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
Soccer is also know as the “beautiful game”, and rightly so — most of the time.
During a soccer game, when adrenaline is pumping and emotions are high, people (players, coaches, fans, even referees in some cases!) can get carried away and do something that goes against the rules of the game.
In these cases, the game becomes less “beautiful” and more “brutal” in the way that events unfold.Continue reading