The History of Football
Association football, more traditionally called football or simply soccer, is an organized team game played between two teams of eleven players each. It is the most popular sport in the world, with over 250 million people playing it in more than 200 countries and dependencies. It has recently been taken up by millions of people from all walks of life, due to its multi-cultural appeal, economic potential and the fact that it can be learned quickly and easily. Many schools, colleges and universities offer professional football programs, inviting students to take part in this exciting and invigorating sport.
This game is played with three goal posts: the goal line, the center circle and the outside line. The objective of the game is for the football or soccer ball to be sent from one team to the other or from one player to another on the field. The ball is allowed to travel up to a hundred and twenty meters. The football or soccer ball is made up of hard fibres which are much different from the rubber wheels used in other games. To play football or soccer properly, a match must use an authorized football kit comprising of two footballs, an official football ball and a matching football sock.
The origin of the game of football can be traced back to about 6000 years ago in what is now known as England. The people who played this sport were known as “rowers” because they rolled the ball forward by kneeling. The game of football spread across Britain and other parts of Europe during the Middle Ages until the 11th century when it was brought to what is now known as the United Kingdom.
The game of football is extremely popular in North America, Canada and South America. The game of soccer is the most popular played in those areas, although the popularity of American football is growing. However, it should be noted that football in the United States and Canada are two separate things, with American football being the American version of soccer and Canadian football being the Canadian version of American football. A notable point of note in the history of soccer in the United States and Canada is the use of the “box” formation. This was first introduced in the United States during the early 20th century.
The goal line is the area on the football field where the ball can be touched or kicked from. It is two yards down from the end zone. From the goal line, the field extends for several more yards and is referred to as the end line. The thirty yards of end zone is referred to as the playing field. The fifty yard lines are the stripes that line the playing field.
There are two offense and defense players on every team, called the offense and defense. The offense is composed of nine players on the offensive line, including the quarterback and the running backs. The offensive line coaches the run game and helps to create holes in the defense. The defense is made up of fifteen players including the corners, safeties, and defensive players who form a deep secondary to prevent big passing plays from the opposing teams.