Effective Tips And Tricks In Football:- Association football, popularly known as football or soccer, is a team game played with a spherical ball between two teams, each consisting of eleven players. It is the world’s most popular sport and is being played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies. This sport is played on a rectangular field, commonly known as a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opponent’s goal with the use of foot only. Hence the name “football”.
In this sport, players should not touch the ball either with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players mainly use their feet to pass or strike the ball but are allowed to use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms. The team that scores the maximum goals by the end of the match wins. At the end of the game, if the score is level, either the game is declared a draw or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition.
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA; French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association), governs Association football internationally, which organizes World Cups for both men and women every four years. The first ever Football World Cup took place in 1930 and the Uruguay national football team emerged as champions. The recent Football World Cup was held at Russia in 2018 and France national football team were the emerging champions beating Croatia 4-2 in the finals. The first women Football World Cup was held in 1991 and the final was won by the US women football team. US women football team holds the highest record of winning world cup finals so far followed by Germany. Apart from world cups, there are several international matches and also football matches at club levels in different countries. The essence of football lies in the fact that it’s a very fast moving game and no one will ever get bored watching a 90 minutes match.
It is not merely a game nowadays but also a world of glamour and entertainment. Some of the richest footballers in the world are even richer than some of the biggest industrialists in the world. A lot of youth aspires to be a successful footballer in life. However, earning fame and respect is not a matter of one day or a few hours of practices. In order to be a successful footballer, one needs a lot of dedication coupled with hard work. Fitness needs to be at its best in order to be a footballer.
However, there are certain tips and tricks for playing football. One should be well versed in these before going to the field. Some of the tips and the tricks have been shared in this article.
Football shooting tips:
- The goalkeeper’s position needs to be carefully observed. One should look for any gaps the goalkeeper has kept.
- The best technique must be applied for every shot. Aside foot shot can have greater accuracy, but an instep (laces) with good follow-through will definitely have greater power.
- The non-kicking foot should always be kept aligned with the ball.
- The head should be down and the focus should be on the ball while kicking.
- The body should be over the ball.
- One of the most essential tips in shooting a football is maintaining the composure. Balance should always be maintained while hitting the ball and there should be full concentration while playing.
Tips for improving the chances of scoring goals:
One can shoot wide and not high. Chances of getting a deflection are better this way and it will wrong-foot the goalkeeper.
Another way of shooting the ball is shooting low. It’s difficult for a keeper to reach shots along the ground because it’s further for them to travel. It’s easier for them to jump up and save, but much harder to crawl down and get it.
One can also shoot across the keeper. It’s harder for them to hold these shots, and means they could divert the ball back into the way of another attacker.
Some of the tricks of football are:
One of the easiest ways of baffling the opponent defender is by faking a pass. This is famously known as the Cruyff turn, named after the Dutch footballer Cryuff. Though Cruyff used this technique several times, it was first observed by the audience in the 1974 World Cup in Germany.
Ronaldo Chop, named after the famous Portuguese player Christiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular tricks of recent times. When facing a player from the opposition, Ronaldo often attacks him at pace and uses the inside of his foot to move the ball inside the standing leg and at such an angle that it takes him in a different direction.
One of the simplest tricks is “step over”. This trick can create a player space to pass, cross or shoot if done correctly. The Dutch player Law Adam was the first one to perfect the trick and later on it has been followed by renowned players like Zinedine Zidane, Christiano Ronaldo, etc.
Another trick is sledding. During a football match, players of the opponent team often abuse the other team players to divert their attention from the game. However, this is not a very healthy practice.
There is an innumerable number of tricks that have been used by famous footballers in different international matches and world cups. However, if a footballer is well-trained, then his playing skills are all that matters. Tricks can never last long and it does not help anyone to sustain their positions for long. In order to master the best tricks in football, a player needs to perfect the art of understanding football in depth. What it takes to be a great footballer is dedication and aggressiveness to play well.