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Various tactical schemes are used in soccer; among the best known is the 4-4-2, a formation with four defenders, four midfielders and two forwards.
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Offensive position usually placed behind the striker; this player uses speed to makes crisp accurate passes.
Offensive position whose main role is to score goals; this player plays a forward position in the opposing team's zone.
Center position that plays on the left side of the field; this player uses playmaking skills to pass the ball to the forwards.
Center position that plays on the right side of the field; this player uses playmaking skills to pass the ball to the forwards.
Center position, this player is main focus of the offensive attack and controls the direction of the attack. Usually has best dribbling and passing abilities.
Center position; this player tries to take the ball from the opponent before that player reaches the defenders and quickly mounts a counterattack.
Position that stays back, anticipates defensive mistakes by teammates and makes up for them; this player is not required to closely mark an opposing player.
Position that stays back, marks an opposing forward and prevents that player from being in a scoring position.
Position whose role is to prevent the ball from entering the goal; this is the only player allowed to touch the ball with the hands.
Defensive position that covers the left side of the field; this player's main role is to slow or stop an opponent's progress toward the goal.
Defensive position that covers the right side of the field; this player's role is to impede an opponent's progress toward the goal.
Defensive position that covers either the right or left half of the 18 yard box area, this player's role is to stop any attacking player in the 18 yard box.
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