A Beginners Guide to Playing Football
Association football, also called simply football or soccer, is an organized team sport played between two sides of eleven players each. It is played by more than 250 million people in more than 200 nations and dependencies, making it by far the world’s popular sport. Many people think that association football is simply a game for boys, but the opposite is true. Girls play football as well.
Over the years, football has had a very wide history, going back at least to the days of the Ancient Romans. A much better game than the game we know today, football has developed into a very detailed and exact game, with rules governing all aspects of the game. Originally, football was just a way to entertain friends, but over time the game has developed its own set of official rules and protocols. This has made it one of the most orderly sports. Because of the official nature of football, all matches are played according to an exact schedule. Matches are divided into periods of ten minutes each, so that fatigue and rest can be managed effectively.
In addition to having a regular schedule, the game of football features four parts: the kicking, passing, tackling and goal-taking part. Each part has its own distinct time-table, with matches divided into four separate phases. Kicks are taken from both the players and the coach, and before any kick is taken, the team physician sends the football with an oxygenating gel, which simulates air, to the players’ feet. Once the ball is kicked, players run towards the ball with their feet apart and the heels down, while the ball’s surface glows red, and the team playing takes the center circle, the opposing team taking the opposite side.