Tackling in Soccer

Frank Lampard

Soccer is a game of skills which includes tackling, dribbling, passing and shooting a ball to the goal post in order to score maximum number of goals to win a game. Soccer is a game that is competed between two teams in order to score maximum number of goals. In order to become a part of soccer team, a player needs to have all the above skills. Let us discuss the skill of tackling in football. Art of tackling is very important for the players who are defenders and attackers.

To tackle the ball means, taking the ball from the control of opposition. This is a very tough skill as it requires a real hard-work and strategy. Because, the ball is currently with the opposition, you need to block a player from all the sides for not allowing him to pass the ball to the teammate and after blocking it; you can take the ball away from him. According to the today’s game, where ball possession is very important, tackling has become main weapon for all the teams. Basically, there are three different types of tackle in the soccer these days. Sliding table, the pocking tackle and the block tackle. Use of a particular tackle depends on the situation of the ball.

Football is a game of sheer skill and physical fitness to become a champion player of the game. The football skills include dribbling, passing, tackling as well as shooting the ball into the goal post to score the maximum number of goals. There are certain players who have gain expertise in all these skills and have become masters of the game. The art of tackling the football is necessary for all the players, whether attackers or defenders. Let us today, look at the best football tacklers from 2005-10 who have gain class in tackling the football.

1. John Terry: The name is very famous amongst the best defenders and this defender has gained his skill of defense by mastering the skill of tackling. He can tackle the ball at footballs’ very best.

2. Ronaldinho: This Brazilian has gained the mastery in all the skills of football which includes tackling. This man has master the skill with different types of tackling which also includes blocking the ball.

3. Fabio Cannavaro: This Italian captain has also mastered the skill of tackling the ball. Being a defender at the Italian team, he has always helped the team to stop the opposition players from scoring the goals and blocking the balls coming to the goal post.

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