Some shots from a recent soccer match between my younger daughter’s ZYSA U12 Select II team and Dynamo FC 03G Red. All of these shots (except the last one) were taken with a Nikon 200-400mm f/4 telephoto zoom. This is a fantastic lens but I feel it is a little too large and heavy for easy use at a sporting event and, in my opinion, the zoom range needs to be expanded at the short end. I prefer my smaller and more easily handled Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 telephoto zoom. Being able to zoom out to 50mm (versus 200mm) is more useful to me than the extra stop or so of aperture with the 200-400mm. The Nikon 200-400mm has excellent optical performance, though.