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Positions guide: Goalkeeper
Goalkeeper

Everybody says you've got to be a bit crazy to wear the number one jersey.

But there is no doubting it is one of the most important jobs on the football pitch.

Positions guide: the goalkeeper

You need agility and bravery to be a keeper.

And you are allowed to handle the ball, but only in the penalty box.

It can get lonely between the sticks.

You need to be always ready and alert for that crucial save - especially if you have not had much to do during the game.

Now that goalkeepers can no longer pick up backpasses, there is more emphasis on the control and kicking skills of a keeper.



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