Soccer Player

By Connor and Daniel

"I learned all about life with a ball at my feet" Ronaldo

Soccer is an amazing sport that both of us would like to play professional some day. Here is some information we found about soccer.

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Positions

In professional soccer, there are 11 positions. There are three forwards, who try to score the goals, three middles, who can shoot and defend, and four defenders, who try to stop the other team from scoring. There is also the goalie, who tries to keep the ball out of the goal.
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Penalties

In soccer, there is a yellow, red, and blue card. A yellow card is a warning, and a red card is when you hurt someone. If you get a red card, the other team gets possession. If you get a blue card, you are thrown out of the game.

How to get There

To play professional soccer, it takes a lot of training and exercise. If you want to be good enough for professional soccer teams to accept you, you have to practice A LOT. Every four years, there are tryouts for professional soccer. You have to be at least 18, and the tryouts are during the world cup.

The World Cup

Every four years, there is a pro soccer tournament that only the international teams can compete in. Different countries from around the world play each other to see who is the best. There have been 19 world cups.
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HERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2014 WORLD CUP

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Best Moments & Highlights (HD)
As you can see, soccer can be challenging, and it takes a lot of practice to play professionally. Daniel and I think that this is a great sport and it would be fun to play it as a career.

TAKE A TEST!

1. HOW LONG IS A SOCCER FIELD?

a. 90ft

b. 110ft

c. 100ft

2. WHAT POSITION TRIES TO KEEP THE BALL OUT OF THE GOAL?

a. forward

b. goalie

c. center

3. HOW MANY POSITIONS ARE IN SOCCER?

a. 11

b. 5

c. 10

SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWERS

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