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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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How are captains selected?

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 ...
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How are captains selected?

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. ...
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What language do Belgian football players use to communicate between themselves?

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 ...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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Cooperative sports throughout history

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 ...
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Dealing with tension and poor behaviour among teammates

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,...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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Is it OK to cut a player from a rec level football (soccer) team?

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, ...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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What language do Belgian football players use to communicate between themselves?

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, ...
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Tenpin Bowling League Rewarding Skill but also Attendance/Loyalty

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 ...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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Do they ever pull the goalkeeper in football?

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 ...
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Cooperative sports throughout history

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 ...
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How to adjust to practicing with a junior varsity and varsity football team?

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 ...
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What factors give a "Home Advantage" and how big is it?

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 ...
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