Top 8 Hat-tricks of FIFA World Cup

by on June 27, 2010


In the eighty years since that first World Cup Championship, way back in 1930, many of soccer’s greatest and most legendary players have participated. So, you might be wondering, with all of those great players, how many hat tricks have they scored? And which ones were the best? First, you need to know that a “World Cup hat trick” is the feat f scoring three or more goals in a single match. The folks at the World Cup do not count qualifiers! So, that said, here’s the scoop: Read more..

Top 10 Dribblers on Football Fields

by on June 23, 2010
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Top Goalkeepers and Defenders of FIFA World Cup 2010

by on June 11, 2010

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FIFA World Cup 2010: Group D

by on June 1, 2010

2010_FIFA_World_Cup_logoGroup D has a good combination of teams for the FIFA World Cup 2010. The teams in this group are Germany, Serbia, Australia and Ghana. The matches between these teams are going to be played from 13-23 June 2010. This group is being considered as the Group of Death. Read more..

Dribbling in Soccer

Andres Iniesta

Soccer is a team game which is number one sport in the world played in almost all the countries of this world in which football is played by the foots of the players who are playing this. There are two teams of eleven individuals who contests in the game of Soccer to win the battle by scoring maximum numbers of goals between two sides. One of the basic and best techniques of playing football is dribbling, which is an ability of a player to carry the ball past the opponent side player by simply tapping the ball with the foot or launching it into the air towards the opposition field. It is an art of football that should be learn by all the players including goal-keepers with some level of competency.

Dribbling is a very important part of playing football and a player with the strong dribbling capabilities can play in the forward or center arena of the football ground as a main striker. The fundamentals of dribbling say that a player should use both their feet to dribble and should dribble with small taps to have control over the ball entirely. This can help to an incoming defender that wants to steal a ball from a player.

The game of football is a team game, played with eleven players, some of them play the role of defenders, some plays the roles of mid-fielders and one or two players play the role of strikers or goal getters. But, a common thing in all these players is dribbling. It is very important for each and every football player including goal-keeper to learn the techniques of dribbling. Let us look at some of the best football dribblers from 2005-10.

The top amongst the list is “World Soccer Player of the year 2009”, Lionel Messi. This Argentine has a special gift of dribbling who can quickly change the direction and pace of the ball with his quick footwork and height.

The Second in this list is Ronaldinho. A striker of a Brazil national team has real skills of moving the ball quickly along the turf with his proven dribbling skills. It has helped him to be a main striker of Brazil.

Christiano Ronaldo of Portugal is no less than his South American counterparts who can roll the ball with himself with both the feet can take the ball from one end to the other in one motion.

Another Brazilian Robinho is forth amongst the list of best dribblers with his image as king of step-overs.

Another Argentine Juan-Roman-Requeleme is also in the list of best football dribblers with his control over football in his play.

Popular Football Formations

Football formations

Football or a game that is also known as soccer is very famous across the world and more than hundred countries play this game. The game of football is played between two teams with each player is having eleven players. Some players play the role of defenders, some plays as mid-fielder or winger and two or three of them plays as goal getter or striker whose responsibility is to score. This tactic of arranging players in a ground is known as a formation. Let us look at some of the very popular football formations that are used in the modern day games.

The most common football formation is 4-4-2 formation in which four players play as defender, four players play as mid-fielder or winger and other two of them play forward as a striker and eleventh player is a goal-keeper.

Another common formation is 4-5-1 formation in which, four player plays as defender, five players play as winger and one plays forward to score the goal.

Third football formation type is 4-3-3 combination in which three players play forward game as scorer, three plays play to pass the ball as winger and four players make a defending wall at the back-court.

Another football formation of 4-3-1-2 is also known as diamond formation. In this style of formation, four players defend the opposite scorers; three of them play as wingers, one of them plays between wingers and strikers to create opportunities and two of them plays forward to convert the opportunities in to goals.