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What is a Sweeper Keeper? (And How to Play One)

Every team relies on the goalkeeper for one major job – keep the ball out of the net.

More often than not, the keeper’s duties will revolve around the penalty area.

They may, occassionally, have to move forward to close the gap on an attacker or narrow the angle available for shooting.

The job of a sweeper-keeper stretches further than the traditional duties of keeping the ball out of the net and making saves.

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