Football Simplified – A Simple Guide to World Cup 2010

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

To make things short and sweet, there are two teams each comprising of 11 players excluding any substitute players and the main idea is for each team to score goals in the opposing team’s goal area.

The cards

A Yellow Card is shown by the referee to indicate that a player has been officially cautioned. In football a player can still continue playing if he gets a yellow card, but if he receives a second caution (shown the yellow card again) and then he’s given a Red Card that means he must leave the field immediately and cannot continue playing, neither can he be replaced by a substitute player. These cards are only shown when a player does not maintain proper conduct and you’ll figure out what that means once you watch the match.

The positions

The Goal Keeper guards the team’s goal from being breached and they’re the only players who are allowed to touch the ball with their hands. (There are no substitute goalkeepers.)

The Midfielders have to maintain possession of the ball, taking it from the defenders and passing it to the strikers or opposing players.

The Defenders play behind the midfielders and provide support to the goalkeeper as well as prevent the opposition from scoring a goal.

The Center Back has to stop opposing players from scoring and to bring the ball out from their penalty area

Strikers have to score goals whereas an attacking Midfielder role is to create goal scoring opportunities.

The wide Midfielder has to deliver crosses into the penalty box and outpace defenders while doing so.

The wingback has to provide support to the strikers. Even though they can defend, their main purpose is to back the strikers up.

The defensive Midfielder screens the defence by tackling the opponent’s attackers and defenders.

Full backs have to prevent opposition players from cutting or crossing the ball back in to the penalty area.

The Sweeper is a versatile center back that ‘sweeps up’ the ball if the opponent manages to breach the defensive line


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