How to Flick a Soccer Ball Over Your Head when You Receive a Pass ⋆ Soccermodo
Flicking a ball over your head is pretty cool!
And super DIFFICULT to achieve too.
It doesn’t have to be, if you follow the right steps…
…and grasp the proper technique behind the rainbow flick.
In this article and video, I am going to tell you what those steps are… and how to flick a soccer ball over your head when you receive a pass or when you’re standing still.
One of the coolest tricks you can see on the soccer field is the rainbow flick.
Whether you are attempting to use it in game, impress your teammates and coaches, or just looking to learn more about how to flick a soccer ball over your head when you receive a pass, this is the place to be.
This move can help you create space in order to stave off defenders, and it can allow you to look like one of the best players on the field as well.
What Is the Rainbow Flick?
Before we get started, let’s define what a rainbow flick is.
A rainbow flick is a move used to get the ball into the air.
It goes from your heel over the top of your head and then lands either in front of or on top of your feet so that you can advance the ball.
(“Rainbow Flick” is just a cutesy term coined to describe the flick over the head soccer trick.)
Many times, you will also want the flick to go over the head of your opponent.
It takes a lot of skill and practice to do, and some are quicker than others at learning it.
Who Should do It?
Here is the biggest question, in my opinion.
While it looks very nice, and you’d love to impress people by doing it, you also have to be very careful with it.
Overdoing it is bound to get you injured, and you shouldn’t just concentrate on this move.
I suggest that only older, more skilled players should use it.
But please know that this is much more of a showoff type of move.
The number of chances to do this in a game are very minimal, and I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen this employed in a professional match.
Remember, the better the opposition, the worse the outcome will be!
Understanding the Rainbow Flick Technique
One of the reasons I think that only older players should be doing the rainbow flick is because it does take quite a lot of power in order to accomplish.
Since the technique requires that you take just one step (with very little momentum), you need to have power and strength.
Keep this in mind when trying to do it.
Most players around ten years old and under simply don’t have this, unless they have played soccer their entire lives.
How to Kick a Soccer Ball Over Your Head: Step by Step
Here are the steps you need to follow to do the rainbow flick.
- Take the soccer ball and wedge it in between your dominant foot and the back of your supporting foot. If you are right-footed, for example, take the football in between your foot and your left foot’s heel. Raise your right foot up a bit off the ground and just hold the ball there. This is the beginning of the move.
- Now, use the dominant foot to roll the ball up. Remember, you have to do it with quickness and power in order to get it up and not just drop it straight down to the ground.
- Now, follow through. Like everything in life, the “follow through” is key. Don’t stop your momentum. Allow the ball to hit your heel (the back part of your supporting foot).Because the heel is so solid, it is the strongest place you can kick the football with allowing it to be propelled over your head.
- Next, repeat steps 1 to 3 but this time doing while you’re moving and right after receiving a pass from a teammate. It’s almost the same thing. You just need to have a firm grip of the ball before rolling it up your supporting leg.
TIP: Always go forward with this move. Lean forward, never back, and make sure you are putting weight into the knees and thighs, rather than in the back of your legs.
How to do the Rainbow Flick
Images are better than words and moving images are even better!
Watch how to do the rainbow flick in the following short video by Freestyle Factory:
Rainbow Flick Practicing Drills
While it may not be all that useful in a match, it’s actually easier to pull off the rainbow while playing and moving around.
To do this, you can dribble the soccer ball out in front of you, run onto it, and then flick it up and over your head.
For many people, this is much easier to do than just simply mastering it while it is on the ground.
Drill 1: Flicking It Over Your Opponent
What you need: Our first drill involves you and either another player or possibly a cutout or dummy.
You don’t even have to have either of those, but it would be helpful so that you can get a sense of how hard the move is.
- Simply dribble the football forward, wait until you are a couple of yards (meters) from your defender, and then go for the flick.
- Remember, you need to know which side you are going to.
TIP: A defender has every right to hold their ground. This trick will be useless if you simply bulldoze your opponent and give away a foul!
Drill 2: Flicking a Soccer Ball over Your Head when You Receive a Pass
Our first drill was a little bit lax, but this one will be the real test.
- First, have your partner pass you the ball.
- They need to mix up their speeds so that you can get a grasp on how to do it in various situations.
- With the football rolling toward you and them closing you down, you are now under much more pressure and in a game-type situation.
Drill 3: Flicking a Ball Coming from Different Angles
This is the ultimate test for this move.
- Find a third person, and have them pass the ball to you from different angles, rather than coming from straight ahead.
This is by far the hardest way to do this, and usually only the very best players are able to pull this off because the soccer ball is coming from the side and it is difficult to steer against that momentum.
But if you can pull it off, you will be much better for it!
One of the very first lessons I had to learn when playing at a higher level was that sometimes you just have to try things.
That is the best way that I can explain how to learn to do tricks, flicks, and juggling!
A good footballer is able to take a situation and then improvise to find the right solution quickly and efficiently with little to no thought.
Sometimes moves done on the pitch would seem impossible to do if you sat down and thought about them.
But, oftentimes, if you just put your mind to it and do it, they can be accomplished and get you the end result that you wanted.
The rainbow flick is one of those moves, and you, too, can learn to do it in time with hard work and dedication!
Thanks for reading our article on how to flick a soccer ball over your head (when you receive a pass). I hope it has helped you!
How to Do a Rainbow in Soccer (6-Step Guide)
A flamboyant and flashy trick, the rainbow is sure to draw gasps of amazement and appreciation from any crowd.
The move involves you flicking the ball over your head and that of your opponent.
It’s the ball’s arching trajectory that lends the trick its name.
To master this soccer move, you’ll need to spend quite a lot of time practising out on the training pitch as it demands a high level of technique as well as impeccable timing and fleet footwork.
Let’s first take a look at how to do the rainbow in soccer from a stationary position before learning how to do it on the run.
How to Do a Rainbow (Stationary)
While the rainbow is usually performed on the run, it’s worth first practising it from a stationary position as this will help you to master the footwork and the movement that the trick involves.
Let’s break it down into small steps for you to work on.
Step #1 – Place the Ball Between Your Feet
At the start of the move, have the ball nestled between your feet, lying stationary on the ground.
Step #2 – Roll the Ball Up the Side of Your Leg
Next, use your non-dominant foot to roll the ball up the side of your standing leg.
To do this, press the ball against your right ankle (if you are right-footed) with the inside of your left foot and then roll it up your leg.
This should be towards the back of your leg and not the front.
Key to this part of the move is rolling the ball quickly and forcefully so that it doesn’t have time to drop back to the ground before you complete the rest of the move.
Step #3 – Follow Through with the Movement
Once you have set the ball rolling, you want its force and pace to propel it up your calf until it reaches around knee height.
The ball should then rise into the air just above the heel of your standing foot – not too near to it but also not too high and far away from it either.
This then sets you up perfectly to strike it in the next part of the move.
Step #4 – Kick Upwards with Your Heel
As your non-dominant foot lands back on the ground, the heel of your standing or dominant foot should flick up and kick the perfectly placed underside of the ball upwards.
In theory, this should arch it up over your head (and that of your opponent) with the ball landing in front of you.
This part of the rainbow is understandably the hardest to master, so it’ll take some experimenting and practice until you get it right time and time again.
The trick is to do it as quickly as possible so that the ball doesn’t have time to fall to the ground and you kick it backwards by accident.
To make sure that it lands in front of you and doesn’t go behind you or simply shoot up into the air, lean forward as you’re kicking.
This should help to propel it forwards.
Now that we’ve seen how the trick works from a stationary position, let’s move on to how you can use it in a match situation while running towards an opposing player.
As aforementioned, the rainbow is primarily used by tricky forwards when they’re haring towards the defender in front of them.
As such, it ‘s very important to learn how to do the move on the run.
While some players do the rainbow from a stationary position, this is quite rare and requires even greater timing and technique.
Now that you’ve mastered doing it from a stationary position, let’s see how you can do the rainbow on the run.
Step #1 – Dribble Towards Your Defender
With the ball at your feet, dribble towards your defender.
If possible, throw in a couple of step overs or feints to keep them guessing as to what you’re going to do and which way you’re going to try and go around them.
When you’ve drawn them in to make the tackle is when you want to start doing the rainbow.
Too far away from them and you won’t get it up and over them, too near and you’ll simply hit it into their shins or midriff or get tackled.
Step #2 – Place the Heel of Your Dominant Foot in Front
As the ball is rolling towards the defender and they’ve moved forward to meet you, you want to place your dominant foot in front of the ball.
This helps protect it and means that the ball is just about to roll into the back of your heel.
Step #3 – Use Your Other Foot to Trap the Ball
Next, bring your non-dominant foot behind the ball and trap it against the heel of your other foot.
To have maximum control over the ball, you want to use the inside forward part of your non-dominant foot and press it against the ankle of your dominant foot.
Now the ball should be in between your two feet, ready for you to start the swift sweeping rainbow movement.
Step #4 – Roll the Ball Up Your Dominant Leg
With the ball wedged between the front of your foot and ankle, sweep the ball up your dominant leg. This should be on the inside of your leg but towards your calf.
The risk here is pushing it too far to the other side so that you either miss the flick or kick it in the wrong direction.
Alternatively, you may not push it far enough and this then makes the rainbow impossible to pull off.
The idea is to roll the ball quickly and forcefully up the back of your dominant foot’s heel so that it sweeps up the calf.
It should then spin into the air and occupy the space above your heel.
Step #5 – Kick Upwards with Your Heel
Now that the ball is in place above your heel, you want to kick upwards and strike the underside of the ball.
This should then propel the ball up into the air.
To make the ball arch up over your head and that of the defender marking you, you want to lean forward as you do the move.
This then means that the ball should shoot up over you both and land in front of you, ready for you to run onto it.
Step #6 – Run Around the Defender
Now that you’ve got the ball up and over your opponent, you want to dodge past the dazed and confused defender and control the ball as it comes down.
With your touch, you ideally want to take it further away from the defender and into space.
You then have more time in which to put in a deadly cross or get a shot off at goal.
Tips and Tricks to Maximise the Rainbow
As you can see, the rainbow is quite a tough move to master and its difficulty is why it rarely gets used in proper matches.
But the high level of technique and daring that it requires is what makes crowds so appreciative when they see such an impressive trick pulled off successfully.
The opposition can get irate though if you do the rainbow as it’s often seen as a showboating trick. So it’s a good idea to watch your ankles when you next face the same player!
To help you make the most of your new-found mastery of the move, here are some tips and tricks on how you can take the rainbow to the next level.
1. Practice Your Dribbling
As the rainbow rarely gets used and there are so few opportunities when you can or should use it, it’s well worth having lots of other tricks and flicks in your locker.
This means that your opponents will never know what you’ll hit them with next and this uncertainty gives you more time and space in which to pull off the rainbow.
By learning other moves such as the elastico, step over, Cruyff turn, and rabona, among others, you increase your danger level and help improve your technique and speed of footwork at the same time.
2. Increase Your Acceleration and Stamina
While it’s all well and good executing a perfect rainbow over your opponent, there’s no point in mastering the trick if you don’t have the acceleration to get to the ball first and speed off with it.
As such, it’s well worth working on your turn of pace to make sure you can get away from your defender and run into space.
Conditioning and stamina are also key as you don’t want to be too tired to put in a good cross or get a dangerous shot off after pulling off the rainbow and winning yourself some time and space.
3. Work on Your Decision-Making Skills
Rainbows are seldom used during proper matches and there’s a reason for this.
They’re very tricky to pull off, demand a high level of technique and, more often than not, there’s a better option for you to take.
Consequently, many players simply use them to showboat when their team is ahead and opposition players can get very angry when you dance around them using this intricate bit of skill.
But there’s certainly a place for the rainbow in your repertoire of tricks.
The secret is knowing when to use it and when to keep things simple and pass the ball to a teammate.
4. Be Confident and Get Your Timing Right
When you’ve decided to do the rainbow and are approaching the opposition player, you need to be confident and make sure that you get the timing of the move right.
If you hesitate, you’re liable to mess up the move and start the trick too late.
This will then see you get tackled or the ball cannon off the defender and away from you.
If you mistime it or start the trick too early, you’ll then find yourself challenging your opponent in the air for a header rather than racing in on goal behind them.
As such confidence and timing are key to successfully pulling off the rainbow.
5. Practice, Practice, Practice
As we’ve seen above, the rainbow is a very tricky skill to master and so you’ll certainly want to practice time and time again until you always get it right.
After having practised with the ball in a stationary position, you can then practice doing it on the move before finally incorporating it alongside some other deadly dribbles.
Take it in turns with a friend to practice the skill and remember to lean forward when doing it so as to launch the ball up, over and in front of you.
A mesmerising piece of skill, the rainbow is a great trick to have in your repertoire – particularly if you want to impress onlookers and demoralise your opponents.
As it’s so seldom used out on the pitch, it’s highly unlikely that defenders will be expecting you to attempt it and this gives you the element of surprise.
While it takes a lot of practice, technique and skill to get right, nothing is so satisfying as seeing the ball arch elegantly above your opponent’s head, leaving them flustered and confused.
Its high difficulty level means that while working on mastering the rainbow you’ll also improve your technique and footwork at the same time.
A real show-stopper of a skill, the rainbow is well worth learning if you want to dazzle and daze your opponents.
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Rainbow kick – Soccer Advanced Skills
In the sport, each of the 11 players on a team is assigned to a particular position on the field of play. A team is made up of one goalkeeper and ten outfield players who fill various defensive, midfield, and attacking positions depending on the formation deployed. These positions describe both the player’s main role and their area of operation on the pitch.
Goalkeeper: Goalkeeper, often shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football.
Centre-back: The job of the centre-back is to stop opposing players, particularly the strikers, from scoring, and to bring the ball out from their penalty area.
Sweeper: The sweeper is a defensive position in football, so called because their job is to ‘sweep up’ any attacking moves which pass other defenders.
Full-back: The full-backs take up the holding wide positions and traditionally stayed in defense at all times, until a set-piece.
Wing-back: The wing-back (or attacking full-back) are defenders with heavier emphasis on attack.
Centre midfield: Central midfielders provide a link between defense and attack, fulfilling a number of duties and operating primarily in the middle third of the pitch.
Defensive midfield: A defensive midfielder is a central midfielder who is stationed in front of the defenders to provide more defensive protection, thus “holding back” when the rest of the midfield supports the attack.
Attacking midfield: An attacking midfielder is a midfield player who is positioned in an advanced midfield position, usually between central midfield and the team’s forwards, and who has a primarily offensive role.
Wide midfield: Is a midfielder who is stationed to the left or right of central midfield.
Centre forward: A centre forward (main striker) has the key task of scoring goals and for this reason acts as the focal point of the majority of attacking play by a team.
Second striker: They are required to be more “nippy”, quick, mobile, and skillful, helping to create goals and scoring opportunities for centre forwards.
Winger: Is an attacking player who is stationed in a wide position near the touchlines.
Neymar Rainbow Flick – Soccer Training Info
Let’s learn how to do Neymar rainbow flick. With the soccer ball between your legs, roll the ball up one of your legs and then flicks the ball with the heel area of the other foot up and over your head. This is a juggle skill usually just for training sessions but Neymar often does this rainbow flick in actual games. Most defenders aren’t pleased when Neymar pulls off or even tries the rainbow flick on them. Is it showboating or skillful when Neymar does the rainbow flick? If it works, why not let Neymar do it.
Neymar Given Yellow Card for Rainbow Flick
Neymar pulls off a rainbow flick but gets fouled in the process. Watch how Neymar flicks the ball up and over the defenders’ head but gets pushed down when the defender realizes he’s beaten. Tough to face off against Neymar when he’s got the soccer ball at his feet, you’re bound to get embarrassed when you close him down, especially if he decides to try a rainbow flick.
Neymar has gotten in some trouble for pulling a rainbow flick off at the end of games, even doing it while playing for Barcelona. It’s maybe not a move you want to do when your team is winning and there are only a few minutes left. However, if you have skill like this, as Neymar does, why not use it in a game.
Sometimes the defender gets a bit upset when Neymar pulls off the Neymar flick against them…. as you can imagine. I go back and forth on this though, whether or not Neymar should do this in a game or not.
Neymar’s rainbow flick over Moataz Zemzemi after being kicked 3 times in a row by him.
Overall, if Neymar is actually using the flick to get away from a defender when he really doesn’t have too many other options, then I saw do it. Again, if his team is winning by a wide margin, and it’s towards the end of game, then Neymar can maybe skip doing this trick move.
But soccer is supposed to be a fun game, the beautiful game, so you want players like Neymar to try things and get creative.
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The rainbow flick is one of the oldest football skills, and while it’s simple to do once you’ve learned it, the rainbow football skills are always cool looking in a match – and if you watch this rainbow flick tutorial and go train hard, there’s no reason you shouldn’t learn how to do the rainbow football skills in no time. Introduced in the 1990’s and popularised by Jay Jay Okocha, Ilhan Mansis and Neymar Jr., the rainbow flick describes a trick where you use both feet to get the football over yours and the opponents head – in which ever way possible. Today, we will teach you how to learn 3 of the skills in our rainbow flick tutorial.
23 Skills & Tricks Explained 2021
Although simple soccer is straightforward, the skillset and moves of an advanced player are vast. Soccer is a little more complicated in the advanced stages.
Here I will take you through 23 advanced moves, that not even the best pros can perform. If you can have some of these in your locker, you’ll be the game-changer!
In this article, I’ve broken down a list of advanced moves into 3 core categories – individual, striking, and team.
What are the advanced soccer moves?
Individual Skill Moves
The Pull-Back “V”
Marseille Turn – Maradona/Zidane Roulette – The 360 – The Spin
Outside the boot (Trivela)
Overhead Kick / Bicycle Kick
Team Skill Moves
Elaborate Free-kick Routines
Elaborate Corner Routines
False touch corner
Chip to the edge of the box
There are high-level aspects to defending in soccer but these are generally positional and tactically based.
Most defensive “moves” are rudimentary in nature.
Therefore, we’ve mainly concentrated on offense. Whether you’re a player or a fan, please enjoy this read-through on advanced soccer moves.
Cristiano Ronaldo with a no-look pass | Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
Individual Skill: Advanced Soccer Moves
Beating a player 1-on-1 is one of the most difficult scenarios in a game. Pace and strength can be enough to get you past an opposition player some of the time.
More often than not, it will take a little bit more than that. Individual skill moves to beat a defender are crucial for all players in the modern era.
Not everyone is expected to be able to pull off pieces of magic like Messi, Ronaldo, or Neymar, but all players should have a certain amount of advanced moves in their locker.
22.06.2018. Saint Petersburg, Russian NEYMAR in action during the Fifa World Cup Russia 2018, Group E, football game between BRAZIL V COSTARICA in Saint Petersburg Stadium.
There are hundreds of skill moves used to take on opposition players and hundreds of more variations of these.
Let’s take a look at some of the most effective, impressive, and famous skill moves in soccer.
The step-over is a demonstration of quick feet where a player feints a change of direction by throwing a foot over the ball, then quickly shifts the ball in the opposite direction and accelerates away from the defender.
There are different ways to execute a step-over, with the inside step-over and outside step-over being the most common. Players often step over the ball multiple times.
Most players have executed at least one step-over in their career, however, few have performed the move with as much grace as Robinho.
In-game stepover compilation
For any players out there looking to improve their step-over game, check out a few nice variations in this video below:
From the horse’s mouth. Johan Cruyff executing the Cruyff Turn.
The Ronaldo chop is a hybrid of a few different soccer moves, including the Cruyff turn. It’s performed on the run and involves a fake, a flick, and a change of direction.
Like the Cruyff turn, the player fakes a shot, pass, or cross, then uses their outside leg to flick the ball behind their standing leg.
Ronaldo often uses the chop to cut inside and create space for a shot.
Cristiano has performed this move to great effect since the early years of his career, so much so that it has been named after him.
Many players use this move but none have had the success or recognition that Cristiano has had with it.
The Pull-Back “V”
A key move for any central midfield player, and a useful one for players in all other positions, the pull-back V helps you create space in a tight situation.
The success of the pull-back V comes down to the space that one can create with the body.
- With the ball in front (you can initially fake a pass but it’s not essential),
- Use the sole of the foot to roll the ball backward.
- Keep the defender at a distance.
- Then take the foot from the top of the ball.
- Use the instep to kick the ball out in front and away from the defender.
- A quick change of pace and you’re gone.
It’s essential to create enough space in the rollback. Here is an excellent walkthrough and demonstration of the V pull back, and its effectiveness.
Marseille Turn – Maradona/Zidane Roulette – The 360 – The Spin
It involves 2 drag backs, using both feet, while continuously shielding the ball.
The Marseille turn has many names and a few variations. This is an advanced skill move that’s quite difficult to pull off, but when it works, it’s a thing of beauty.
- The first drag back takes the ball away from the defender.
- The second is performed by the other foot.
- While pirouetting.
- Take the ball around the defender.
- During the spin, the player’s back faces the defender to keep the ball safe.
Diego Maradona often used the Marseille spin | Image courtesy of Wikipedia
It’s difficult to execute this trick as it requires quick feet, close control, the use of your weak foot, and exceptional balance.
We often see players leaving the ball behind them while they attempt it. However, if used correctly, it’s very difficult to stop.
Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane performed the Marseille turn regularly to great effect.
The McGeady spin is similar to the Marseille roulette but it ends with the player going in a different direction.
- Instead of a second drag
- The player uses the outside of their foot to flick the ball.
- It’s a difficult trick to time but when executed well, it’s a real bamboozler!
This move is named after a lesser-known player – Aiden McGeady (Rep. of Ireland).
The best of the McGeady spin
The Elastico or Flip Flap is a dynamic skill move that requires a huge amount of practice to master. Made famous by Brazillian, Rivellino, in the 1970 World Cup, this move always draws “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd.
The Elastico can be performed while dribbling or from a standstill.
- Feint a move toward the outside to the dominant foot.
- Push the ball with the outside of their foot.
- Then quickly wrap the foot around the ball to the other side.
- Completely change the direction that the ball is going.
This ‘flip-flap’ motion must be done very quickly or the player will lose control of the ball. Ronaldinho – a master of the Elastico | Image courtesy of Flickr
The “Hocus Pocus” is a variation of the Elastico. The ‘flip-flap’ motion of the foot goes from inside to outside and the positioning and direction of the feet are different.
- Place one foot in front of the ball.
- With the back foot, slide the ball toward the outside of the standing leg.
- Perform an inside to outside flip-flap.
If if a standard Elastico doesn’t provide enough entertainment to your audience, try a Hocus Pocus!
If you really want to embarrass your opponent, there is nothing quite like a rainbow flick. Make sure that you pull it off though – otherwise you’ll be the one that the crowd is taunting!
Generally, this move isn’t very practical. However, Neymar and Jay-Jay Okocha have shown their usefulness in the past.
To perform a rainbow flick;
- Roll the ball up your standing leg.
- Then flick your heel upward.
- Kick the ball high over your head, and your opponent’s.
Top 10 rainbow flicks. Enjoy!
Striking Technique: Advanced Soccer Moves
There are many ways to strike a soccer ball. Depending on what a player is hoping to do, how the ball is moving toward them.
That way you’re facing, or what the circumstances are, you may strike the ball in a different way.
Here are some advanced techniques for striking a soccer ball.
Outside the boot (Trivela)
The technique of curling the ball with the outside of the foot is known as Trivela. It’s a fantastic method for generating curl on a shot or pass.
When hit correctly, a Trivela can also be a very powerful way of striking a ball. The outside of the foot is the main area that connects with the ball.
- The foot slides from the back toward the front of the ball to create spin.
- The foot touches a lot more of the ball than a normal shooting technique.
- The standing foot is further from the base of the ball than usual.
- This gives the striking leg room to swing.
Top 5 Ricardo Quaresma
The follow-through is extremely important for both power and curl. Shooting-wise, Ricardo Quaresma and the Trivela go hand in hand.
He’s a number of amazing Trivela goals. Check some of them out here:
Luca Modric is one of the greatest proponents of the Trivela for passing.
Modric uses the technique frequently to play passes through defensive lines. Here are some beautiful examples of this:
Some of the greatest Trivela goals
It can be used in shooting and passing. Similar to a golf technique, to chip a ball, a player will use their foot as a wedge to strike underneath the ball.
Excessive power is not needed.
Precision placement of the foot to send the ball in an upward direction is the most important factor.
AllAttack has a nice breakdown of how to perform the technique:
This technique is very useful for long-range passing, or for shooting when a goalkeeper comes rushing out.
Messi is a master at the chip technique (surprise, surprise!), particularly when shooting.
Let’s take a look at some of the best chip passes and goals over the years:
Overhead Kick / Bicycle Kick
This spectacular technique has provided us with some of the greatest goals in history. We’ve been lucky to see outrageous bicycle kicks in recent years.
Many of these goals have come in high-profile games, going to show that although flashy, an overhead kick is an advanced technique that’s useful to have in matches.
The bicycle kick dates back many years | Image courtesy of Wikipedia
Perhaps the best of all was Gareth Bale’s goal in the Uefa Champions League Final in 2018.
Considering the difficulty of the technique, his position in relation to the ball, and the occasion, one can only marvel at the strike.
The technique requires a great deal of athleticism, timing, and perfect execution to get right. There is very little luck involved when we see an overhead kick fly into the back of the net.
A bicycle kick is performed by;
- Propelling yourself into the air in a backward direction.
- Make a cycle motion with their feet.
- Generates enough momentum to be able to strike the ball.
Some of the greatest overhead kick goals
A variation of the bicycle kick is the scissors kick. It’s essentially the same technique but the player strikes the ball while sideways, as opposed to overhead.
Backheel tutorial demonstrating different uses of the technique
To perform a Rabona, a player will kick the ball in such a way that the kicking leg wraps around the back of the standing leg. At the point of contact with the ball, the player’s legs are crossed.
One of the most audacious ways to strike a ball in soccer. Its use in practical terms is limited (but not useless).
It’s generally used by players who are one foot dominant and are hesitant to use their weaker feet.
It’s a very flashy technique that’ll always get a cheer from the crowd.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain performing a Rabona during a warm-up | Image courtesy of Wikipedia
A Rabona fake is perhaps more common than Rabonas themselves.
It’s performed in the same way as a Rabona but instead of striking the ball, plant your foot next to it and step over it using their standing leg.
Some of the best examples of Rabonas and Rabona fakes
A knuckleball is a striking technique where a ball is struck with a lot of power but with a very little amount of spin.
Due to the force of the strike, the shape of the ball, and the air that the ball has to travel through, the ball moves very strangely and erratically.
The science behind this striking technique is very complicated. Physorg completed a study on the success behind knuckleball in soccer.
Cristiano Ronaldo uses the knuckleball technique regularly | Image courtesy of Jan SOLO
A well-struck knuckleball is a nightmare for any goalkeeper and, at a glance, often makes them look silly.
However, if we look closely at the trajectory of the ball, the movement is unpredictable and the ball can change direction in a split second.
The knuckleball technique is extremely difficult to execute well but if you manage to strike them consistently, you’re guaranteed to score a lot of free kicks.
Team Skill: Advanced Soccer Moves
Elaborate Free-kick Routines
Every now and again, a team may attempt an elaborate free-kick routine. This is something that’s to be drilled to a tee and used in specific circumstances.
If all players are not in tune or if the play is executed sloppily, it’s ruined.
Teams will come to expect it and the play won’t have a chance to work. There are many forms of free-kick routines. Here are a few:
It’s unclear if trick free-kicks are born from training ground antics or moments of genius from coaches.
Some trick plays can involve players faking to argue or mess up a routine, only for the intended shooter to arrive out of nowhere and take advantage of an unexpecting defense and goalkeeper.
Another trick play is where 2 players stand over a free kick.
- One player steps back to line up the shot while the other lines up to lay the ball off.
- Just before the shooter begins the run-up.
- The lay-off player takes the shot quickly.
- Catch the goalkeeper unawares.
Free kicks are great opportunities to try a trick play | Image courtesy of Ronnie Macdonald
Dummy runs are used a lot in soccer. Several players line up to take the free-kick. The players know who the actual taker will be but all run toward the ball as if each will take the shot.
This makes it difficult for goalkeepers and defenders in the wall to anticipate.
Dummy runs can also go wrong if there is poor communication between players. Sometimes players will accidentally kick the ball as they run past it.
Lay-offs are a great way of changing the angle and opening up the goal for a striker. The free-kick taker passes the ball sideways as the striker runs onto the ball.
This makes it easier to beat the defensive wall and a moving ball often allows for more power on the strike.Multiple players standing over the ball can confuse the defending team | Image courtesy of Ronnie Macdonald
Disguised passes are a lot like trick plays, as they involve extensive practice, pin-point execution, and are aimed at fooling the defensive team.
Attacking players stand in specific formations and have timed runs to make. There are countless options for this type of routine.
Ultimately, the free-kick taker pretends to shoot but at the moment of contact, they pass the ball to a teammate.
This initiates the play and from there the attackers may shoot or make a series of pre-planned passes to create a goalscoring opportunity.
The video below shows several examples of each of these tactics.
Elaborate Corner Routines
Much like with free kicks, players can also use the element of surprise to catch out defenders in corner kick situations.
False Touch Corner
This is a very sneaky move that can lead to goalscoring opportunities. The corner taker will, ever so slightly, touch the ball and then signal to a teammate to come and take the corner.
The opposition may not realize that the corner has been taken and the ball is now live. This allows for the ‘new taker’ to dribble the ball goalward to an unexpecting defense.
New York Red bulls pulling this off expertly
The Champions League Semi-Final between Liverpool and Barcelona in 2019 provided us with a moment of genius from Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.
If you haven’t seen it already, check out the trick corner below.
Robben vs Manchester United
Advanced defensive ‘moves’ per se, usually have more to do with positioning and decision making than a particular skill.
A tackle, block, or header (common defensive moves) would not be regarded as advanced.
There is a more physical and tactical nuance to defending. Therefore, this is the only defensive move referenced as part of this article. The offside trap can prove to be a risky maneuver | Image courtesy of Wikipedia.
An offside trap is a risky yet useful tactic. It’s imperative that the defensive line is in perfect sync for this to work.Offside Trap Example in Soccer. SoccerBlade.com
Just before the opposition plays the ball behind a team’s defense, the defensive line runs ahead of the opposing striker to play them offside.
The risk factor is huge. If the defense gets this wrong, the opposition will more than likely have a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
The reward is, that if this tactic is effective, the opposition will be caught offside. In the VAR era, this type of move is becoming less common.
Beating the offside trap
Practice Soccer Moves
Although a group of players might be necessary for set-pieces and specific team moves, individual skill, and striking techniques can be practiced by the individual.
As with all things, practicing these moves will help a player or team to execute in-game.
In the digital age, there are online tutorials for almost every skill move and a striking technique known to man.
With this in mind, it’s exciting to think about the future generations of soccer players and the invention of new advanced soccer moves.
The technical skill level of modern players is at an all-time high.
Are we about to see the bar be raised even higher in the coming years? I certainly believe so. For more useful guides, see the articles below or visit our home page.
How do you do skill moves in soccer?
Train with the ball at your feet to improve your dexterity and practice the moves from 10 to 100 times.
How do you get around a defender in soccer?
Make the defender think you’re going one way but you go another, with a trick or dummy.
How do you stop a trick in soccer?
Most soccer moves can be stopped by standing two yards away from your opponent.
PSG’s Neymar fumes after Lyon’s Lucas Paqueta booked for rainbow flick
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has said that the “beautiful game is over” after Lyon player Lucas Paqueta was shown a yellow card for attempting a rainbow flick during a Ligue 1 match on Wednesday.
Paqueta scored in Lyon’s 3-1 victory over Troyes but in stoppage time, the midfielder attempted to flick the ball over Giulian Biancone, who reacted angrily to the piece of skill.
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Referee Stephanie Frappart booked Paqueta following the trick, but Neymar was disappointed and criticised the decision on Instagram.
“This episode is very, very sad, receiving a yellow card for a dribble,” he wrote. “The technical gesture is a solution, no matter where it takes place and no matter what minute it is performed.
“The same thing happened to me last season. This year, it’s happened to Paqueta. Honestly, I don’t understand the reasons. The famous ‘Joga Bonito’ [beautiful game] is over. Enjoy while it lasts.”
Neymar expressed his disappointment online after Lucas Paqueta was booked for attempting a rainbow flick. Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images
Although it doesn’t specifically exist in the Laws of the Game in France, a referee can brandish a yellow card if they believe a player is mocking an opponent.
Players receiving bookings for this doesn’t happen often as it is down to the official’s interpretation of what has happened. It usually applies when a team are losing by a large margin.
Neymar reacted angrily when he was booked by referee Jerome Brisard for performing the same skill in PSG’s 5-0 win against Montpellier last February.
The Brazil international confronted the officials in the tunnel at half-time and following the match, he wrote on his Instagram: “I just play football.”
Neymar helped PSG continue their winning start to the league campaign with a 2-1 win at Metz on Wednesday thanks to a double from new signing Achraf Hakimi.
90,000 APLs support the LGBT community, rainbow colors are everywhere – even on laces and captain’s armbands – Taylor Swift – Blogs
You definitely noticed this.
The Premier League is running the Rainbow Laces campaign – in support of the LGBT community and against any form of discrimination. The women’s Premier League, lower divisions and the Scottish Championship have joined the action.
The Premier League first supported the campaign in 2016, co-founded with the first gay open football club, Stonewall, which has won the minority world championships several times.In 2017, Manchester United became a partner of his charitable foundation, and in 2018 – the Football Association of England.
For the fourth year in a row, rainbow colors are everywhere in Premier League matches: on the league emblem, captain’s armbands, corner flags, on club social networks.
Some teams come up with something of their own. For example, Crystal Palace has released a limited edition kit.
Yes, the laces on the boots of many football players are also rainbow-colored.
And not only among footballers.
Alex Kay-Jelski, editor-in-chief of one of the main sports media on the planet, The Athletic and openly gay, spoke to some players about homophobia. He thought that they would get off with routine phrases, but it turned out much more lively.
Here are the most striking statements.
Hector Bellerin, Arsenal:
“We need the LGBT community to be perceived as part of society.It amazes me that in 2019 a person can feel rejected for who they are. It seems to me that in football we are behind for several years – after all, this should be a natural human right. And all of us can help in accepting this: players, coaches, staff. ”
Jonas Loessl, Everton:
“I have friends from the LGBT community in Denmark. In my youth, I grew up with them, so it all seems natural to me. I just don’t understand why people shouldn’t talk openly about their beliefs, faith, or sexual orientation. I will wear rainbow laces for the game against Chelsea on December 7th. ”
David Silva, Manchester City:
“If you support the club and come to the stadium, you should be welcome. It seems that now it is not so everywhere. Some fans are not sure that they will not be insulted. It just isn’t right. Football for everyone. ”
Jordan Henderson, Liverpool:
“The campaign is very important for fans who feel they cannot be themselves in the stands.Or worse, if they have to hide it out of fear of abuse.
I am a father, husband, son and brother. People I love and care about come to watch my game. If any of them felt uncomfortable and insecure simply because they were part of the LGBT community, then I am afraid to think about the world in which we live.
Even if one person doubts that he will be warmly received at the stadium because of his orientation, the action is important. I do not sit in the stands at Anfield and cannot judge how widespread this phenomenon is in our stadium. But on behalf of the players, I want to say: at Anfield, we are glad to absolutely everyone. ”
Billy Sharp, Sheffield United:
“Players want everyone to be able to cheer for us and have fun with it. Sheffield United fans have a tradition – fans in the stands are like family. We support each other and emphasize that everyone should be treated with respect. ”
Christian Fuchs, Leicester:
“As you play football, your views become broader.I have gay friends. And they shouldn’t be afraid to go to games. This is just another person, a friend with whom I am pleased to communicate. Why should there be discrimination? ”
André Gray, Watford (disqualified in 2016 for homophobic tweets of 2012):
“Before the tweets surfaced, I understood a lot. Then I was just an uneducated young man who was strongly influenced by the environment. Thanks to football for taking me out of this environment and changing my outlook.
Rainbow laces mean a lot, but I think they should be worn by the whole team, not just 1-2 players.I hope the captain will talk to us about this. And we will all take part in the action ”.
Graham Potter, Brighton coach:
“Don’t underestimate the impact of this campaign: it’s very important for someone to see a football player in rainbow laces. If someone who does not go to the stadium because of hatred in the stands sees a rainbow flag on TV at a Premier League match, it will be very important for a person. ”
Kay-Jelski, Editor-in-Chief of The Athletic, cites LGBT discrimination statistics:
• 40% of the surveyed representatives of sexual minorities do not feel safe at sports events.
• 17% of fans in the UK believe that being insulted because of sexual orientation should not be perceived as an insult, if it is, for example, a joke about an opponent.
Fighting against this: at the end of November, Leeds fans wrote a statement to the police against a fan of their own club, who shouted homophobic jokes at the opponent’s footballer.
The promotion will continue on Sunday and Monday.
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Hey Torpedo, weak, how is he?
Mikhail Trofimov, a 24-year-old boy from Raduzhny, knows very well that none of the Vladimir Torpedo players will be able to repeat the soccer ball tricks that he can easily do.Although for professionals, working with the ball is a highly paid daily job under the guidance of experienced trainers, and Trofimov is just an amateur!
However, Misha does not put himself above the Torpedo players and briefly explains: his favorite sport, football freestyle, is still far from classic football. Today only 7 people are engaged in this street sport in 33 regions, they all know each other by sight. And Mikhail is perhaps the most experienced of the magnificent seven, because he has already taken part in the official championships of Russia twice.
Trofimov has not yet hit the pedestal, but the talented juggler, of course, has everything ahead:
– The lack of experience of performing in front of a large audience, on stage, prevented. And my level does not suit me yet, – Mikhail modestly explains. – Believe me, in general in Russia our sport is much better developed than in the Vladimir region.
To learn how to juggle the ball with any part of the body, Trofimov took 8 years of daily training.The young man did not have a mentor – he had to learn all the tricks himself. And today he is used to winning applause in front of a wide variety of audiences.
Trofimov also plays mini-football – in the amateur league of the city of Vladimir for the team of the Trade Union Committee of VlSU.
The juggler has serious ambitions. Our fellow countryman dreams of growing to the level of the world championship. And Trofimov is going to open his own football freestyle school for boys, the first in the Vladimir region.
Especially for the viewers of “TV-MIG” Mikhail Trofimov demonstrated several tricks right on the icy tiles of the pedestrian zone of Georgievskaya Street. It turned out great, but on a normal floor Misha, of course, would have shown us a lot more tricks. In addition to tricks, you can watch Trofimov’s express interview in the video.
UEFA examines the confiscation of the rainbow flag at the Euro 2020 match in Baku | Football in Germany and Europe: Bundesliga, UEFA, World Championships | DW
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is investigating the incident with the confiscation of the rainbow flag from a visitor to the quarterfinal match of the European Championship between the national teams of Denmark and the Czech Republic, held on Saturday, July 3 in Baku.Stewards at the Olympic Stadium in the capital of Azerbaijan have taken the symbol of the LGBT community from a Danish fan.
UEFA did not give instructions to confiscate rainbow flags at matches either in Baku or in other cities hosting the European championship, AFP quoted the organization as saying. The rainbow flag embodies the fundamental values of UEFA, the union said.
According to preliminary data, the man was drunk. A conflict broke out between him and several visitors to the match. The attendants intervened, but allowed the Danish fan to remain in the stadium “despite his condition”, and the flag was later returned to him.This information was confirmed by the association of football fans Fans Europe, pointing to a gross violation of UEFA rules.
Ban on lighting the stadium in Munich with all the colors of the rainbow
At the end of June, UEFA completed a test of the actions of the goalkeeper and captain of the German national football team Manuel Neuer, who appeared several times at the European Championship with a bandage in the colors of the rainbow. The sports organization interpreted the captain’s gesture as a symbol of the national team’s support for diversity and thus a “good cause,” the German Football Association said.
UEFA later banned Munich from illuminating the stadium with all the colors of the rainbow during the match between the national teams of Germany and Hungary in the group stage of Euro 2020. The union explained that it is a politically and religiously neutral organization and therefore rejected the request of the Mayor of Munich due to the “political context, which is a message focused on the decision of the Hungarian parliament.” We are talking about the adoption by Budapest of a law banning “advertising” of homosexuality, which drew criticism in the European Union.
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German beach volleyball player Kira Walkenhorst (Kira Walkenhorst of the year) won the gold medal at the 2016 Brazil Olympics with her 2016 Olympic medal in Brazil Laura Ludwig. “In December, I will become a mother,” Kira said recently in an interview with the Bild newspaper. It was not Kira who became pregnant, but her officially registered wife Maria – with the help of artificial insemination from an anonymous donor.
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Sue Bird, basketball player
One of the most decorated basketball players in the world, Sue Bird in 2017, openly declared her relationship with the US football player Megan Rapino: “I am a lesbian, Megan “My girlfriend. It’s no secret to people who know me.” Sue Bird played for Dynamo Moscow. She is connected with Russia not only by sports: her father’s family came to America from Russia.
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Anthony Bowens, wrestler and model
Anthony Bowens (left), wrestler and model came out as bisexual on his boyfriend Michael Pavano’s YouTube channel.In his Facebook account in the column “marital status” Anthony openly indicated the name of his boyfriend and gave a link to his page.
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Mark Foster, swimmer
Six-time world swimming champion Briton Mark Foster came out in November 2017 after retiring from his sports career. In an interview with The Guardian, he admitted that he was not honest with himself and his fans. “I am 47 years old, I do not participate in competitions, but I am not the first gay athlete to tell the truth about myself,” – said Mark Foster.
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Robert Millar, cyclist
Legendary British cyclist Robert Millar changed gender and became a woman named Philipa York. The athlete admitted that the sex change process began in 2000, but he hid it so as not to cause anger from the fans.
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Colin Jackson, track and field athlete
British track and field athlete Colin Jackson hid his sexual orientation for many years.Only on August 26, 2017, he came out in an interview for the Swedish documentary “Rainbow Heroes”. According to the athlete himself, he did not want the media to make another sensation out of this.
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Teresa Go, swimmer
Teresa Goo, 30, from Singapore, who won the bronze medal in swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games, came out on the eve of the annual festival Pink Dot in July 2017.Friends and girlfriend supported the athlete in her decision to publicly declare her homosexuality.
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Brian Anderson, skateboarder
Brian Anderson, winner of the World Skateboarding Cup in Dortmund, said that he was gay to his family and colleagues, but decided to come out in public only at 40 years old. “For me, skateboarding has always come first and my homosexuality comes second,” Anderson told Vice Sports.
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Danny Watts, race car driver
Briton Danny Watts, by his own admission, pretended to be heterosexual for 17 years. Watts said that he did not dare to come out until the end of his career for fear of losing sponsors. The race car driver was married to a woman and has a son. “Constantly hiding is a lot of torment and pain,” he told reporters.
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Sean Barber pole vaulter
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90,000 as in Russia met the decision of UEFA to cancel the away goal rule – RT in Russian
UEFA announced the complete cancellation of the away goal rule in all tournaments under its auspices starting from the 2021/22 season. Now, if the goals are equal following the results of the two-legged confrontation, the teams will play extra time, and, if necessary, carry out a series of penalties. The head of the organization, Alexander Čeferin, stressed that many experts and fans have asked for the abolition of the rule in recent years.In a conversation with RT, the famous coach Igor Shalimov criticized this decision. Former goalkeeper of the Russian national team Vladimir Gabulov, on the contrary, reacted positively and stressed that football would only become more spectacular. And according to Rotor’s mentor Dmitry Khokhlov, the changes will not significantly affect the game.
“Keeps home teams from attacking football”
On the first day of rest at Euro 2020, one of the main news in the world of football was the decision of UEFA to completely abolish the away goal rule in all tournaments under its auspices.The Union of European Football Associations announced this on the official website. Starting from the 2011/22 season, with an equal score following the results of the two-legged confrontation, extra time will be assigned, and if the winner is still not determined, then a penalty shootout. This decision was made just two weeks before the start of the first qualifying round of the Champions League.
According to the head of UEFA Alexander Čeferin, recently many coaches and fans have criticized the rule and advocated its abolition.
“The impact of this rule today is contrary to its original purpose, as it essentially now deterring home teams – especially in the opening matches – from attacking football as they fear a goal that would give their opponents a significant advantage. There has also been criticism of the unfairness that the home team has to score twice after the away goal, especially in extra time, ”said Čeferin.
The UEFA President also stressed that the home field advantage today is not as serious as it used to be, and therefore away goals should not matter more.
“Given the uniformity of playing style in Europe and the many different factors that have led to the decline in home field advantage, the UEFA Executive Committee has made the right decision to accept the view that an away goal should no longer carry more weight than a ball. beaten at home, ”added Čeferin.
However, this verdict of the European football leadership did not become a big sensation. Back in April, the British media reported that UEFA was planning to introduce major changes.Allegedly, in case of equality of goals in two-legged confrontations, it was planned to take into account the goals scored on the road only during regular meetings, and not to take this indicator into account in the additional one.
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The away goal rule was introduced in European competitions back in 1965. At that time, the innovation looked logical, since the teams in the event of a draw following the results of a two-legged confrontation had to replay. The reform relieved them of this costly and inconvenient necessity.
However, in recent years, the rule has been criticized by many and called for to be canceled as outdated. In particular, the experts talked about a significant increase in the number of guest wins compared to the period when it was accepted.
Former Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has been the most consistently opposed to such conditions. For example, back in 2015, he suggested that the rule should be in effect only in extra time, as in the English League Cup. According to him, it was adopted to force teams to score in a foreign field, but since then football has changed a lot.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone spoke in a similar vein in the spring of 2020. And he did this after winning in extra time over Liverpool in the Champions League (3: 2), when his team bounced back from the score 0: 2 and reached the quarterfinals.
“I must say that I think this is dishonest. I will talk about this at the next UEFA coaches meeting. It is unfair that we had 30 minutes of extra time today to score three away goals. We had those 30 minutes for the away goal, but Liverpool didn’t. It’s not fair. Today this rule has helped us, but next time it can play against us. Liverpool had 30 minutes less time on the away goal. This is wrong, “- quoted by Simeone Liverpool Echo.
In the playoffs of the Champions League last season, two teams suffered from this rule. Juventus got into the most unpleasant situation in the confrontation with Porto in the 1/8 finals. On the road, he was defeated (1: 2), and won at home with a similar score. However, in extra time the Turintsy conceded and had to score two more goals. The Italian team managed to excel only once and took off sensationally. In the new conditions, the opponents would have to identify the winner in the penalty shootout.
Bayern were defeated by PSG on aggregate in the quarterfinals. In Munich, she lost 2: 3, and on the road she won with a minimum score, and this was not enough even to transfer the fight into extra time.
At the same time, without the away goal rule, fans would not have witnessed many historic comebacks. For example, in the Champions League quarterfinals of the 2017/18 season, Roma in the first meeting lost to Barcelona on the road – 1: 4, but at home they hit the opponent’s goal three times and moved on.In 2019, Manchester United did the same trick. The home defeat 0: 2 in the match with PSG, it seemed, did not leave the Mancunians a chance, but on the road they prevailed – 3: 1.
The controversial rule sometimes worked against Russian teams as well. For example, in the 1/8 finals of the 2003/04 Champions League, Lokomotiv lost to Monaco only because of a goal conceded at home. In Moscow, Yuri Semin’s wards turned out to be stronger (2: 1), but in Monte Carlo they lost with a minimum score and flew out of the main European Cup.
“From the point of view of sports logic, this is the right decision”
Experts interviewed by RT expressed different opinions on the UEFA decision.Some consider it correct, while others criticize it. For example, according to the famous coach Igor Shalimov, the home team should always have an advantage in the playoffs.
“I do not support this verdict. It seems to me that when you play at home in a full stadium, you should have an advantage, otherwise the fans will understand that it makes no difference whether to play a match at home or away, ”the specialist emphasized.
As an example, he recalled the opposition of Real Madrid and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1/8 finals of the UEFA Cup – 1985/86.
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“In the first match the Germans won 5: 1 in their arena and came to the return game, as they say,“ on vacation ”.But Madrid needed to score four goals at the Santiago Bernabeu in order to advance further, and everyone understood that. As a result, Real Madrid achieved their goal and reached the quarterfinals. Can you imagine if the away goal rule did not exist and Borussia won on penalties? It wouldn’t be entirely fair. Therefore, the advantage of the home field should always be there, ”added Shalimov.
In turn, the former goalkeeper of the Russian national team Vladimir Gabulov called the abolition of the rule quite a logical step on the part of UEFA.
“I spent my entire career with him. We have adapted and learned to play in these conditions. Of course, it gave a certain advantage to the visiting team. But from the point of view of sports logic, this is the right decision. It is not entirely correct when one of the teams takes off with the same number of goals scored with the opponent, ”said the bronze medalist of the 2008 European Championship.
According to him, with the abolition of the away goal rule, football will not become more boring – rather the opposite.
“Yes, of course, you can remember the great comebacks.But, firstly, there are not so many such matches during the season. Secondly, there will be more confrontations with extra time and penalty shootouts. The lottery is always interesting and highly entertaining. That is, football without the previous rule will only become more spectacular, ”Gabulov added.
Finally, Rotor head coach Dmitry Khokhlov admitted that he is indifferent to the innovation. In his opinion, it will not change football for the better.
“In principle, you can play with this scenario.To be honest, I don’t see any fundamental difference. Will football become fairer? You know, when we introduced VAR, we thought the game would be cleared, but the number of errors only increased. I see no prerequisites for what will be better. Recently, many of our rules have been changing, and everything is not for the better, ”the specialist emphasized.
The former Lokomotiv footballer also remembered how he felt after losing to Monaco in 2004 because of the same rule.
“They didn’t think about him. They just wanted us to be judged normally.Themselves could have finished the match in Moscow with a completely different score, and in the return match we were simply “killed” by the Portuguese referee Lucilio Batista. Therefore, my thoughts were exclusively about this, and not about the away goal rule, “Khokhlov admitted.
Evgeny Milevsky almost repeated the trick of Sergio Ramos (VIDEO)
Evgeny Milevsky almost repeated the trick of Sergio Ramos (VIDEO)
“Gomel” released the second episode of its video project “Play As… “, whose hero this time was midfielder Evgeny Milevsky.
The 18-year-old midfielder had to repeat the kick of Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.
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Zanyamonet 05/30/2014 12:43:49
Actually, Ramos spun the ball from a point that is one and a half to two meters deeper than the front one, and such a blow is several orders of magnitude more difficult than that performed by Zhenya !! you should take this into account, and invite the players to perform the trick exactly like a star.
ZmicerKA 05/29/2014 10:01:09
In response to comment # 88860.
If you feel more potential in yourself than in this footballer, I can help you watch in the Major League 🙂 Spindle or something?
olegka14 05/29/2014 09:35:34
In response to comment # 88856.
Do not hesitate, I will be able to spin the ball, unlike you and all your Milevs !!
Terry 05/28/2014 10:22:08 PM
In response to comment # 88853.
You wouldn’t have scored from the 556th attempt =)
olegka14 05/28/2014 9:27:42 PM
yes there he scored 56 times to his love, they just cut it off and it turned out on 4 attempts, they say)
Justin 05/28/2014 7:14:15 PM
Che for a person in cropped jeans, ahaha, lol !!!
Tim 05/28/2014 15:20:16
he scored from a corner, as we can see. from the point of ramos it did not hit
AndRu-ha-ha 28.05.2014 13:52:38
he actually repeated
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- Sergey Grigoriev
- A lot was decided in the Champions League match between Zenit and BATE.First of all, the winner got chances not only for a spring game in the UEFA Cup, but also a ghostly hope for a place in the Champions League playoffs. The loser, in fact, lost everything. This was understood in St. Petersburg. Borisov also understood this. Nevertheless, no one lost hope. The moral advantage was undoubtedly on the side of the hosts. The Belarusians have already accomplished a feat, making their way to the main tournament of the League. A draw with Juventus, a similar result with Zenit at a party, the championship, which was issued the other day – because of what Borisov residents were in a good mood.
- About four thousand fans from St. Petersburg came to support Zenit in the capital of Belarus (the stadium in Borisov is not suitable for holding matches of this level). Not everyone was greeted with a rosy reception – the official “fan” train was specially held at the stations, people were not allowed out of the cars, and it is unknown whose peace on the train was supported by riot police. At the station, the inhabitants of the train were met and escorted to the stadium. Maybe that’s why angry and sober fans supported their team so fiercely.
- The trains were not surprising. For the Belarusians, instead of the injured Volodko, Krivets moved into the middle line, Nekhaichik took his place on the flank, otherwise the composition was the same as in the previous League match.
- At Zenit, a pair of central defenders were Puygrenye and Krizhanac, and the attacking triangle Arshavin – Danny – Pogrebnyak loomed ahead. The rest of the positions did not need comments, every football fan can name them himself.
- From the first minutes it became clear that the die-hard Advocaat changed tactics. Zenit acted tougher than usual, completely blocking the room for maneuver for Borisov’s fast midfielders. And where it was possible, the St. Petersburg team carefully and finely fouled, not allowing the attack to develop.
- To play as strictly as possible in the center of the field, not letting them turn around, not letting them break into the penalty area – this was the task before the pets of Advocaat. And on occasion, “Zenith” willingly controlled the ball, weaving lace for a long time.But at the first opportunity Zenit retreated, blocking any opportunities for quick attacks of the opponent.
- The tactic worked. For the entire first half, the hosts had three chances to score, and all due to the drawing of standards. First, on the 12th minute, Nekhaychik was beating dangerously – Malafeev saved his team. However, before that, the Zenit goalkeeper performed his favorite trick with the loss of position. But on 40 minutes after a corner Malafeev made a save after Likhtorovich hit. The third moment was created by the Borisov team at the end of the half – and again the Zenit goalkeeper was on top.
- And what about Zenit? Not taking the number of the sharpest moments, the St. Petersburg club took the quality. An exemplary attack on the 34th minute ended with a goal. Danny first returned to his penalty area, helped to take the ball away, then made an accurate pass, Denisov dispersed the attack and passed the ball to Zyryanov. The midfielder of the national team was faced with a choice – to whom to pass: Danny, who returned to the attack, Anyukov on the right flank, or Pogrebnyak, who was opening in the distance from the left. But experience helped. An accurate pass by the defender, and Pogrebnyak is already at the goal.To beat Veremko for the played out Pogrebnyak was a simple matter. Peter triumphs – 1: 0.
- The start of the second half is left for the home team. Something broke in the St. Petersburg car – and now the fast Khagush, Bliznyuk and Krivets have the opportunity to play the ball calmly, and Stasevich – to distribute accurate passes.
- However, the pressure of the residents of Borisov concealed the opportunity for a counterattack – and here Rzhevsky, at the cost of injury, saves the situation after Denisov’s release.
- The fight finally moved to the center of the field.The hosts, no matter how hard they tried, could not bring the ball “to the right”, and the guests’ smashing counterattacks did not reach the goal.
- The match already had enough drama, but Puygrenier’s loyalty decided on a tactical foul. The violation was dangerous, and clearly drawn to a yellow card. But the Frenchman received his first warning “in advance.” And yet, Judge Stephen Lannoy did not spare his compatriot – Sebastian saw in front of him alternately rectangles of yellow and red colors and dejectedly trudged towards the exit.
- BATE players livened up, Dick Advocaat also became more active. The first victim – Tomas Gubochan comes to replace Arshavin. The second sacrifice followed on 90 minutes – the striker Pogrebnyak was replaced by Shirokov, a player capable of playing both in defense and in the center.
- The onslaught of the residents of Borisov continued, at other times the players of the harsh Belarusian land did not hesitate to receive the dwellers of the Mediterranean, willingly falling as close to the penalty area as possible. But the onslaught also concealed the possibility of a counterattack, and Zenit took full advantage of the situation.Danny, having received the ball on the left flank, quickly beat two Belarusians, on reflection, beat the third and rushed into the penalty area. The result of the raid was a masterful goal, and the result of the match was the victory of Zenit.
- Zenit players rushed to celebrate the result to their fans, not yet knowing how the match between Real Madrid and Juventus ended. And it ended in such a way that the situation in the group became even more confusing.
- However, Zenit, like before the match with BATE, just need to win.Then the question of whether to live until spring will not be.
Champions League. Group stage. 4th round
BATE (Belarus) – Zenit (Russia) – 0: 2 (0: 1)
Goal: Pogrebnyak, 34, Danny, 90
Warnings : Pyigrenye, 39
Deletion: Pyuigrunier 73 (second housing estate)
5 November. 22:45. Minsk. Dynamo Stadium
TEAM RANGE :
BATE : Veremko, Khagush, Rzhevsky (Kazantsev, 58), Sosnovsky, Yurevich, Stasevich, Nekhaychik (Mirchev, 76), Likhtarovich, Krivetsion, Bliznyuk3, Rod 9000 “: Malafeev, Anyukov, Krizhanats, Pyuigrenye, Shirl, Tymoshchuk, Zyryanov, Danny, Denisov, Arshavin (Gubochan, 77), Pogrebnyak
Judge : Stephan Lannoy (France)
90,000 LGBT scandal in Kazakhstan reached Russia.Not only dogs and pigs, but the UFC with Dana White will be unhappy.
Kuat “Naiman” Khamitov , MMA fighter, the seventh issue of Fight Nights Global, caused a real scandal with his actions in social networks.
17 May – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. As part of the celebration of this day, the US Embassy in Kazakhstan hung a rainbow flag, and a video appeared on the Instagram account of the British Embassy in Kazakhstan, which stated that “human rights are universal, and representatives of the LGBTI community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex ) have the right to the same respect, freedom and protection as everyone else. “
Past such words and could not pass Khamitov. “These people are worse than dogs,” the fighter wrote. There were hundreds of people who supported him with “likes”, but there were also those who refused to accept this position. Moreover, some time later, Khamitov added that “the dogs can be offended.” Among those who supported Khamitov was the fighter Artem Reznikov, as well as the account of MMA Kazakhstan Fighters: “Not only dogs, but also pigs do not do what these people do”.
Harsh comments on the one hand gave way to attempts to stop bullying people on the other.As a result, LGBT activist Nurbibi Nurkadilova could not stand it and wrote an open letter to Khamitov. “I believe that as a person who is an opinion leader, a hero, or whatever else they think you are, you should be deprived of your titles and merit !!! Because where you earned fame, in the international arena, such statements are considered incorrect and impossible! You must be responsible for your statements! ” – Among other things, Nurkadilova noted, accompanying the words with a picture with the inscription “Homophobe”.
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Kuat Khamitov! I am writing you an open letter. You are the person representing Kazakhstan on the world stage, the face of the nation. Who gave you the right to make such statements? Public statements !!! ⠀ I am an open representative of the LGBT + community! And with your statement, you insulted me, my friends and my loved one! ⠀ What is your understanding, “such people are worse than dogs”? Are you comparing my human rights, the rights of a citizen of this country, with those of a dog – that is, you consider me powerless? Or are you comparing my mental development to that of a dog? Or maybe you wanted to draw a parallel between the fact that we also need to be chained like dogs? Your absurd and stupid statement is completely incomprehensible to me! ⠀ I believe that as a person who is an opinion leader, a hero, or whatever else they think you are, you should be deprived of your titles and merit !!! Because where you earned fame, in the international arena, such statements are considered incorrect and impossible! You must be responsible for your statements! ⠀ Millions of people suffering from homophobia can tell you what it is like to live in a world where people like you exist! ⠀ With your statements, you throw the country back! You are hindering development! You are read (unfortunately) by a large number of people, for them you are an example.And what example are you setting? Homophobia, aggression, hatred, towards people with different views from yours. This is called intolerance! And in many civilized countries, such behavior can serve as a pretext for various restrictions. If you said this in an interview abroad, you would be banned from participating in sports events and even possibly boycotted you everywhere! But, you can only be heroic here! You know that nothing and no one will do anything to you. This is cowardice! It’s low! ⠀ You are a coward – Kuat Khamitov! And I am ashamed that a person like you represents our country on the world tolerant arena – you don’t belong there !!!
Publication from Nurbibi Nurkadilova (@theworldismythrone)
The activist was insulted, and her girlfriend was promised … to be raped.
In an interview with Sports.ru, President of Fight Nights Global Kamil Gadzhiev , winner of the 2003 Jiu-Jitsu World Cup and 2006 Moscow Combat Sambo Champion, supported Khamitov. “Kuat said out loud what most of us think. For me, too, celebrating unconventional hobbies is absolutely not the norm. I do not care about these people, so I will not comment on non-traditional sexual orientations, and I will support Kuat in his beliefs. But at the same time I hope that it will not end with any physical impacts, especially the rape of this girl, ”Hajiyev said.
Are Hajiyev and Khamitov aware of how LGBT people are treated not just all over the world, but the main MMA organization, the UFC? In 2018, the organization co-sponsored the LGBT Outsports Pride in New York. The march was joined by three UFC fighters – Tisha Torres, Nina Ansarof and Siyara Eubanks.
It’s not just female fighters who support the LGBTI community. For example, Anderson “Spider” Silva , the former UFC middleweight champion, has regularly appeared on the shoot for gay magazines and has defended gay people.At the same time, Silva is married, he has five children. Former MMA fighter Kyle Kingsbury came out.