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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 Player Skill Development

How to increase your chances of scoring

Many soccer players feel they cannot take a shot until they have either completely faked-out a defender, or until they have come the door-step of the net. What’s important to remember is that the more shots you take in a game, the higher the potential for a goal is to be scored. However, it is important to take educated shots.

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The key to Playing Winning Soccer

The KNVB, Royal Dutch Football Association, is one of the most decorated and respected football associations of all time.  They have produced the likes of Johan Cruyff, Marco Van Basten, Clarence Seedorf, Wesley Sneijder, and the list goes on and on.  More importantly, however, the KNVB is known for the style of soccer it promotes: they encourage technical excellence.  There was a period in the 1970’s when the KNVB was playing beautiful soccer, but they were not winning anything.  During that period they played their rivals – the Germans – and lost numerous times but suggested they were satisfied because they played a nicer game.