Yes. Soccer players do wear protective cups. That being said, not all of them do. Only a handful of players wear them. The percentage of the players that actively wear protective cups is super small. Almost negligible. I’ve only known a couple of soccer players who wear athletic cups, and one of them had to because of a prior injury on his groin area.
A cup, even a soft one, could prevent pain and injury in a number of situations. But for some reason, the only piece of protective gear worn by nearly all male soccer players are shin guards ...
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Soccer players may be more likely to wear a cup if it is comfortable and allows freedom of movement. Soft cups are better for lower-impact sports such as soccer, where contact is still part of the game. This type of cup is not as protective as the rigid plastic alternative, but it offers a measure of protection.
If they are hit by the ball then... tough luck, dust off your *imaginary* "cup" (I actually mean balls), take a breather and keep on playing. The only protective gear they are obliged to wear are shin pads: Continue Reading.
It should be of correct size: It is very necessary for you to get the correct size of the cup or else there are chances that your manhood would get hurt. In case of a bigger cup, it would not stay at one place and can get hit to slam the cup into the testicles, causing pain and possible injury.
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The cup is held in place by an athletic supporter or “jock strap.”. These are made from cloth, with an elastic waistband and straps around the legs. The supporter should have a pouch to hold the cup. As an alternative to an athletic supporter, compression shorts are often available with a pouch to fit the cup.
Slide the cup down into the opening in the middle of the strap or shorts. Locate the seam on the inside of your shorts or strap. It will be located on the front, near the top of the waist. Use 2 fingers on your nondominant hand to open the slot. Slide the cup down through the opening until it’s fitted in the bottom of the pocket.
You can wear a jockstrap without a cup, and most male athletes do. Unless things have changed drastically in recent years, you cannot wear a cup without a jockstrap–though some cups may be built in to a jockstrap.