]

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What Does FC Mean in Soccer?

Soccer has its fair share of buzz words, technical terms, and abbreviations. To anyone who knows very little about a particular sport, some of these can be confusing, to the point of almost being bizarre. When it comes to soccer, there is no shortage of terminology with terms like scissors kick, dead ball, zonal marking, and […]

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Why Are Soccer Balls Black And White?

One of the great things about soccer is that the amount of equipment you need in order to play it is pretty simple and straightforward. Put it this way: if you have a ball, then you are good to go. Unfortunately, the soccer ball is almost taken for granted, but it does, in fact, have […]

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What Is A Cap in Soccer?

Have you ever seen or heard soccer commentators, reporters or even players talking about ‘caps’, ‘being capped’, ‘first cap’? You might have been puzzled about what a cap actually means. We are most definitely not talking about a cap being worn on the field of play, as is often done by goalkeepers to protect their […]

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