Basic Football Positions To Play

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By Atharv Sharma
Published Sept 26 2021

Hindustan Times

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Confused about where to play on the football field? Football has a range of positions for its players to ensure a rich playing experience

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Here are four basic positions for football players

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Forward

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A player who is responsible for most of a team's scoring. They play in front of the rest of their team where they can take the most shots

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Midfielder

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Midfielders link the defense and the offense through ball control and passing. They play both an attacking role and a defensive role

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Defender

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A player who works mainly in the defencive third of the field. They are focused on stopping the rival attackers from scoring

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Goalkeeper

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The goalkeeper is positioned directly in front of the goal and tries to prevent shots from crossing the goalline

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