Category Archives for Soccer Advice

Best Soccer Players of All Time

If there is one thing guaranteed to inspire a passioned debate amongst soccer fans, it is who they believe are the best soccer players of all time. There are so many variables in terms of the era they played, the teams they played for, their positions, and even how much footage there is of them […]

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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 score, the dominant side or the events which occurred during the game, were entirely different in the second half, compared to the first half. Of course, […]

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What Does FC Mean in Soccer?

As is the case with most sports, 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 […]

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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?

If you have ever seen or heard soccer commentators, reporters or even players talking about ‘caps’, ‘being capped’, ‘first cap’ and other similar terms, you might have been puzzled about what a cap actually means. Let me say before someone jumps the gun, that we are most definitely not talking about a cap being worn […]

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What Is A Hat Trick In Soccer?

Whether you play soccer, watch soccer or best of all, do both, you have almost certainly heard the term ‘hat-trick’ either from another player or from the commentator. If you are unsure what the phrase hat-trick means in soccer, then in simple terms it occurs when a player scores three goals in a match. However, its […]

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How Many Players on A Soccer Team?

Every team sport that exists has rules relating to how many players are allowed to play for a team at any one time. With American football it is 11, for baseball, it is 9, for basketball it is only 5, and for soccer, the number is usually 11. We say usually because there are many circumstances […]

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