Not let the offensive teams score goals.
A Position in soccer that is both offensive and defensive is the position central mifield
There are 598 touches in a soccer game.
Well, that is very simple. The offensive players attack the ball more and get more of a chance to score while the defensive players stay back and defend the goal and very rarely get a chance to shoot.
In soccer, the offensive team is usually considered the team that has possession of the ball in their opponent's half of the field. Because soccer is a continuous-play sport, most field players perform both offensive and defensive duties during the same stretch of play, often changing roles continuously as play evolves.
The Laws of the Game are not defined by offense and defense.There are 17 rules in soccer. They can be found in the FIFA Laws of the Game. www.fifa.com/mm/document/affederation/federation/lotg_en_55753.pdf
It takes 22 players to have a regulation soccer game. This would be 2 teams of 10 offensive and defensive players for each team, as well as a goalie for each team.
Assuming it has come of an opponent; if it crosses a side line its a throw in, if its a base line it is either a corner (attacking end) or a Goal Kick (defensive end)
A goal kick is awarded to the defensive team.