Dear Canadians, Soccer Isn’t Ice Hockey—Here’s a World Cup Crash Course

Dear Canadians, Soccer Isn't Ice Hockey—Here's a World Cup Crash Course

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For once, Canada could participate not only in ice hockey, but also in the soccer World Cup. Not an entirely serious look at the differences and similarities between the two games.

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For the first time since 1986, Canada has Our official second team in Qatar – Again in a football world cup. While Canadians dominate ice hockey, their national sport, and were practically born with skates on their feet, soccer isn’t as popular in the True North. That’s why we’re here to present you Canadian fans with a short football crash course.

dress code

Correct:

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Also exceptionally correct:

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Soccer shirts are short sleeved. In every normal World Cup, thick fabric and long-sleeved hockey jerseys would be a taboo – especially for those tried and tested in the cold, such as the Canadians. But with the World Cup taking place in Qatar and therefore being postponed until November and December, long-sleeved tees can be a smart choice for the one time you’re seen in public at home.

game plan

Wrong:

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Correct:

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It is important to have the right planning for a soccer game. “I won’t go to the toilet until the second break” doesn’t work because there is only one break (after 45 minutes). Use them to do whatever needs to be done.

Physical Contact

Wrong:

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Correct:

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Body-checking, cross-checking and tackles also occur in football. unfortunately no permission. So the primary goal in a duel is not to go for the opponent’s body, but to play the ball. Otherwise it is a foul whistle. This is related to the next point.

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response to physical contact

Wrong:

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Correct:

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In hockey, players who are in pain get up and leave the field. It’s different in football: it’s about showing pain in the most dramatic way possible. Even if you didn’t get hit at all…

gaming device

Wrong:

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Correct:

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Not a game for flat earthers. In football, the game device is not a disc, but a ball. No wonder there is a saying: “The round must go to the square.”

kick motion

Wrong:

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Correct:

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Kicked goals do not count in ice hockey, with only minor distractions allowed with the skate. In football both are possible. But if you want to be on the safe side, you better kick the ball properly.

Punch

Wrong:

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Correct:

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Just accept the referee’s decision? Not in football. It is important to send a signal after each whistle and attack the referee with at least three players. The so-called pack formation is part of good form.

off side

Correct:

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Finally, there’s one more thing in common: fans of both sports can look forward to big crates that get disallowed a little later due to a millimeter offside decision (even though the rules are slightly different).

These 32 teams have qualified for the World Cup to be held in Qatar

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These 32 teams have qualified for the World Cup to be held in Qatar

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