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Soccer / Football News

End of a Phenomenon

Brazilian star Ronaldo has confirmed in a press conference that he has scored his last goal in a prolific and storied career in football that saw him become the top scorer in the history of the World Cup.

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Soccer Player IQ Soccer Positions & Field Tactics

Responsibilities of a wall in soccer

There are two main reasons why a wall is created in soccer:

  1. Create an obstacle for your opponent who is trying to shoot/cross
  2. Aid your goalie who has a large net to cover
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Soccer / Football Opinion

Who is the greatest soccer player ever?

This is a very touchy subject.  The player I pick might not necessarily be the player you pick.  Plus, what are the standards?  Is it the player who scores more goals?  Well that’s not a fair measure because it will naturally favour forwards; the entire team works to provide the forward with the ball to score.  Is it the player who has the best tricks?  Most assists?  Most trophies?  You get the point….

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Soccer / Football Opinion World Cup Fever

Reasons England Will Never Win the World Cup

The pressure is on, the excitement is there, and the fans patiently wait for the England national team to succeed on the world stage. Unfortunately, for English fans, the English national team has not won the World Cup since 1966 and it will be a long time coming before they win again.

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Soccer Player Skill Development

I thought the toe-punt was a bad thing?

As kids, when we were first introduced to the sport of soccer, many of us used our toes to shoot – a.k.a the toe-punt.  Whether for reasons of comfort, instinct, or whatever it might have been, we used our toes.  Not only is this technique visible in youth learning the sport, but a classic example can be seen with inexperienced soccer players (of all ages) who kick a ball for the first time…not exactly graceful.

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Soccer Player Skill Development

How to instantly become a better dribbler

Before you can learn the fancy tricks, stepovers, spins and turns, there is one thing that all good and skilled soccer players have in common: the ball is attached to their foot.  Obviously I do not mean this literally, but to a certain extent, I do.

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Soccer / Football Opinion Soccer Player IQ

Why you should play on a balanced team

Deciding which team you should play for is a big decision for your soccer career.  The ideas mentioned in this blog are universal for all levels of play and age groups.  If you are so fortunate to have several options to teams to chose from then all the better.  On the other side you may have fewer options.  Either way there are a number of areas to consider and questions you should ask yourself prior to selecting a club.

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Soccer Player Skill Development

6 Things the Best Forwards have in common

There is more to being a forward in the game of soccer than just being an attacker or wanting to shoot and score.  All forwards in soccer have several unique qualities that separate them from the other positions on the field. 

1)      Instinct in front of the net: true forwards will have a knack for finding the back of the net.  They will be calm when that last touch is needed to score a goal. 

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Soccer Player Skill Development Soccer Training & Fitness

Ronaldo’s Dribbling Secrets

“Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I’d tell her I was going to school but I’d be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.” – Ronaldo

A skilled dribbler like Ronaldo can destroy even the best-organized defenses and embarrass opponents with slick footwork and improvisation. His perfected technique, combined with strength, control, speed, and awareness of other players on the field make him an masterful dribbler that leaves his fans in awe.