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It would certainly be allowed, but it would likely be a failed strategy in soccer. In professional soccer, you only get 3 substitutes per game. If you burn one on pulling out your keeper, then if you accomplish your goal and tie the score, if you go to overtime, you're stuck with no keeper on the field. So subbing in a field player for a keeper is ...


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As has been noted, keepers do sometimes come up to act as an attacker during the game, though they are never really subbed out for another attacking player. A couple things to keep in mind from The Laws of the Game. Players Page 15: "A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper" Page 16: "...


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You don't see this in soccer. If a team is desperate to score a goal, the goalie comes out of his net and plays in the middle or front. For example when there is a corner kick, the goalie could go all the way to the opposite box to score. However, this happens often in indoor soccer. The goalie comes out at the end of the game replaced by an attacker. But ...


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The captain is usually picked by the manager, and it's up to him to decide based on what he thinks is best for the team. There is a lot of different reasons for choosing a captain, all based on different managers preferences. Some reason might be these (not a complete list): Experience Age Leadership abilities Position Influence on others Tactical ...


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Captaincy can be considered as a symbolic responsibility. Technically on the pitch, he's just another player who's subject to the rules. But there are some unwritten rules that he's also subject to. He is expected to calm his mates when they get unnecessarily aggressive on the field. He's supposed to take care of his team's diplomacy (The ceremony at the ...


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Yes, it does happen, although not very often. Goal difference can be important at the end of the season, so if your team was losing in a regular game, there's no point going all out to tie when the risk of conceding a goal is very high without a goalie in the net. On the other hand, during cup matches where a team is about to be put out unless they score a ...


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German isn't really a significant language in Belgium. All players will speak either French or Dutch. English is increasingly becoming an unifying language in the country as the Dutch of Wallonians is virtually non existent and despite some knowledge of French being widespread in Flanders it tends to be weaker than their English ability. I somehow doubt ...


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From Law 1 (The Players) 2. Nomination of players Each captain shall nominate his players in writing to one of the umpires before the toss. No player may be changed after the nomination without the consent of the opposing captain. So the captain has to decide the playing eleven before the toss. Normally the playing eleven is not changed once it is ...


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Tackles, and in particular left tackles, tend to be the elite positions on the offensive line. The position requires linemen to generally have the best size (height, arm reach) and athletic ability (agility, technique) in order to deal with one on one pass rushers. Left tackle in particular is crucial as this lineman protects the blindside of a right-handed ...


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I've been through this kind of issue with other sports, and the best solution I know of is to make it clear why you're playing the game. That may sound obvious, but once you get round to asking people, you discover that they actually have significantly different motivations: Some players are there because they want to play the game at the highest level they ...


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Certainly depends on your definition of sports, but... Are there sports that are uniquely cooperative? YES I can think of several examples where a team accomplished a goal of sport that was not exclusively against an opponent. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first confirmed climbers of Mt. Everest in 1953 Any time a team climbs a mountain, ...


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In soccer the goalkeeper can act just as another player. He can also use his hands in the penalty area, but he can play anywhere. It is relatively usual in play-out matches that the goalkeeper goes to attack, when there is a corner kick in the last minute and they lose by just one goal. This way the goalkeeper can try to score with a header. For instance, ...


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From what I know, you cannot literally swap the designated captain, but that doesn't stop the captain handing over temporary charge to another player, similar to if a captain goes off the field and the vice captain takes over. An umpire cannot say to a player 'no, you can't change the fielding positions cause you're not captain'. This happened in the BBL, ...


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Seems to me this is pretty similar to how our park district does things for sports/gymnastics classes/teams. They have a slightly different approach. What they do is have an early signup period, during which the only option is to confirm your enrollment for the next season/year/whatever of the exact class/sport you're in: same exact schedule, etc. So if ...


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A point that hasn't been made in the other answers is that this tactic would be numerically much less effective in football than in ice hockey because of the larger teams. In ice hockey, pulling the goalie gives you six outfield players against five, which is a 20% increase over your opponent. In football, it would only give you eleven against ten, a 10% ...


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According to The Sun: Kevin de Bruyne is a Flemish-speaker from Ghent whilst Axel Witsel speaks only French (he was born in Liège). [...] Romelu Lukaku can speak six – Flemish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili. But some of the French-speaking players are monolingual. English is reportedly used as the common language in the ...


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They don't pull their goalie, but goalies can go anywhere they want on the field, so if they need an extra attacker on a free kick or something they may bring the goalie up to take the free kick so that they can have everybody else attacking, or they may just get the goalie to participate in the attack. This strategy is only applied if the team needs to ...


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Give points based on relative position to the last place team, not the first place. Then players can score more only if more people play - the result is that those in contention for overall places will encourage people to come so they can try to catch up faster. Give a multiplier for points based on consecutive weeks played. You might step it at every K ...


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While rare, it does happen. Generally speaking, after an intensive match players are exhausted, but that probably won't apply to the goalkeeper, so if he were a fairly good field player it may be worth for him to leave the box. I've seen it happen (without an official role switch) during the just finished World Championship in the last minutes of one match, ...


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As Bryan mentioned, depends on the definition of 'sport', but some additional candidates: FIRST robotics competitions take what they call "coopertition" as a principle. The games usually involve teams working together to get a high combined score, sometimes distributing the points differently (e.g. a subtask will lead to one team getting 110% of the ...


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There are several factors to consider in this situation: The size of the varsity players who will be defending you in comparison to your size. The amount of actual practice time that you will be with the varsity team. Most High School football teams run "daily doubles" that focus on strength and conditioning as well as running plays. You shouldn't be ...


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Home advantage is a huge thing,a lot in say a contact sport like football and rugby but its almost like having an extra player when we are talking about a sport like cricket. In cricket basically if its a bilateral series,you get to decide your own pitch and the pitch determines what kind of match if could be,whether it would help the slow bowlers or ...


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