Second string: Those players who are not usually in the starting XI; not the strongest members of the squad; the B-team
Confederations Cup: A FIFA-run tournament that started in 1997 and which is held in the year before every World Cup.
To field: When used as a verb this means to choose or pick the starting XI or the team; the players who start the game (on the field).
Scout: These are people employed by a club to look at or check on other teams or players. It can also be used as a verb – to scout.
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