The basic soccer positions and soccer rules

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When you think in terms of lines soccer positions can be very easily understood.
is the last soccer player back to defend the goal. He is the only player that can use his or her hands.
He also helps organize defenders and the team and has a very good view of the soccer field.
The are the next line of soccer players that play in front of the goalkeeper. They primarily look to defend, but can attack as well.
Very important to get them into the soccer game when the team has possession of the soccer ball.
The is the next line that plays in front of the defenders and behind the forwards. They do a lot of hard work between the forwards and the defenders...the engine of the team.
They have to get back and defend but also go forward and look to help out in attack. Some of them are attacking minded and some are more defensive minded. They can also be very good goal scorers.
The or strikers are the next line and do a lot of the goal scoring. They are the first line of defense if the other team's defenders have the ball.
The game of soccer is not complicated and very easy to learn.

The basic rules:
How to use the to start a soccer game...
The soccer game begins when the ref puts the soccer ball in the middle of the center circle on the spot.
The ref checks to see if the goal keepers are ready.
are taken from the corner of the six yard box on the side the soccer ball went out of bounds or nearest side if it goes over the goal line.
How to take a : The player must take the ball and hold the ball behind the head and throw the ball in.
A is open to interpretation from the refree. Under the soccer rules a player cannot..
- Run into a player.
- Impede a players progress.
- Kick a player especially from behind.
- Grab a player.
The rule is probably the most complicated and controversial of the soccer rules. For example:
The attacking player cannot start between the goalkeeper and the last defending player. If the player is next to or in front of the last defending player, that player is onside.