Why is a soccer goalie jersey different from all other player jerseys?
Good question, and one that if we had a dollar for every time we were asked.....but you know how that goes. Back to the question, here's the answer: The goalkeeper on both teams wears different colors than his respective teammates as to distinguish himself or herself from his or her teammates and the other field players, according to FIFA rules. This is especially crucial on set pieces, such as corner kicks, when players bunch up in the penalty box. She or he is also the only player allowed to use his or her hands.
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