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10 Common Soccer Injuries (and How to Treat Them)

There’s nothing worse than watching a player go down with a soccer injury. But unfortunately, it does happen. When you’re playing an athletic sport like soccer that involves a lot of running, jumping, turning, twisting, etc… injuries are going to occur from time to time. Which is why all coaches, players, and parents should have basic knowledge on […]

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What is the Tiki-Taka Style of Soccer? (and How to Play It)

While you’re watching soccer on TV, you’ll almost certainly have heard the phrase “tiki-taka” used at some point. This usually occurs after one team strings together consecutive precise passes, weaving the ball around their opponents and giving themselves a great goal-scoring opportunity. Tiki-taka was largely made famous by Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team of 2008 – 2012, who […]

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How Many Players on a Soccer Team? (Official Rule)

Casual kickabouts with friends (and non-friends) can involve almost any number of soccer players because they’re mostly played for fun. But when it comes to proper soccer matches… You need to follow the Laws of the Game. Teams must have the correct number of players on the pitch. Different age groups and leagues can have their own rules about […]

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