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Does a football goal keeper have to wear gloves?


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2010-05-16 03:27:55
2010-05-16 03:27:55

There is only one extra requirement for a goal keeper's equipment. One player must be the designated goal keeper and they must wear a different color than either team or the opposing goal keeper. There are no requirements in the laws for gloves or long sleeves.


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