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What Is A Red Card In Soccer? Full Guide
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What Is A Red Card In Soccer? Full Guide

What is the meaning of a red card in soccer? In the game of football/soccer as called by most countries a red card only means one thing. It is a card that the official, who is usually the referee pulls out for a foul play which results in the immediate dismissal of a player from a game. And note; There can be several other reasons why a soccer player can have a red card pulled out on him. A soccer player can likely get a red card if the referee has earlier on pulled a yellow card twice on him. This scenario automatically leads to a red card in soccer as the red card follows after two yellows have been brandished to a single player in a game. Once this is the case, the player is asked to leave the pitch, sometimes he or she can be suspended for one match or more matches depending on ...
What Is VAR In Soccer?
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What Is VAR In Soccer?

In professional soccer, four referees are on the soccer field to monitor and oversee the events of the game. They include the main referee who enforces the laws of the game on the pitch, two linesmen who are well placed to see offside runs, and the fourth referee who is near the dugout to manage substitutions. This was the case in the past but evolution in technology has resulted in the services of a 5th referee who is the VAR, video assistant referee.  With VAR, there is a central location where the events of the game are being monitored with multiple camera angles to help slow down, zoom in and analyze questionable plays and decisions.  READ: Giannina Maradona – All You Should Know, Career, Net Worth. Decisions here being that we've seen cases where the decision of the main r...
How Long Is Extra Time in Soccer?
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How Long Is Extra Time in Soccer?

The game of soccer lasts for 90 minutes at the professional level and these 90 minutes are broken down into two halves of 45 minutes each known as the first half and the second half. These halves also have additional time or stoppage time and this allows for more time to be added to the game at the end of each half of soccer. Meanwhile, during a competitive league season, soccer games end with a draw, win, or loss at the blast of the final whistle. The teams that win gain 3 points, the team that loses gets no point, and both teams share 1 point each if the match ends in a draw which can be scoreless or with goals. Let's take a look at tournaments like the FIFA World Cup, Euros, AFCON, Copa America, and the likes where there must be a winner when the knockout stage is reached.  Onc...
What Is A Box-To-Box Midfielder In Soccer?
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What Is A Box-To-Box Midfielder In Soccer?

The role of a box-to-box midfielder in that game of soccer is one that requires the player to have superb energy, and stamina t last the whole 90 minutes on the field and more if the case arises. These players are very knowledgeable of the game and are usually assigned leadership roles in teams.  Some fans of the game are not yet conversant with this term in the game and really don't know which players in the middle of the park they can classify as box-to-box midfielders. This article will explain more regarding this soccer midfield role as you read on. What Is A Box-to-Box Midfielder? A box-to-box midfielder is a player that plays both offense and defense and alternates between roles when required in the course of a soccer game. They can be referred to as extra defenders because ...
How Many Players Are On A Soccer Team?
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How Many Players Are On A Soccer Team?

The game of soccer has been a major source of entertainment to sports fans around the world, and most importantly, the fans of the game. I could even say that soccer has entertained for centuries and continues to do better in recent times.  However, some folks who weren't fans of the game in the past but are beginning to come around would have questions regarding how many players are on a soccer team at any point in time. This question can be answered by folks and professionals who are conversant with the round leather game and this article will answer all questions in this regard.  A soccer team consists of 11 players that can be on the field at any point in time. Therefore, when both teams on the soccer field are considered, we'll have a total of 22 players on the field at any p...
What Is A Cap In Soccer? (Guide)
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What Is A Cap In Soccer? (Guide)

The game of soccer comprises a lot of terms that a good number of fans are not yet conversant with. Therefore, you'll find them asking what these terms mean. One of the prevailing questions is; What are caps in soccer? The term applies to both male and female soccer and we'd be explaining what it means in this article. Do well to read on and understand what caps in soccer entail. In soccer, a cap is a term used to describe the number of games or how many matches a player has played for their international team. A soccer player's international team is his or her country's senior national team. For instance, a former player like Landon Donovan earned 157 caps for the USMNT. The term caps in soccer easily pass for the number of appearances that a player has made for his country's sen...
What is ECNL soccer? All you should know
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What is ECNL soccer? All you should know

It comes as no surprise that the organization of a game results in its growth and development and it is one of the reasons why ECNL was created. However, some questions persist about it such as; What is ECNL soccer? ECNL soccer is a national youth soccer league that comprises boys and girls who are under the ages of 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. The goal of ECNL is to enhance the development of youth players with the aid of programs that allow young players to showcase what they've got in them with regard to the game of soccer. ECNL (Elite Club National League) soccer comes with an ECNL soccer league that prioritizes excellence and respect for diversity. The long-term goal of the ECNL soccer league is to provide the US Soccer National Team with quality players that come through their r...
What Is Relegation In Soccer? – Full Guide
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What Is Relegation In Soccer? – Full Guide

Relegation in soccer is very common in league competitions in Europe and other continents and can be described as soccer's justice system. The latter is so because the concept ensures that the worst-performing teams in a league season do not play any part the following season but are demoted to the next lower league. Meanwhile, it comes as no surprise that many Americans are not familiar with the concept of relegation in soccer. This is down to the fact that  Major League Soccer and other American soccer leagues do not embrace the concept of relegation.  Therefore, in the MLS, teams are not relegated. This article will throw more light on what relegation means and will enhance your understanding of relegation in soccer. Relegation is said to have occurred when a soccer team loses ...
What Is A Brace In Soccer? (Full Guide)
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What Is A Brace In Soccer? (Full Guide)

It should come as no surprise if every soccer fan has had the term brace being used when a player scores two goals in a soccer game. After all, being a soccer fan means that you make out time to watch soccer games, and also hear some of these soccer terms being used by commentators. Meanwhile, a brace in soccer means that a player in a team has scored just two goals in a single game. If he scores more than two in the game, it is no longer a brace and may be referred to as a hat trick, or other unofficial names based on the number. Scoring goals in the game of soccer requires some effort and not all players, even the attack-minded players are favored with the luxury of scoring one goal in a game, not to mention two.  Goals have to be scored in a game for excitement to be derived fr...
Soccer Field vs Football Field – A Comparison Guide
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Soccer Field vs Football Field – A Comparison Guide

Size of soccer field vs football field The round leather game of soccer is arguably the most popular sport in the world but is yet to attain such height of popularity in the United States.  This is due to many reasons and one of them is insufficient information regarding the basics of the sport. The sport is very entertaining but comprises some aspects that not many soccer fans are prepared to get abreast with despite the entertainment they derive from the sport regularly. This includes basic information on the rules of the game and these are technicalities of the game that soccer fans should know of. For instance, a good number of soccer fans in America struggle with details on the size of the soccer field where these games are played. Therefore, we've come up with this article ...