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Soccer

By dbogd Jan 27, 2014 507 Words
Soccer
Soccer is a fun sport
Association football, commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the football into the opposing goal.

The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area. Outfield players mostly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use their head or torso to strike the ball instead. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA; French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association) which organises a World Cup every four years. The origin of world’s most appreciated game ‘soccer’ was quite interesting. Earlier it was just a ball game for Chinese, Japanese, Viking, Italian, and Persian, who used to play it in different styles. In 2nd century BC During the Han dynasty Chinese military started a game in which a leather ball was used to kick through a gap in a piece of cloth. soccer game was also used as an activity to sharpen warriors for killing enemies in battle field by the Greeks and Romans.

The most interesting fact about modern soccer game is that in Britain it was originated as a war game. Locals of east of England started a game in which they kicked the several heads of a Danish prince after defeated him in the war.

For a long time, the game of soccer was played between rival towns and villages in which hundreds of people are allowed to take part, including rights of kicking, punching and every other violent activity.

King Edward 3rd of Britain was totally against the savage nature of soccer, moreover he took possible action in order to stop the kind of brutality used by the participants. Likewise, queen Elizabeth 1 of Britain was also opposed such brutal practices in game. She enacted strict laws against soccer player, in which the accused could sentence to jail for a week and more by penancing in a church.

After thousands of year the same game was re-invented by the English. soccer begin to take shape in England in 1863 when association soccer and rugby soccer split off on their unlike path. After that the first soccer association was founded at the land of England.

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