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Last Updated: Wednesday, 24 May 2006, 17:30 GMT 18:30 UK
Shooting



Power and accuracy are the main principles of shooting.

Aim to drive the ball low with the instep of your foot. To increase power, bring the kicking leg through quickly and increase your followthrough.

Try to keep shots low and aim for the corners, as this is the hardest area for the goalkeeper to save.

If you shoot towards the far post and hit it, a team-mate could be there to take advantage of any rebounds.



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