Soccer is a favorite sport of many kids and adults. It is played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the most popular game in the world. This is perhaps because all you really need is a ball and a group of players.
No one really knows how far back soccer goes, as many places and time periods had games involving kicking a ball. However, in the 19th century a set of rules were emerging to distinguish soccer from other ball-kicking sports.
Soccer is also known as “football” in some regions. Officially, it takes eleven players on two teams, with a rectangular field and two goals to play a proper game of soccer. Any part of the player’s body may touch the ball, except the hands – only the goalie is allowed to use their hands. Players have become quite skilled at re-routing, passing and deflecting the ball with their head, feet, knees and chest regions.
As we mentioned before, the soccer field is rectangular, but is it also sloped at a 5 degree upwards-angle from one end to the other. This is called a “pitch field.” The gentle angle of this type of field may not sound tiring to run, but a single player can run upwards of 7 miles (11.2 kilometers) during a single game.
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