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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 September 2005, 14:47 GMT 15:47 UK
Tackling and defending



How to do the sliding tackle
When properly timed, the sliding tackle is a very effective skill.

It also looks good, but remember that this is a last-ditch tackle.

The problem with it is that it leaves the defender lying on the ground and temporarily out of the game.

And if you get the timing wrong you will give away a foul - or a penalty if in the box.



SEE ALSO
Block tackles
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The art of jockeying
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Short passing
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Basic heading
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Controlling the ball
24 May 06 |  Skills
Shooting tips
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Saving body shots
31 Aug 05 |  Skills

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