A football (or soccer) team is holding trials. Unfortunately the team has only one goal available.

The coach splits the ten players into two teams. There are 4 defenders.

The goalkeeper will play for the defending team.

One team must attack.

Team A are attacking and Team B are defending. After a go they will swap round so A are defending and B are attacking.

Who has the advantage, Team A or Team B?

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    $\begingroup$ "...the tea has only one goal..." ... and that is to be poured and drunk! $\endgroup$ – feelinferrety Apr 13 '16 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ @feelinferrety :P $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 13 '16 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ But who's the quarterback? $\endgroup$ – Ian MacDonald Apr 13 '16 at 19:22
  • $\begingroup$ @IanMaconald are you thinking american football? This is english football/soccer $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 13 '16 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ The puzzle here seems to be to correctly guess the meaning of a very ambiguous setup. In particular, the answer which is marked as correct assumes that team A consists of the midfielders and attackers and team B consists of the defenders, but there's nothing in the question which says that. $\endgroup$ – Peter Taylor Apr 15 '16 at 22:28

I think:

Team A

Team A starts with 5 outfield attacking players to the 4 defenders and goalie of team B. Now when the teams swap team B have 4 outfield players attacking to the 5 defenders and a goalie of team A, leaving them in a 6vs4 scenario.

  • $\begingroup$ Correct! That was quick $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Apr 13 '16 at 18:33

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