Category Archives for "Soccer Basics"

What is an Olimpico Goal in Soccer? (The Nearly Impossible Goal)

Key moments are what makes soccer games so exciting.

Moments when a player executes an outrageous skill or when a defender makes a last ditch goal-line clearance.

Instances where a playmaker threads a perfect through ball, or an attacker scores a brilliant goal – fans of the game absolutely love those.

One of these moments is when a player scores an “Olimpico” — one of the rarest types of goals seen in soccer.

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What is Gegenpressing? (The Full Explanation)

Gegenpressing is basically the German version of the term “counter-pressing”.

For people who know what the term means in soccer, it’s fairly obvious how the name ties in.

The counter-pressing style of play has a long history of use in modern soccer, but we can trace its roots back to the earlier years of the game.

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What is “Total Football”? (Origin and Tactics Explanation)

Total Football is a tactical theory of football where every outfield player is not restricted to a fixed role or position, and involvement in ALL phases of play is most crucial instead.

That’s a very simplistic explanation… but we’ll get into more detail soon.

The key point to note at this stage is that the Total Football system allows for extreme levels of tactical and positional fluidity, like no other system out there.

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How to Score from a Set Piece in Soccer (All 4 Explained)

A set piece is one of many ways by which a team gets an advantage to create a chance for a goal.

It is also sometimes referred to as a “set-play” or a “dead ball”.

As is the case with open play goals, a set-piece goal can be a result of -great teamwork, a mistake from the opponent, a training ground move, or individual brilliance.

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What Is A Green Card In Soccer? (Explained)

When you hear the term ‘green card’, soccer is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Soccer fans are more familiar with the cards that referees actually use during a game – the yellow and red cards.

Both cards are more known for their application in discipline, as referees use them to either give warnings or send a player off the pitch.

Referees may also use them for players and coaching staff that are not actually on the field of play.

There is one other card in soccer though – the green card

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