What is Football (soccer)?

Wed 10th Oct 2018 - 6:07pm : Gaming


The football is a team sport game which is played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played in a rectangular field of grass, with a post or goal on each side of the field. The objective of the game is to move a ball across the field to place it inside the opposing goal, an act known as a goal. The team that scores the most goals after the match is the winner. Lookup football predictions for latest sure soccer predictions.

Rules of Soccer
The soccer matches have a duration of 90 minutes, which are played in two parts of 45 minutes each, with a break of 15 minutes.

Football field
The playing field where football matches are played, has measures between 90 and 120 meters long, and between 45 and 90 meters wide. 
The soccer field will have two equal parts separated by a half field line with a central circle of 9.15 meters’ radius. 
In each part of the terrain, two areas will be drawn, one large and one small. In the middle of both will be the penalty point, 11 meters from the goal line or bottom line.

Soccer ball
The ball, ball or spherical one with which soccer is played, has a weight of 410 to 450 grs. and a circumference of 68 to 70 cm. The soccer ball has two layers, an inner rubber chamber and a flexible leather outer shell. It has to be inflated at a pressure of 600 to 1,100 gr / cm2.

Soccer referees
Depending on the match, it is normal to have 4 referees in a football match , the field referee, two line judges moving on the sidelines and a fourth referee out of the field. Recently, two additional assistant referees have been added to deal with the situations that occur in the area's surroundings and goal situations, which are located in the back lines. 
In addition, since the 2018-2019 season the VAR has been incorporated, a video arbitration system in which the referee, in case of doubt, can use to make sure that the action is correct

Soccer tactics
The numbering of the game systems correspond to the tactical positions in the field. 
They are usually named according to the number of players in each position on the pitch, be they defences, midfielders or forwards. Usually it is of the type 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, always the total has to give 10, since the goalkeeper is not associated to the tactics of game.

Football teams

The soccer teams currently playing in the Spanish First Division are the following:  Deportivo Alavés, Athletic Club de Bilbao, Atlético de Madrid, Real Betis Balompié, Real Valladolid, Eibar Sports Society, FC Barcelona, Getafe CF, Girona FC, Leganés CD, Levante UD, Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid, RCD Espanyol, Real Sociedad, Sevilla FC, Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, Valencia CF, Villarreal CF

Most important football competitions

LaLiga Santander, Copa del Rey, Champions League, Europa League, World Cup


Football is not a matter of privileges, but of rights. As accredited by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, soccer is a universal language of millions of people around the world, including children and adolescents, regardless of their place of origin, language they speak or religion to which they belong.

6 benefits of football for children

The football is the most popular sport in the world. In many places, such as Europe or South America, football is much more than a game, it is a lifestyle. More and more children are signing up for soccer schools with the goal and dream of becoming a star of the so-called 'king sport'. The hobby is getting bigger and girls are also conquering spaces in this discipline.

In the early stages of growth, children develop a series of ideal conditions to train mobility. After 5 years, most children are ready to take their first steps in football: they adapt better to movements and tend to have better coordination. Controlled, without unnecessary excesses and proper preparation, this sport can bring great benefits:

  1. Increase muscle power in the legs 
    2. Improve cardiovascular capacity 
    3. Stimulate the speed of reaction, motor coordination and peripheral vision. 
    4. It provides an increase in bone density at the level of the femur. 
    5. Increase jump power. - Increase testosterone levels, which will cause more muscle tissue to form.
    6. Oxygenates the blood.

In addition, soccer socializes children, instills teamwork, the value of camaraderie and generosity. Some psychologists say that soccer is a good tool to keep young people away from the temptations of drugs, violence, and alcohol.

The history of football for children

Football, according to some historians, was born in Japan through the Kemari, a ball game that was practiced in the 5th century BC Later, in the 5th century, there was Italian calcium, a game very similar to football in public squares Italian the Romans played with the ball the spheromachy, which later called pile the ball, word that gave rise to ball.

There are also indications of soccer-like sports in the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas of the Aztecs and Mayans. In the Caribbean they played something similar to soccer called batú. However, despite all this background, football as we know it today is often said to have been born on October 26, 1863, the day on which the foundations of sport as we know them today were established.

At that time the most important English football institution, the Football Association, was also established. The World Cup is the most followed event of the entire planet, a sign of the reach and power of football.



Dom George

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