Soccer players are among the fittest sportspeople on the planet.
While they don’t require the energy resources of endurance athletes, they rely on nutrient-dense foods for high-level performance.
They are constantly moving and cover tremendous distances throughout a game.Continue reading
You must have heard the word “cap” used many times in international soccer.
Even without explanation, context provides some meaning to the word.
This is why, even for the most seasoned soccer fans, it can be hard to give a proper definition of the word.Continue reading
VAR (Video Assistant Referee) is one of the more recent additions to the rules of soccer.
This allows a second review by the referees for important moments in a soccer game with the aim of reducing instances of errors in judgment.
In this text, we take a look at the background of the technology, the way it functions, and the pros and cons of its implementation.Continue reading
In sports, a clean sheet refers to a game where a team prevents the opponent from scoring any goals or points.
In the same way, the team that prevents the other from scoring a goal in soccer keeps the clean sheet.
That term varies a bit in American culture where it is sometimes referred to as a “shutout” instead.Continue reading
For most soccer fans around the world, the system of relegation and promotion of clubs across various leagues is not foreign.
At least, not completely.
But just how much does this system affect the way soccer clubs are run?
And are there any genuine benefits to relegating and promoting clubs?Continue reading