All the games cricket, football, hockey, and table tennis play a vital role in our daily routine life. In this busy life, these games play an active role in our mental and physical fitness. Soccer is of the emerging game around the world, and fitness trainer suggests it for many peoples for their competence. There is no huge difference between football and soccer. Soccer is most popular games and has a long history trace back to 16th century. Soccer are playing by young children’s, college and school students and also play by the professionals.
Soccer is most popular sports of the contemporary world. The history of this sports game trace back to 2, 3 BC from China it was the time of Han dynasty. The early history of modern soccer started from England in 1863. The rules of that time are very different from modern soccer at that time the use of hands and punches are allowed the main target is to push the ball in the specific targeted area.
Overview of Soccer
This game is useful and good for their health, and it is a favorite game of each span of life young, teenagers and also for children they willing to play this game and but due to physical fitness kids cannot participate in this game. Soccer is a favorite game of everyone either male or female, boys or girls it is also healthy for every individual and them the excellent result. The set of soccer is enjoyable. Football is one of the most popular game in the world, especially in European and American continents.
Like every other game, soccer has some specific rules and regulations. There is a difference of opinion between the people. In American football is called soccer and in England, soccer is called football due to this is very confusing for many peoples. According to FIFA, it is football, excepting the United States, the soccer is called football.
Football is a game which is one of the most played games on the globe. The international bodies that regulate it that is known as FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association). FIFA organized and managed all the international events. FIFA is an autonomous and supreme body.
Rules and Regulation of soccer:
There are playing eleven on one side and playing eleven on another team. Rules and regulation of football are updated and maintained by IFAB (International Football Association Board). This board is consist of eight organizing members in which four-member from England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland and four come from Federation international football association (FIFA) all countries that contributed for the development of soccer. In recently federation published the rules and regulation that is consist of 140 pages. The laws that are set by the FIFA that is modified, from the regional leagues and national leagues.
Laws of the Soccer:
The playground or field of play:
The first and foremost important rule of soccer is, this game played on either artificial turf or natural grass but the color of ground must be green. The field must be rectangular. The land must be marked by two short goal line and two great touches line and ground divided into two half that is the center point for each goal. In the mid of field, there is 10 yards circle.
Ball or football:
Soccer must be made up of lather and spherical. The circumference of must is range from27 to 28 inches. These circumferences are only using in the official matches.
The number of players in soccer:
The matches of football played between the two teams 11 players on each side. The goalkeeper is also in 11 players. If any team cannot at least seven players at match time the game is a forfeit. It is also applied mainly in official matches.
The equipment of players:
All the players must be in a proper kit including shorts, jersey, shin guards, cleats, and socks. If any player cannot fulfill these requirements, the player cannot be until they satisfy the requirements.
The referee is the authority on the ground, and his word is law.
Assistant referee is assisted to referee to fulfill his duties.
The time duration of the match:
The soccer match consists of two halves; each half carry 45, 45 minutes. There is the option of extra time if results do not come within the specified time of the match.
The start and restart of the match:
The coin toss decides the starting kick, the winning team either choose to start or not.
The ball in and out of play:
When the ball is out when crossing the goal line or touches line.
The method scoring:
When the entire ball crosses the goal line within the frame of the goal and then score is considered. At the end of the match, the team that has more goals score its consider winning team and the team that have less score it is conceder loser.
FIFA and Soccer:
FIFA was established in Paris in May 1904. In the start, the Belgium and France are two international teams played against each other, and then Germany, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and Netherlands join. It is the starting point of FIFA and the matches of soccer’s playing between the international teams. Outside the Olympic in 1906 there was an attempt taken, an international event of football between the different nations.
FIFA World Cup
This FIFA world cup is the biggest event of soccer. The FIFA world cup starts from 1930 in Uruguay. It is the start of FIFA world cup, and FIFA World Cup is world most significant sports event. In first FIFA world cup, only 13 teams participated. In current FIFA world cup tournament, 32 teams are selected from around 200 football teams around the world. These 32 teams picked through the two years qualifying round, for the FIFA World Cup which is the biggest event in the sports world.
There are entire 21 FIFA world cups tournaments are contested.
The first FIFA world cup was contested in 1930, and this is host by Uruguay and also this FIFA world cup won by Uruguay.
Second FIFA world cup is playing in 1934 and host by Italy and again won by host team Italy.
In 1938 third FIFA world cup is contested and host by France and this world cup won by Italy, and it is the second time when Italy won FIFA world cup.
Due to Second World War fourth FIFA world cup is not contested on time. The fourth FIFA world cup played after the 12 years of the third world cup. Brazil hosted the fourth FIFA world cup in 1950 and won by Uruguay. It is the second time when Uruguay win FIFA world cup. After fourth FIFA world cup Uruguay and Italy equal at point stable with 2, two world cups title.
Fifth FIFA world cup is contested in 1954 and hosted by Switzerland and won by West Germany.
Sixth FIFA world cup is contested in 1958 and hosted by Sweden and won by Brazil.
Seventh FIFA world cup is contested in 1962 and hosted by Chile and won by Brazil.
Eight FIFA world cup is contested in 1966 and hosted by England and won by England.
Ninth FIFA world cup is contested in 1970 and hosted by Mexico and won by Brazil.
Tenth FIFA world cup is contested in 1974 and hosted by West Germany and won by West Germany.
Eleventh FIFA world cup is contested in 1978 and hosted by Argentina and won by Argentina.
Twelve FIFA world cup is contested in 1982 and hosted by Spain and won by Italy.
Thirteen FIFA world cup is contested in 1986 and hosted by Mexico and won by Argentina.
Fourteen FIFA world cup is contested in 1990 and hosted by Italy and won by Germany.
Fifteen FIFA world cup is contested in 1994 and hosted by the United States and won by Brazil.
Sixteen FIFA world cup is contested in 1998 and hosted by France and won by France.
Seventeen FIFA world cup is contested in 2002 and hosted by South Korea and Japan and won by Brazil.
Eighteen FIFA world cup is contested in 2006 and hosted by Germany and won by Italy.
Nineteen FIFA world cup is contested in 2010 and hosted by South Africa and won by Spain.
Twenty FIFA world cup is contested in 2014 and hosted by Brazil and won by Germany.
Soccer is world most playing game. It is perfect for your physical finance. Many people play football for the physical fitness, and it is also a most enjoyable for each person. Soccer is playing almost all over the world. Soccer is highly helpful for physical fitness and economy. FIFA world cup is world largest single game event, and that plays a vital role in the economy of many nations. Soccer also play an essential role in the interaction of the world and also an enjoyable game. It is more playing game on the earth.
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