Association football, also known as just football or soccer, is an organized team sport played between two sides of eleven players each. It is the most popular sport in the world, with more than 250 million players registered in more than 200 nations and dependencies. It has a long history and goes way back to the start of organized football in the fifteenth century, which is also when the game started being called Association football. It is the most popular international game and is regularly held throughout the year, with the World Cup taking place every four years.
The game is played entirely on a rectangular field with ten yard markers on either side. The playing surface is usually an artificial turf that cannot be easily damaged by any type of physical activity. The football is thrown or propelled using both feet, using the buttocks or feet, and is hit directly on the ground using the head or shoulders as the main weapon. If a football hits the other player in the head, either the upper or lower body is pierced, either through the mouth or the nose, with the point of impact being the head. Fouls are then awarded and the opposing team receives one point for each foul they commit.
The object of the game is to score more points than the other team and to do this you have to score more points than the other team by passing the ball to one of their members in the appropriate field of play. Goals are scored when a football is passed into the goal area or “foul” area of the field. For example, a kick attempt would be a foul; a throw-in would be a foul, and an intentional throw-in is a goal. When a football enters the box and is struck by an opposition player, a foul is charged. Should a penalty be imposed on the player for the intended offence, a corner kick is awarded, or the ball is re-played at the offense’s side of the goal line where the foul was made.
The basic rules for soccer refer to the individual players and the game play. The game is played at an outdoor soccer field and both teams attempt to create scores by kicking the ball into the opposing goal. Points are scored when a football is kicked into the goal area or “foul” area of the field. Each team has seven players on each side of the field. The sport is played in two halves, the halftime being a further 20 minutes than the regular duration of play.
The object of the game is to score points for a winning team and to lose points if a team is unable to do so. One aspect of the game that differs from other sports is that a football team may be forced to kick the ball into the goal area of the opposing side if they cannot kick it through the goal line. So it can be considered a penalty kick when a team cannot kick the ball into the goal. Failing to kick the ball over the goal line is viewed by some as being a “free kick”.
A football match is played with eleven players. It is arranged so that the football is passed between the team members by using various forms of ball play. Most commonly, the ball is passed through the legs of one player, who throws it towards another player who then kicks it. Some games also use what is known as a “goal kick”, whereby a player will hit the ball powerfully into the opponents goal. Other types of ball play are more sophisticated and involve passing the ball between various players, trying to hit the ball into the opponents goal, or grounding it into the ground using various techniques.