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There are 11 players on both teams in a match. There are also substitutes. There are 4 types of players:

  • Goalkeepers: He has to try and stop the other team from scoring (kicking the ball into his goal). The goalkeeper is the only player who can touch the ball with his hands.
  • Defenders: They try and stop the other team from scoring by protecting their goal.
  • Midfielders: They are the players in between the defenders and strikers. They pass the ball to the strikers so they can score. Midfielders also help defenders (by defending their goal) and strikers (by trying to score themselves).
  • Strikers (also known as Forwards or Attackers): They try to score goals by kicking the ball into the other team's goal.

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