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 cardContinue 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
We owe a lot of iconic moments to some of the greatest teams in the soccer history.
However, there have also been many defining moments of individual brilliance the sport has seen throughout the years.
One such moment is the day that Czech footballer Antonin Panenka decided to take an unconventional spot-kick.Continue reading