Dead ball  

Long free kicks
Close free kicks 1
Close Free kicks 2
Long corners
Short corners
Our goal kicks
Throw ins





In professional soccer, about 40% of goals are scored from dead balls free kicks, corners, and penalties. Focus on those dead ball situations and on good defense, and you have a pretty good chance to win some games.

Of course, the techniques described here can and should be used by any attacking system its just that dead ball teams rely on them much more heavily, and dont take the attacking risks most other systems require. Long ball teams often also have good dead ball play.  

In the rest of the section, well discuss each type of dead ball attack in detail.