Soccer (Futbol)

Equipment

Ball Goals Shin Guards

Rules

Each team consists of eleven players (not including substitutes) that can advance the ball by any means except their hands or arms. Goalkeepers are the exception, as they may stop the ball with any part of their body. There are no set positions, which allow players to roam anywhere on the field. However, informal positions have evolved that restrict some movement. The team that has scored the most goals at the end of a 90 minute match is declared the winner. If the teams are tied, a shootout is held to determine the winner.

Description

Outdoor Soccer, or Soccer, is a team game where players advance a ball up a large field, using any part of the body besides the hands. Players shoot at large goals with the intention of scoring more than the opposing team. Outdoor soccer is an immensely popular sport played in nearly every country around the world. Teams, consisting of 11 players, move a ball around a large field using mostly feet and legs. Goals are scored by putting the ball past a goalkeeper and into a large net. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is considered the winner.

History

Outdoor soccer can trace its roots back to kicking games played in various ancient societies in the 2nd or 3rd century BCE. Forms of soccer continued to be played throughout medieval Europe. By the mid-nineteenth century, with the game widely played in English schools, unform rules and regulations were established. Today soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world. It is played by more than 200 million people in over 200 countries. It's international tournament, the World Cup, is the most watched sporting event on Earth, regularly doubling the viewing audience of the Olympics.