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In football is it possible for a team to change team formation during a match?

The rules actually don't say anything about formations. The only thing they say is that there are 11 players per side - one of which is designated a goalkeeper, and that if a team drops below 7 ...
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Why goalkeepers usually don't guard at the near post during free kicks?

From my view as a long-term goalie... They shoot there, because it's one of the very few options they have. If you guard the near post and place the wall for the long post you have to run backwards, ...
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What are the strategical differences of playing under centre and out of the shotgun?

The Shotgun is mostly about understanding the play that has been called and throwing the football. You take the snap and can read the field. Under center you need to be progressing through your ...
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Why was the 1-1-8 formation popular in 19th Century football?

When you say 19th century, you probably mean after 1863, when association football and rugby football split up, The FA was formed and later ball handling, shin-kicking, tripping and holding an ...
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What will be the playing position of Thomas Muller? Will he play as CF?

He mainly plays center forward or right winger, although he is often listed as striker. (source) His last games for Germany he played midfielder as well with Timo Werner or Mario Gomez being the only ...
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In football is it possible for a team to change team formation during a match?

Players can change formations/positions at any time, mostly at the coaches discretion. For example, if you are winning you may want to play more defensively to protect your lead and if you are losing ...
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Strikers who can defend as well

Adriano (brazilian) who played in Barcelona FC and brazilian national team was used as defender and as striker by Joseph Guardiola (though not many times in the last role). He scored several goals as ...
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Why don't more NBA teams use the triangle offense?

As a system, the triangle is basically just four sets repeated according to the position of players and the ball on the floor. Whenever one ends without a good shot, if a team is well trained they ...
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Why don't more NBA teams use the triangle offense?

This article by Chuck Klosterman does a good job of explaining why. Here are some of the highlights: "The easy (and lazy) answer is that no one uses the Triangle because it’s too complex...The ...
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