Association football

Min menu


 From Wikipedia, the free reference

Jump to navigationJump to go looking "Soccer team" and "Soccer" send here. For the band, see association football Team (band). For alternative uses, see association football (disambiguation).
this text
is concerning the game of association football. For other codes of football, see soccer. soccer Football iu 1996.jpg The offensive player (No. 10) makes an attempt to kick the ball on the far side the opposing team' goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and at a lower place the crossbar to attain a goal. Highest establishment FIFA Nicknames World Game[1]The lovely Game 1st contend Mid-19th century England[2][3] Characteristics Team members eleven per facet (including goalkeeper) Mixed gender No, separate competitions kind Team sport, ball sport instrumentality soccer (or soccer ball) Shinpads Venue soccer pitch (also called football field, football ground, soccer field, soccer pitch or just "pitch") gloss gloss of soccer Presence Country or region Worldwide Olympic Men' since the 1900 athletic contest and women' since the 1996 Olympics Paralympic 5-a-side since 2004 and 7-a-side from 1984 to 2016 Association football, additional ordinarily known as simply football or soccer,[a] may be a athletics played with a spherical ball between 2 groups of eleven players. it's contend by around 250 million players in over two hundred countries and dependencies, creating it the world' most well-liked sport. the sport is played on an oblong field referred to as a pitch with a goal at every end. the item of the game is to attain additional goals than the opposition by moving the ball on the far side the line into the opposing goal, typically inside a time-frame of ninety or more minutes. soccer is played in accordance with a collection of rules called the Laws of the Game. The ball is 68–70 cm (27–28 in) in circumference and called the football. the 2 groups vie to induce the ball into the opposite team' goal (between the posts and underneath the bar), thereby marking a goal. Players aren't allowed to the touch the ball with hands or arms whereas it's in play, aside from the goalkeepers inside the penalty area. Players might use the other a part of their body to strike or pass the ball and in the main use their feet. The team that has scored additional goals at the top of the sport is the winner; if each groups have scored AN equal range of goals, either a draw is said or the sport goes into beyond regular time or a penalty shootout, counting on the format of the competition. every team is diode by a captain who has just one official responsibility as mandated by the Laws of the Game: to represent their team within the coin toss before kick-off or penalty kicks.[4] soccer is ruled internationally by the International Federation of soccer (FIFA; French: Fédération hymn de soccer Association), that organises World Cups for men and girls each four years.[5] The men' FIFA tournament has taken place each four years since 1930, with the exception of 1942 and 1946 tournaments, that were off because of warfare II. around 190–200 national groups vie in qualifying tournaments within the scope of continental confederations for an area within the finals. The finals tournament is command every four years and involves thirty two national teams competitive over four weeks.[b] it's the foremost prestigious men' soccer tournament in the world, and also the most generally viewed and followed sporting event in the world, exceptional the Olympic Games. Similarly, the FIFA Women' World Cup has been contend each four years since 1991, tho' soccer has been played by ladies since it's existed. A best 1.12 billion viewers watched the 2019 FIFA Women' tournament in France.[6] the foremost prestigious competitions in European club football are the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women' Champions League, which are a magnet for an intensive tv audience throughout the world. the ultimate of the men' tournament has been, in recent years, the most-watched annual sporting event within the world.[7] the highest 5 European men' leagues are the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Bundesliga (Germany), Serie A (Italy), and Ligue one (France). Attracting most of the world' best players, every of the leagues features a total wage value in more than £600 million/€763 million/US$1.185 billion.[8] Contents 1 Name a pair of History 2.1 Women' soccer 2.1.1 Early women' football 2.1.2 twentieth and twenty first century three Gameplay four Laws 4.1 Players, equipment, and officers 4.2 Ball 4.3 Pitch 4.4 length and tie-breaking strategies 4.4.1 90-minute normal time 4.4.2 Tie-breaking 4.5 Ball in and out of play 4.6 Misconduct 4.6.1 On-field 4.6.2 Off-field five Governing bodies half-dozen International competitions seven Domestic competitions eight Notes nine References ten External links