Man Marking in Soccer?

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Is this what man marking is in soccer these days? Here’s one way to throw off your opponent. I was searching for a highlight clip about Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama and came across this odd way to mark your man or make sure you know where your man is. Or throw your opponent off or something.

The first time it looks like Carlos doesn’t really react, maybe it was an accident. But when the defender does it a second time, he’s like what the hell are you doing?

This isn’t the end of the odd videos I came across at YouTube when looking for some clips of El Pibe threading some passes around. It seems he’s also become a sort of a Where’s Waldo type figure and makes appearances in a series of videos called The Adventures of Carlos Valderrama. In one video he’s makes appearances in various natural disasters, and in the other, he shows up on different types of transportation. It’s ridiculous but pretty funny, check them out.

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