• S. Cleats
  • Name
  • Position
  • Jersey
  • Player
  • Age
Boy #1 #1
Boy #2 #2
Boy #3 #3
Boy #4 #4
Boy #5 #5
  • The oldest boy is somewhere to the right of the boy wearing the Blue soccer cleats.
  • The boy whose favorite player is Ronaldinho is next to the boy wearing the Purple soccer cleats.
  • At one of the ends is the number 21.
  • The Striker is somewhere to the right of the boy wearing the Green soccer cleats.
  • The 11-year-old boy is exactly to the left of the 10-year-old boy.
  • The youngest player is next to the Sweeper.
  • The number 8 is somewhere between the Fullback and the number 17, in that order.
  • Ronaldinho is the favorite player of the boy that is next to the Sweeper.
  • The boy wearing the Green soccer cleats is somewhere between the Neymar's fan and Mason, in that order.
  • The number 10 is next to the Winger.
  • Xavier is at the fifth place.
  • Elijah is exactly to the right of the number 5.
  • At one of the ends is the boy who likes Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • The boy wearing the Black soccer cleats is somewhere to the left of Mason.
  • Dominic is next to the Midfielder.
  • At the third place is the number 5.
  • The 11-year-old boy is exactly to the left of the Fullback.
  • The number 10 is next to the boy whose favorite player is Ibrahimović.
  • The 10-year-old boy is wearing the Orange soccer cleats.

How to play

  • Start by reading all the clues;
  • Find all the "basic" clues and mark them. The most basic clue is the one that states that something is in a determined house/position. Example:
    • The German lives in house three.
  • Sometimes you are going to need to deduce some information using two or more clues;
  • All the clues must be used;
  • The game ends when all the clues are correctly checked and everything is filled.

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