When you watch soccer, you see teams making multiple substitutions throughout a game. If you’re wondering what the rules are regarding these subs, then you’ve come to the right place! I’m going to explain how substitutions work and what rules teams must follow. Soccer Substitution Rules: A team must name substitutes before kick-off Only players […]
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Whether you are a goalkeeper in a team, a parent of a child playing soccer as a goalie, or an avid fan watching the game, knowing the rules for soccer goalies is so important for understanding and enjoying the game. Goalies have one of the most unique roles of any player in the game of […]
While watching or playing soccer, you will probably have noticed that each team makes multiple substitutions during a game. These subs are not arbitrary, and there are strict rules around how and when teams can substitute a player. The most significant rule is how many subs a single team can make during a game.
Why do goalies wear different colors? When you look around a soccer team, one of the first things that catch your eye is that the goalie is wearing different colors from the rest of the team. Every other player on the team is matching but only the goalie of the team grabs your attention in […]
Knowing where and when a soccer goalie can and can’t use his hands to touch or pick up the ball is one of the most important things you need to know when it comes to understanding soccer. This article will walk you through the areas of the soccer field where the ball can be handled […]
One of the most exciting parts of a soccer game is when your team gets to take a corner kick. The opportunity is given to you to put the ball, almost unopposed, into the opposition penalty area where there is a good chance your team may get a shot on goal. So many important goals […]
Can you use your shoulder in soccer? If and when a player can use their shoulder during a soccer game has caused confusion for a lot of people. I used to be one of those people. But having found out the answer to this question I wanted to let you all know and give a […]
When a referee shows a yellow card to a player, it’s a significant moment in any soccer game. It can affect how a player continues to play or even if they are permitted to carry on playing at all. A yellow card in soccer is used by the referee to caution a player for unsporting […]
How does a Soccer Game End? When you first start to watch or play soccer there can be a lot of questions about how the game works. One of the important questions to know the answer to is what happens at the end of the game. You need to know when it’s finished. How […]
Can a Soccer Goalie Pick Up the Ball from a Throw-in? If you are the goalkeeper in your team, you will already know that some of the rules in soccer are different for you than they are for the outfield players. Being able to pick up the ball is one of them. But when it […]