Daughter (12): I never understood what the defenders do. Are those the ones that are near the goal or who score the goals?
Gustavo (39): The defenders defend, so that no one gets past them to score a goal.
Daughter: Aaaah, I suppose they're defending the ball...
(Gustavo's comment: why has she become interested in football now, why doesn't it happen in four or five* years' time when she could torture her boyfriend instead?)
(* just wishful thinking about the five years, please don't bring me back to earth with a thump...)
Loosely translated from Blogudeces de la Vida Cotidiana, with thanks to Gustavo.