They bend because it is the proper technique for soccer.
keep your toes tucked in.
If you have the skill, this is a great technique to score!
No, its more to do with technique and muscle strength
it is the best way to fit as well as get some knowledge about your different soccer skills including dribbling, juggling, attacking and shooting.
You need to watch a lot of skillful players and then practice your technique until you master it.
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you could, but the kicking technique of kicking a football on a stand and a soccer ball on the ground is different. in football you need to tilt your foot as far out as you can to get maximum distance, but in soccer if you kicked a hard ball as hard as you could like that you would probably break something. in soccer you need to make you foot curve around the ball for accuracy. you would have the power but not the right kicking technique.
A technical goal in soccer is when the whole of the ball crossed the goal line and ends up in the net. Youtube has several videos showing the technique of a technical goal.
Heel down toe up and strike the ball on the side of the ball
Poor technique can affect performance by if gymnastics, diving, etc; you will definetly lose points if done professionally. With a sport like baseball, football, soccer, basketball, etc; poor technique can affect the shot/throw/catch/pass etc.