Association football, also commonly referred to as just football or soccer, is an athletic team game played between a single team of eleven players. It’s the most popular sport in the world, playing regularly by about 250 million people in more than 200 nations and dependencies. The name Association football comes from the French word association and French means “association”. The game is often refereed to by the term “futebol” which means “a touch”. The game was created in Germany in the 1900s, but it wasn’t until World War II that it really began to take off.
Association football can be played with various types of balls, including golf clubs (football on a golf course) and rugby balls. The most common type of ball used in Association football is the football. It’s also played with two and three-foot wide rectangular shaped bodies called goal posts. There are two foul lines, both offensive and defensive, that mark the center of the pitch.
The object of Association football is for the team to score more points (“picks”) than the other team. The game is played at an outdoor stadium, sometimes known as a pitch, which has bleachers along the sides and a carpeted field. The players wear soccer shirts made from nylon, which is a breathable fabric that allows sweat to evaporate from the skin, keeping them cool and dry. A ball is tossed to each team member with each kick from the foot forward of the player. The object of the game is for the team to be the first to kick the ball into the goal hole on their opponents side of the field.
The object of the game is to not allow the opposing team to kick the ball into their goal. Failing to do so will result in a penalty for the offense. The offense is further subdivided into two different categories: passing and kicking. Passing requires the throwing of the ball forward to another player, who then carries it out to the opposing goal. Kicking is the action of kicking the ball over the goal line, or to one of the corner goals that may be present on the field.
There are many different forms of football played throughout the world. Association football is played between teams of individuals, with each player acting as an individual player on their own. The object of rugby football is to form a team and try to defeat the other team by creating scores. Football is played predominantly within the United States and Canada, with European and South American nations following close behind.
In summary, football is played between 11 players with each player taking a turn getting one minute of playing time. The eleven players on each team take turns getting the ball into the goal. Each team has a definite amount of time (in minutes) during which they can play. Generally, soccer is played in regulation length; however, there have been exceptions made based on where the game is being played, for example, college football is usually three hours long whereas in the UK, it is forty-five minutes.