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.In association football, the goalkeeper occupies a position that represents the last line of defence between the opponent's offence and his own team's goal.^ Fullbacks are the last line of defense between the goalkeeper and the opposing team.
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^ A rectangular goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line.
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^ Players score a goal when they succeed in moving the whole ball over the opposing team's goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar.
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.The primary role of the goalkeeper is to defend his team's goal and prevent the opposition from scoring a goal.^ A penalty kick is a type of free kick in association football (soccer), taken from twelve yards (approximately eleven metres) out from goal and with only the goalkeeper of the defending team between the penalty taker and the goal.A penalty kick is performed during normal play.
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^ Permitted to handle the ball in his/her team’s penalty area, but also uses skills like punching to prevent the other team scoring.

^ The goal kick acts as a direct free kick, so if a player would kick the ball so hard that it would reach the opposing team's goal and score, the goal would count.

.The goalkeeper is the only player who is permitted to touch the ball with his hands or arms in open play (within his own penalty area).^ Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
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^ The goalkeeper is the only player allowed to handle the ball with his hands or arms, but is restricted to doing so within the penalty area (also known as the "box" or "18 yard box") in front of his own goal.
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^ Goalkeepers can only bowl the ball out under arm.
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.Each team is required to have a goalkeeper on the field at all times during a match.^ Added time was introduced because of an incident which happened in 1891 during a match between Stoke and Aston Villa.
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^ From the beginning of each playing period with a kick-off until the end of the playing period, the ball is in play at all times, except when either the ball leaves the field of play, or play is stopped by the referee.
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.If a goalkeeper is forced to leave the field due to injury or being sent off, another player must occupy the post, even if the team has no substitute goalkeeper available and/or has used up its allotted substitutions.^ If a player has been sent-off, no substitute can be brought on in their place.
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^ One player on each team must be designated as that team's goalkeeper.
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^ Therefore there is no offside rule except for the fact that an attacking player must not be in the goalkeeper's area before the ball.
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Goalkeeper is often abbreviated GK in lineup cards, match reports, and TV captions. .The terms keeper and goalie are also commonly used.^ FIFA, the sport's world governing body, defines the sport as association football in its statutes, but the term most commonly used by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee is football.
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This position is colloquially referred as 'custodian' or 'the man between the posts'.
.When assigning numbers to players on the team, if a squad number system is not in use, the number 1 shirt is usually reserved for the goalkeeper.^ In some states teams are allowed substitutes however many states now use an interchange system.
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^ In general play, the goalkeeper is the only player allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, while they may also occasionally use their torso or head to intercept a ball in mid air.

^ In general play, the goalkeeper is the only player allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in mid air.
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.Notable exceptions include Argentine Ubaldo Fillol, who wore the numbers 5 and 7 at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups, respectively, and Vítor Baía, the Portuguese keeper who wore 99 in the latter part of his career.^ UNICEF and the 2006 FIFA World Cup .
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^ Football in Bahrain Football is the leading sport in Bahrain, who hit the heights in 2002 as runners-up in the Arab Cup and in 1989 when they came fourth in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Scotland.
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^ The winners of each continental competition contest the FIFA Club World Cup.
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History

.Football, like many sports, has experienced many changes in tactics that have generated positions, as well as made positions disappear.^ To get a sense of the tactics involved in football, you’ll need to understand the various positions on the pitch and the specifics of certain areas.

^ Today the sport is generally known simply as football in countries where it is the most popular football code.
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^ Playing a team sport like football is an excellent way to stay motivated as there are other people there to support you and keep you going.
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.Goalkeeper is the only position which is certain to have existed since the creation of the rules of the sport.^ Goalkeeper This article is about goalkeeper, the sports position.
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^ Unlike certain other sports, the rules are intentionally designed to keep the game moving quickly and to keep any stoppages short without sacrificing any skill element.
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.Even in the early days of organised football, when systems were limited or non-existent and the main idea was for all field players to attack and defend, teams had a designated member to play as the goalkeeper.^ One player can only play for one team.
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^ Football is played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field.
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^ Patrick Roy, an ice hockey goaltender In many team sports, the goalkeeper (sometimes colloquially goalie or keeper is the designated player that is .
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.The earliest account of football teams with player positions comes from Richard Mulcaster in 1581; however, he does not specify goalkeepers.^ Patrick Roy, an ice hockey goaltender In many team sports, the goalkeeper (sometimes colloquially goalie or keeper is the designated player that is .
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^ Each team consists of fifteen players, lining out as follows: One goalkeeper, three full-backs, three half-backs, two midfielders, three half-forwards and three full-forwards.
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^ The Number of Players - According to the official soccer rules, a team can bring in 10 outfield players and one goalkeeper on the pitch and can have several substitutes on the bench.

.The earliest specific reference to keeping goal comes from Cornish Hurling in 1602. According to Carew: "they pitch two bushes in the ground, some eight or ten foot asunder; and directly against them, ten or twelve score off, other twayne in like distance, which they term their Goals.^ Players score a goal when they succeed in moving the whole ball over the opposing team's goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar.
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^ Goal (sport) In Association Football (soccer), the term goal refers to both the result of a score and the physical structure that defines when a score has occurred.
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^ Permitted to handle the ball in his/her team’s penalty area, but also uses skills like punching to prevent the other team scoring.

One of these is appointed by lots, to the one side, and the other to his adverse party. .There is assigned for their guard, a couple of their best stopping Hurlers".[1] Other references to scoring goals begin in English literature in the early 16th century, for example in John Day's play The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green (performed circa 1600; published 1659): "I'll play a gole at camp-ball" (an extremely violent variety of football, which was popular in East Anglia).^ Players score a goal when they succeed in moving the whole ball over the opposing team's goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar.
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^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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^ Football - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Football is the word given to a number of similar team sports , all of which involve (to varying degrees) kicking a ball with the foot in an attempt to score a goal .
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.Similarly in a poem in 1613, Michael Drayton refers to "when the Ball to throw, And drive it to the Gole, in squadrons forth they goe". It seems inevitable that wherever a game has evolved goals, some form of goalkeeping must also be developed.^ The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.
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^ The primary rule is that the players (other than the goalkeepers) may not deliberately handle the ball with their hands or arms during play (though they do use their hands during a throw-in restart).

^ Therefore there is no offside rule except for the fact that an attacking player must not be in the goalkeeper's area before the ball.
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.David Wedderburn refers to what has been translated from Latin as to "keep goal" in 1633 (however, contrary to media reports in 2006 he does not refer to the noun "goalkeeper". This is important as being a goalkeeper implies a fixed position throughout a match, whereas "keeping goal" suggests a temporary, fluid position accorded to whichever player or players find themselves nearest the goal.^ The Number of Players - According to the official soccer rules, a team can bring in 10 outfield players and one goalkeeper on the pitch and can have several substitutes on the bench.

^ Players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, in order to discern them from the single goalkeeper.
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^ The Laws of the Game do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper,[9] but a number of specialised roles have evolved.
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Wedderburn provides no evidence of such a fixed position on the field. It is not clear that what he meant by a goal was the same as modern usage; his word "metum" in the original Latin means the object to mark the end of a chariot race).
.Initially, goalkeepers typically played between the goalposts and had limited mobility, except when trying to save opposition shots.^ Basically the teams cannot handle the ball in play except the goalkeepers (one on each team).
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^ In typical game play, players attempt to create goal scoring opportunities through individual control of the ball, such as by dribbling, passing the ball to a team-mate, and by taking shots at the goal, which is guarded by the opposing goalkeeper.
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^ A goalkeeper saving a close range shot from inside the penalty area.
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.Throughout the years, goalkeeping has evolved, due to the changes on systems of play, to be a more active role.^ The Laws of the Game do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper,[9] but a number of specialised roles have evolved.
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^ In the meantime, there may be more success in changing the attitude towards challenging the goalkeeper instead.
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^ Due to the smaller size of the pitch there is a lot more scope for players to perform different roles (i.e.

.The original Laws of the Game permitted goalkeepers to handle the ball anywhere in their half of the pitch.^ Permitted to handle the ball in his/her team’s penalty area, but also uses skills like punching to prevent the other team scoring.

^ The game can be played indoors, this becomes important because the ball will be able to rebound off the edges of the pitch (i.e.

^ Thus, for many decades the only way to advance the ball up the pitch (in games using a ROUND ball) was to dribble.
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.This was revised in 1912, restricting use of the hands by the goalkeeper to the penalty area and goal box.^ In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area.
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^ The penalty box (the area around the goal) is also known as the 18-yard-box.
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^ A goalkeeper's privilage of using his hands was restricted to the pen- alty area in 1912.
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.In the mid-20th century, goalkeepers like Amadeo Carrizo pioneered a playing style that involved more mobility.^ Association football during its formative years of the mid-to-late 19th century, when it was still a game played largely by amateurs.
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^ The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played at the public schools of England.
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^ If you like soccer try your best with more trivia from the world game I hope you enjoy playing this quiz.
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He also helped introduce new techniques and strategies that would become a standard for the position. .Carrizo was the first goalkeeper to wear gloves, the first one to leave the penalty area to defend his goal, and the first one to use goal kicks as a strategy to start counter attack plays.^ In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty kick.
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^ A penalty occurs when a defending player enters their own area or the goalkeeper leaves his own area.

^ If a defender deliberately enters the area it is a penalty.
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.In 1992, the International Board made changes in the laws of the game that affected goalkeepers – notably the back-pass rule, which prohibits goalkeepers from handling the ball with their hands when receiving a deliberate pass from a teammate that is made with their feet (the pass can be made with all the others parts of the body except hands).^ Players may use any part of their body except their arms and hands.
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^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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^ Print this section Soccer , game played by two teams on a rectangular field, in which players attempt to knock a round ball through the opponents’ goal, using any part of the body except the hands.
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.As a result, all goalkeepers were required to improve controlling the ball with their feet.^ Shop for all your soccer equipment and apparel needs from EUROSPORT including soccer shoes, replica jerseys, soccer balls, team uniforms, goalkeeper gear and more.
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^ All four walls may be used but if the ball travels behind the goal it is the goalkeeper’s ball .
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General play and technique

.The goalkeeper position is the most specialised of all positions on the field.^ The Laws of the Game do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper,[9] but a number of specialised roles have evolved.
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^ These positions are further subdivided according to the area of the field in which the player spends most time.
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^ Players may spend most part of the game in a specific part of the field, however, they are not restricted by the Laws of the Game and can switch positions at any time.
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.Unlike other players, goalkeepers may touch the ball with any part of their body while in their own penalty area.^ A penalty occurs when a defending player enters their own area or the goalkeeper leaves his own area.

^ The goalkeeper can only touch the ball with his hands inside the area.
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^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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.Outside of their penalty area, goalkeepers have the same restrictions as other field players.^ Therefore there is no offside rule except for the fact that an attacking player must not be in the goalkeeper's area before the ball.
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^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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^ The goalkeeper must wear clothing that is easily distinguishable from that worn by the other players and the match officials.
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.They are also "protected" from active interference by opponents within their own goal area, an action punishable by fouling.^ The defense is allowed to kick the ball up the field from one of the corners of the goal area, a smaller rectangular area within the penalty area.
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^ Goalkeepers can use their hands within this area, but if they venture beyond the boundaries of the penalty area, they must follow the general rules applying to all players.
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^ Penalty kick: awarded to the fouled team following a foul usually punishable by a direct free kick but that has occurred within their opponent's penalty area.
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Perhaps the most spectacular move a goalkeeper routinely performs is the extension dive. .To execute this maneuver properly, the athlete pushes off the ground with the foot nearest to the ball, launching himself into a horizontal position.^ Beasley does get pushed off the ball a little easily, though.
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^ Every time a kick-off occurs the teams are in their respective halves of the field and cannot enter the opposing team’s half until the ball is kicked into play.
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^ The object of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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.After making the catch, the goalkeeper brings the ball to the ground before his body, so as to cushion his landing and avoid injury.^ The penalty law, making it compulsory for a goalkeeper to stand still on his goal-line until the ball is kicked, came into operation for the season 1929-30.
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^ Villa's goalkeeper kicked the ball out of the ground, and by the time the ball had been recovered, the 90 minutes had elapsed and the game was over.
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Responsibilities

The tactical responsibilities of goalkeepers include:
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  • To keep goal by physically blocking attempted shots with any part of their body.^ Print this section Soccer , game played by two teams on a rectangular field, in which players attempt to knock a round ball through the opponents’ goal, using any part of the body except the hands.
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    ^ Goalkeepers may not be physically challenged whilst inside their own small parallelogram, but players may harass them into playing a bad pass, or block an attempted pass.
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    .The keeper is permitted to play the ball anywhere on the field, but he may not handle the ball outside the penalty area.
  • To take free kicks from deep into their own territory and goal kicks.
  • To organise the team's defenders during defensive set pieces such as free kicks and corners.^ The defense is allowed to kick the ball up the field from one of the corners of the goal area, a smaller rectangular area within the penalty area.
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    ^ Referees can play an advantage and not award a free kick if it is to the advantage of the attacking team to play on.
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    ^ Goals can be scored from action, from penalty spots and direct free kicks.

    .In the case of free kicks, this includes picking the numbers and the organisation of a defensive man wall.^ The referee is in charge of the game running free on the pitch with the players and enforcing the laws of the game as he sees fit including awarding free-kicks in the case of foul play.
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    ^ Free Kicks - I've explained most of the soccer rules regarding free kicks in "Soccer Rule Number 8 – The Start and Restart of Play".

    ^ If that is the case then the attacking side takes the indirect free kick from that place on the goal-area line which is parallel to the goal line and is nearest the infringement.
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    The 'wall' serves to provide a physical obstruction for the incoming ball. Occasionally, goalkeepers may opt to dispense with the wall. Some goalkeepers are also entrusted with the responsibility of picking markers while defending at set pieces.
  • To pick out crosses and attempted long passes either by punching them clear or collecting them in flight.
.Although goalkeepers have special privileges under the laws of the game, they are otherwise subject to the same rules as any other player.^ Tactics The Laws of the Game don't specify any player positions other than goalkeeper.
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^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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^ The throwing method has to follow some rather strict rules; otherwise the referee might dictate a throw in for the other team.

.Due to the increasing importance of crosses and set pieces that put the ball in the air, the goalkeeper is often the tallest member of the team, and most stand over 183 cm (6 feet) tall in professional competition, with many well-known keepers standing particularly tall at over 193 cm (6 feet, 4 inches).^ The term football is also applied to a number of other well defined professional team ball sports such as Rugby Football (comprising Rugby Union and Rugby League), American Football , Australian Rules Football, Gaelic Football and Canadian Football .
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^ After the World Cup, the most important international football competitions are the continental championships, which are organised by each continental confederation and contested between national teams.
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^ Basically the teams cannot handle the ball in play except the goalkeepers (one on each team).
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Goalkeepers in playmaking and attack

.Goalkeepers are not required to stay in the penalty area.^ Goalkeepers can use their hands within this area, but if they venture beyond the boundaries of the penalty area, they must follow the general rules applying to all players.
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^ Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
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^ At a goal kick a player on the defending side (usually the goalkeeper) restarts the game by kicking the ball from either half of his goal area and the ball is in play when it has passed out of the penalty area.
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.They may get involved in play anywhere on the pitch, and it is common for them to act as an additional defender during certain passages of the game.^ To get a sense of the tactics involved in football, you’ll need to understand the various positions on the pitch and the specifics of certain areas.

^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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^ Association football during its formative years of the mid-to-late 19th century, when it was still a game played largely by amateurs.
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.Colombia's René Higuita, Mexico's Jorge Campos, and Zimbabwe's Bruce Grobbelaar were notable for their foot skills and their constant play outside the penalty area.^ Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
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^ At a goal kick a player on the defending side (usually the goalkeeper) restarts the game by kicking the ball from either half of his goal area and the ball is in play when it has passed out of the penalty area.
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^ Sidelines and end lines define the area of play, meaning that any space outside these lines is considered out of play.
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.Goalkeepers with a long throwing range or accurate long-distance kicks may be able to quickly create attacking positions for a team and generate goal-scoring chances from defensive situations, a tactic known as the long ball.^ A goal may be scored directly from a direct free kick but not from an indirect free kick.
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^ A goal may not be scored directly from an indirect free kick.
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^ If the attacking team kicks the ball past the end line, the defense takes possession of the ball.
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.Some goalkeepers have even scored goals.^ A goal may be scored directly from the penalty and the only players allowed in the penalty area until the ball has been kicked are the player taking the kick and the goalkeeper.
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^ In some cases the first goal scored in extra time, known as the “golden goal”, decides the match.
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.This most commonly occurs where a goalkeeper has rushed up to the opposite end of the pitch to give his team an attacking advantage in numbers.^ Referees can play an advantage and not award a free kick if it is to the advantage of the attacking team to play on.
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^ The Number of Players - According to the official soccer rules, a team can bring in 10 outfield players and one goalkeeper on the pitch and can have several substitutes on the bench.

^ The match lived up to expectations as both teams attacked.
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This rush is risky, as it leaves the goalkeeper's goal undefended. .As such, it is normally only done late in a game at set-pieces where a single goal would have a major effect, such as avoiding elimination from a tournament.^ Note that goals scored during extra time periods count towards the final score of the game, unlike kicks from the penalty mark which are only used to decide the team that progresses to the next part of the tournament (with goals scored not making up part of the final score).
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^ Huddersfield, then under new management of Herbert Chapman (who would eventually revolutionise The Game), won their first major trophy, the FA Cup.
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^ Goals scored during extra time periods count toward the final score of the game, but kicks from the penalty mark are only used to decide the team that progresses to the next part of the tournament (with goals scored in a penalty shootout not making up part of the final score).
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.As goalkeepers are tall, often taller than all the outfield players, they can be successful at connecting with headers.^ The predominant feature of the sport is that no players on the field, other than the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball during play.
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^ Goalkeepers can use their hands within this area, but if they venture beyond the boundaries of the penalty area, they must follow the general rules applying to all players.
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^ The Number of Players - According to the official soccer rules, a team can bring in 10 outfield players and one goalkeeper on the pitch and can have several substitutes on the bench.

.Though this action rarely succeeds, it is regular enough to have occurred a number of times in professional football: goalscoring goalkeepers include Dimitar Ivankov, Michelangelo Rampulla, Peter Schmeichel, Mart Poom, Marco Amelia, Andrés Palop, Jens Lehmann, Brad Friedel, Massimo Taibi, Jimmy Glass, Adam Federici, Paul Robinson, Federico Vilar and Mark Crossley.^ Since often enough is in the football training in many child teams and youth teams of not a single one goalkeeper trainer on site and the team coach is not able to teach the goalkeeper specific needs.

^ These rules included handling of the ball by "marks" and the lack of a crossbar, rules which made it remarkably similar to Victorian rules football being developed at that time in Australia.
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^ Due to the popularity of football, there is a huge number of football clubs throughout the UK - ranging from local amateur clubs to professional clubs.
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.Some goalkeepers, such as Rogério Ceni and José Luis Chilavert, may also be expert set-piece takers.^ Order: 200 Pieces 22 Matching Results 09 newest fashionsprots gloves ,popular sports gloves ,design sports gloves ,glove set,racing glove, goalkeeper glove .
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.These players may take their team's attacking free kicks and even penalties.^ Referees can play an advantage and not award a free kick if it is to the advantage of the attacking team to play on.
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^ Infringements are penalized by free kicks and penalty kicks.
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^ Penalty Kicks - Penalty kicks are conceded when a defended player fouls or commits handball inside the 18 yard box (commonly known as the penalty box).

.Ceni, São Paulo FC's long-time custodian, has scored over 80 goals in his career, more than many outfield players.^ Has the ability to score long range goals.
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^ This final is often referred to as 'The Matthews final' after the late Sir Stanley Mathews but how many goals did he actually score in the final ?
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^ I guessed right on Bradley early on, took him from Heerenveen and put him in as an attacking midfielder, just to see how many goals I could get him to score.
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[citation needed]
.In some even rarer situations, goalkeepers have even scored goals unintentionally, when a ball kicked downfield has caught the opposing goalkeeper out of position.^ The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal.
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^ The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.
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^ The objective of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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Paul Robinson, Jason Matthews, Palatsi, Andrew Lonergan, Dragan Pantelić, "Neco" Martínez, Michael Petković and Pat Jennings are also examples of goalkeepers who have scored under such circumstances. .On notable example came in the final of the 2003 CAF African Champions League, in which El Ahly goalkeeper Essam El Hadary scored a goal by driving an indirect free kick from near his penalty box into the post of opponent's goal; the ball then hit the back of the goalkeeper and flew into the net.^ Goals can be scored from action, from penalty spots and direct free kicks.

^ A goal may not be scored directly from an indirect free kick.
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^ The object of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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Equipment and attire

.Goalkeepers must wear clothing that distinguishes them clearly from other players and match officials, as this is all that the FIFA Laws of the Game require.^ Tactics The Laws of the Game don't specify any player positions other than goalkeeper.
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^ Each team’s goalkeeper must wear clothing that distinguishes him or her from teammates and opponents.
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^ There are seventeen laws in the official Laws of the Game.
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.Some goalkeepers have received recognition for their match attire, like Lev Yashin of the Soviet Union, who was nicknamed the "Black Panther" for his distinctive all-black outfit; Klaus Lindenberger of Austria, who designed his own variation of a clown's costume; and Jorge Campos of Mexico, who was popular for his colourful attire.^ Experiments with other formations were made in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) who played with one front man and five in midfield: 1-4-5-1.
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^ Haimen Meshbelt Factory [ Verified Member ] China 22 Matching Results 09 newest fashionsprots gloves ,popular sprots gloves ,design sprots gloves ,glove set,racing glove, goalkeeper glove .
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^ Order: 200 Pieces 22 Matching Results 09 newest fashionsprots gloves ,popular sports gloves ,design sports gloves ,glove set,racing glove, goalkeeper glove .
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.Most goalkeepers also wear goalkeeper gloves to improve their grip on the ball, and to protect themselves from injury.^ Goalkeeper gloves is used to protect goalkeeper 's hand,help to grasp the soccer ball better,Material is Late...
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^ Headgear is not a required piece of basic equipment, but players today may choose to wear it to protect themselves from head injury.
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^ Football boots have studs to increase grip on grassy surfaces and improve balance and stability, while shin guards help prevent possible injury of the lower leg.
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There are now gloves that have features designed to prevent injuries, such as sprained fingers. .Gloves are not mandatory; however, due to the increased grip they give, it is very rare for a goalkeeper to play without them in professional matches.^ In this quiz I will give you the names of a soccer club and you guess where they play.
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^ This quiz is dedicated to those rare players who spend their entire professional playing career at one club.
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^ Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
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.At UEFA Euro 2004, Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo famously took them off during the quarter-final penalty-shootout against England and became the first goalkeeper to save three successive penalties in a World Cup.^ Another significant FA Cup first -- the Cup was won for the first time by a penalty.
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^ Debut against Mexico in 1980, has now played 22 games for NZ including all 15 in World Cup.
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^ Before the inception of the World Cup, the Olympics (especially during the 1920s) had the same status as the World Cup.
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.Czech republic and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech wears a head guard, after having fractured his skull in an English Premier League game against Reading, and a few goalkeepers, most notably Miguel Calero, wear baseball style caps to shield their eyes from the sun.^ While players typically spend most of the game in a specific position, there are few restrictions on player movement, and players can switch positions at any time.
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^ General questions on the game of football(Premier League biased though).
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^ Who was the English Premier League's first million pound (transfer fee, not his weight!
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Calero has also worn a bandana while keeping goal for Club Pachuca.

Records

.The most expensive goalkeeper of all time is currently Gianluigi Buffon (following his 52.29 million transfer to Juventus from Parma), followed by Angelo Peruzzi (€17.9 million from Internazionale to Lazio).^ Goalkeepers can use their hands within this area, but if they venture beyond the boundaries of the penalty area, they must follow the general rules applying to all players.
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^ Northeastern all-time lowest GAA. Education Northeastern University Ziggy Zigante DIRECTOR - SOCCERPLUS GOALKEEPER SCHOOL .

^ "So there are Soccer Tribes everywhere, in every remote corner of the globe, making the game of Association Football the most all-embracing and most successful sport of all time.
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The British record is held by Scottish goalkeeper Craig Gordon, who signed for Sunderland from Scottish club Heart of Midlothian for £9 million on 7 August 2007.
.Goalkeepers are crucial in penalty shoot-outs.^ Some competitions also allow for a penalty kick decider (a shoot-out) to determine the winner.
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^ At a goal kick a player on the defending side (usually the goalkeeper) restarts the game by kicking the ball from either half of his goal area and the ball is in play when it has passed out of the penalty area.
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^ The game is restarted with one of the attacking team's players shooting for goal from the penalty spot (11 meters, perpendicularly on goal), with nothing but a goalkeeper to beat.

The record for most penalties saved in a shoot-out is held by Helmuth Duckadam of Steaua Bucuresti who defended four consecutive penalties in the European Champions' Cup Final against FC Barcelona, on 7th May 1986.
The quickest goal scored by a goalkeeper is Nottingham Forest's Paul Smith after 23 seconds, on 18 September 2007, when Leicester City agreed to give Forest a free goal in the Football League Cup second round after the original tie was abandoned when City's Clive Clarke collapsed at half time when Forest were up 1-0. Forest ended up losing the game 3-2.
.A few goalkeepers have become notable at taking set pieces; for example, José Luis Chilavert is the only goalkeeper to score a hat trick (three goals in a game), doing so through penalty kicks.^ Goals can be scored from action, from penalty spots and direct free kicks.

^ A goal may be scored directly from the penalty and the only players allowed in the penalty area until the ball has been kicked are the player taking the kick and the goalkeeper.
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^ The defense is allowed to kick the ball up the field from one of the corners of the goal area, a smaller rectangular area within the penalty area.
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He also was a free kick-expert. .Rogério Ceni has scored the highest amount goals for a goalkeeper, having scored 83 times (as of 3 December 2008) through free kicks and penalty kicks.^ Goals can be scored from action, from penalty spots and direct free kicks.

^ Infringements are penalized by free kicks and penalty kicks.
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^ A goal may be scored directly from a direct free kick but not from an indirect free kick.
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Notable goalkeepers

IFFHS's Century elections

The following are the top 20 goalkeepers on the IFFHS poll for The World's Best Goalkeeper of the 20th Century.[3]
  1. Soviet Union Lev Yashin
  2. England Gordon Banks
  3. Italy Dino Zoff
  4. West Germany Sepp Maier
  5. Spain Ricardo Zamora
  6. Paraguay José Luis Chilavert
  7. Denmark Peter Schmeichel
  8. England Peter Shilton
  9. Czechoslovakia František Plánička
  10. Argentina Amadeo Carrizo
  11. Brazil Gilmar dos Santos Neves
  12. Uruguay Ladislao Mazurkiewicz
  13. Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
  14. Argentina Ubaldo Fillol
  15. Mexico Antonio Carbajal
  16. Belgium Jean-Marie Pfaff
  17. Soviet Union Rinat Dasaev
  18. Hungary Gyula Grosics
  19. Sweden Thomas Ravelli
  20. Italy Walter Zenga

IFFHS's World's Best Goalkeeper of the Year

The following is a list of goalkeepers selected by the IFFHS every year since 1987 as The World's Best Goalkeeper.[4]

See also

References

External links


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