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Syed: “It Is Increasingly Difficult to Do Well in Competitions”

Syed: “It Is Increasingly Difficult to Do Well in Competitions”


Super Syed is one of the top freestylers in South Africa. Apart from his amazing upperbody moves, he is also known to collaborate with Kamalio, another world-class freestyler....
Dribbling

Dribbling


How to dribble with the ball Dribbling is done with the inside, outside and the sole of the foot. You should be able to run with the ball...

Ball Control


How to control the ball Ball control is one of the most essential skills in football: a poor first touch and the play is usually over for the...
Kicking

Kicking


How to kick the ball Kicking the ball is a fundamental skill in soccer used for passing and shooting. Producing a good kick is mostly about balance and...
Soccer Freestyle Tutorial

Soccer Freestyle Tutorial


Press on any image to see an animation. Special thanks to Sputnik and Owen4Ever for their help in compiling this tutorial.

Soccer Drills


Attacking drills Shooting drill 1. 2. 3. 4. This is a good drill to warm up for a game or scrimmage. There is a distributor on top of...
Soccer Positions

Soccer Positions


Goalkeeper The goalkeeper is the only player who is allowed to touch the ball with his hands. Also, he is usually the only player with a full overview...

Dribbling and 1v1


How to dribble with the ball Dribbling into space When you have the ball and there is open space in front of you, take it! By dribbling into...
Finishing and Shooting

Finishing and Shooting


How to shoot the ball Placement, power and surprise When you’re close to the goalkeeper, the focus should be on placement. Good placement requires composure and knowing the...

Stretching Exercises


Obliques (External & Internal Oblique) Trunk rotation Trunk-sided bend Back (Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major) Buttock (Gluteus Maximus, Medius & Minimus) The muscles on your buttocks (glutes) work...

Euro 2016


Group stage Group A 10 June France Romania 2 – 1 (St-Denis) 11 June Albania Switzerland 0 – 1 (Lens) 15 June Romania Switzerland 1 – 1 (Paris)...

19th Century: Britain


Football or soccer as we know it today emerged during the late 19th century in England. At a meeting of the London Football Association in 1863, the game...
The Middle Ages: Mob football

The Middle Ages: Mob football


Origins of mob football Various ball games emerged in Britain between the 7th and 9th century. These are commonly referred to as mob football. The rules of mob...
Ancient Ball Games: The Mediterranean

Ancient Ball Games: The Mediterranean


Episkyros (Greece) Around 2000 BC, the Greeks played a game called episkyros. The game was played primarily by men and sometimes women. Regardless of their gender, the Greeks...

World Cup 2006


XVIII World Cup Tournament Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup for the second time, since 1974. Seventeen years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the nation reopened...

Euro 2004


Group stage Group A Greece – Portugal 2-1 (12 June) Hosts Portugal lost to Greece in the tournament’s opening match. Just in the 7-th minute of play, Georgios...

World Cup 1998


XVI World Cup Tournament In the summer of 1998, France became the seventh nation to win the World Cup. The French squad displayed impressive work in defense and...

British vs American Terminology


British – American attack – offence bar – post boots – cleats cap – appearance (in an international game) clean sheet – shutout counter attack – fast break...
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