5050 challengeWhat is the meaning of the phrase ‘50-50 challenge’ in football?

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50-50 challenge

A 50-50 challenge is a tackle when two players both go for the ball at the same time. Both players have the same possibility of winning the ball and so we say it is a 50-50 tackle. 50-50 challenge.

  • Example: Both players went in hard for the ball – it was a 50-50 tackle.

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