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Association football
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The attacking team attempt to kick the ball past the opposition goalkeeper and between the goalposts to score a goal
Highest governing body FIFA
Nickname(s) Football, soccer, fùtbol, footy/footie, "the beautiful game", "the world game"
First played Mid-19th century England
Characteristics
Contact Yes
Team members 11 per side
Mixed gender Yes, separate competitions
Categorization Team sport, ball sport
Equipment Football
Venue Football pitch
Olympic 1900
.Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players using a spherical ball.^ Male soccer player’s foot on soccer ball .
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^ Print this section Football is played by two opposing teams, each fielding 11 players.
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^ Two male soccer players in embrace .
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.It is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.^ It is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.
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^ Football is the most popular sport in the world.
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^ Join us in promoting the world's most popular sport.
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.The game is played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal in the centre of each of the short ends.^ The game is played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field , with a goal in the centre of each of the short ends.
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^ Field Goal Football Game - This football game to play requires patience.
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^ This game apparently took place on a rectangular field with goal lines on both ends.
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.The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.^ The objective of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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^ Goshen scored the only goal just 3:20 into the game.
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^ Players attempt to score points by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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.In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to kick the ball into position, occasionally using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair.^ Back header: a player's use of his head to direct the ball backwards.

^ Soccer player preparing to kick ball .
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^ It has nothing to do with use of your feet to kick the ball....
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.The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.^ He has to celebrate in the bathroom when his team scores a goal!
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^ The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.
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^ Field Goal A team can score by kicking a field goal.
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.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.^ Draw: a game that ends with a tied score.

^ A penalty shoot-out if held if the score is a draw after full time.
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^ If a game is tied after regulation time, it will be declared a tie.
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.The modern game was codified in England following the formation of The Football Association, whose 1863 Laws of the Game created the foundations for the way the sport is played today.^ This predates the formation of the English Football Association in 1863.
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^ The modern game was codified in England following the formation of The Football Association, whose 1863 Laws of the Game created the foundations for the way the sport is played today.
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^ Football Association Formed (1863) The Football Association (FA), the governing body of football in England, played a leading role in establishing rules for the modern game.
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.Football is governed internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by the acronym FIFA. The most prestigious international football competition is the FIFA World Cup, held every four years.^ The World Cup is the pinnacle of international football and played every 4 years and hosted by a nominated country.
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^ The major international competition in football is the World Cup organised by FIFA. This competition takes place over a four-year period.
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^ FIFA, the world football body .
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Contents

Gameplay

A goalkeeper saving a close-range shot from inside the penalty area
.Football is played in accordance with a set of rules known as the Laws of the Game.^ Free football games to play online.
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^ Play American and Australian football games.
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^ Pinellas preseason football games set .
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.The game is played using a single spherical ball, known as the football or soccer ball.^ Play a game with some footballing legend...
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^ Sexy Football Play a game of football in this awesome game.
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^ The Field of Play - The field of play is the surface on which the game of soccer is played on.

.Two teams of eleven players each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal (between the posts and under the bar), thereby scoring a goal.^ The objective of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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^ He has to celebrate in the bathroom when his team scores a goal!
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^ The game is played using a single round ball (the soccer ball ) and two teams of eleven players each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal, thereby scoring a goal.
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.The team that has scored more goals at the end of the game is the winner; if both teams have scored an equal number of goals then the game is a draw.^ The games objective is to score more points than the opposing team.

^ Draw: a game that ends with a tied score.

^ The winner is the team which has scored most goals at the end of the match.
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.Each team is led by a captain.^ Each team is led by a captain .
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^ The Butkus Award winner was a 2009 team captain and led the Crimson Tide in total tackles in each ...
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^ Team is led by captain Mel Dickenson ’23, Consensus All-America Herb Treat ’23 and the legendary Pink Baker ’22.
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.The primary law is that players other than goalkeepers may not deliberately handle the ball with their hands or arms during play, though they do use their hands during a throw-in restart.^ Other offences include spitting at another player and deliberately handling the ball—that is, carrying, propelling, or striking the ball with hand or arm.
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^ If the ball is higher than the top of the uprights, the play may not be reviewed.

^ French players are allowed to handle the ball.
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.Although players usually use their feet to move the ball around, they may use any part of their bodies other than their hands or arms.^ A player is down as soon as a part of his body other than his hand or foot touches the ground.

^ A player may not leave his or her feet while blocking.
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^ The primary rule is that the players (other than the goalkeepers) may not intentionally touch the ball with their hands or arms during play (though they do use their hands during a throw-in restart).
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[5] .Within normal play, all players are free to play the ball in any direction and move throughout the pitch, though the ball cannot be received in an offside position.^ DEFENSE- weight restricted players may play all positions on defense.
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^ The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward.
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^ Within normal play, all players are free to play the ball in any direction and move throughout the pitch, though the ball cannot be received in an offside position.
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.In typical game play, players attempt to create goal scoring opportunities through individual control of the ball, such as by dribbling, passing the ball to a team-mate, and by taking shots at the goal, which is guarded by the opposing goalkeeper.^ Players attempt to score points by maneuvering the ball into the opposing goal.
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^ Football is a ball game played between two teams of 11 players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent.
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^ In typical soccer game play, players attempt to propel the soccer ball toward their opponents' goal through individual control of the ball, such as by dribbling , passing the ball to a team-mate, and by taking shots at the goal, which is guarded by the opposing goalkeeper.
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.Opposing players may try to regain control of the ball by intercepting a pass or through tackling the opponent in possession of the ball; however, physical contact between opponents is restricted.^ Opposition players may try to regain control of the ball by intercepting a pass or through tackling the opponent who controls the ball.
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^ Intercept a pass or recover a fumble, but may never advance the ball.

^ Players may not physically or verbally abuse any opponent or official.

.Football is generally a free-flowing game, with play stopping only when the ball has left the field of play or when play is stopped by the referee.^ Play a game with some footballing legend...
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^ In play: when a ball is within the boundaries of the field and play has not been stopped by the referee.

^ General Game Rules: Games will be played with footballs furnished by the conference.

.After a stoppage, play recommences with a specified restart.^ After a stoppage, play recommences with a specified restart.
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^ When play has been stopped, it recommences with a specified restart (see below).
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^ Restarting Play Play is restarted after a stoppage in one of several ways.
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A goalkeeper dives to stop the ball from entering his goal
.At a professional level, most matches produce only a few goals.^ At a professional level, most soccer matches produce only a few goals.
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^ At a professional level, most matches produce only a few goals.
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^ At a professional level, usually a few goals are scored during a match.
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.For example, the 2005–06 season of the English Premier League produced an average of 2.48 goals per match.^ Play a whole season in the English Premier League or the Bundesliga!
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^ For example, during the English 2005-06 season of the FA Premier League, an average of 2.48 goals per match were scored.
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^ Goals of the Season / Review of the Season (Barclays English Premier League 2005/06) .
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[7] .The Laws of the Game do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper,[8] but a number of specialised roles have evolved.^ The Laws of the Game do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper, but a number of specialised roles have evolved.
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^ See also: Football positions and Formation (football) The Laws of the Game don't specify any player positions other than goalkeeper.
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^ The Laws of the Game do not specify any player positions other than goalkeeper, but a number of player specializations have evolved.
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.Broadly, these include three main categories: strikers, or forwards, whose main task is to score goals; defenders, who specialise in preventing their opponents from scoring; and midfielders, who dispossess the opposition and keep possession of the ball in order to pass it to the forwards on their team.^ Advantages: situations where a team has possession of the ball and outnumbers the opposition near the opposing goal.

^ Attacking team: the team that has possession of the ball.

^ If a goal is scored in that time, the ball is brought back to midfield and reset.
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.Players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, in order to discern them from the single goalkeeper.^ Players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, in order to discern them from the single goalkeeper.
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^ Declining numbers in HSA recreational player enrollments in these age groups necessitated this in order to give the participants more teams to compete with.
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^ Broadly, these include three main categories: strikers, or forwards, whose main task is to score goals; defenders, who specialize in preventing their opponents from scoring; and midfielders, who dispossess the opposition and keep possession of the ball in order to pass it to the forwards; players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, in order to discern them from the single goalkeeper.
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.These positions are further subdivided according to the area of the field in which the player spends most time.^ These positions are further subdivided according to the area of the field in which the player spends most time.
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^ Each team has 11 players on the field at a time.

^ These positions are further differentiated by the side of the field that the player spends most time in.
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.For example, there are central defenders, and left and right midfielders.^ For example, there are central defenders and left midfielders.
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^ For example, there are central defenders, and left and right midfielders.
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^ For example France, known for there soccer prowess, yet couldn’t seem to defend themselves when it was a life or death matter in world war two.

.The ten outfield players may be arranged in any combination.^ The ten outfield players may be arranged in any combination.
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^ In response to Step 4 above, the defense may angle as many players as the offense did, provided that the defenders being angled are at least ten yards behind the line of scrimmage.
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.The number of players in each position determines the style of the team's play; more forwards and fewer defenders creates a more aggressive and offensive-minded game, while the reverse creates a slower, more defensive style of play.^ Possession changes to the team who played defense to begin the game.

^ PLAYERS: A game is played between two teams of 8 players, 4 men and 4 women.
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^ The number of players in each position determines the style of the team's play; more forwards and fewer defenders creates a more aggressive and offensive-minded game, while the reverse creates a slower, more defensive style of play.
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.While players typically spend most of the game in a specific position, there are few restrictions on player movement, and players can switch positions at any time.^ While players may spend most of the game in a specific position, there are few restrictions on player movement, and players can switch positions at any time.
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^ While players typically spend most of the game in a specific position, there are few restrictions on player movement, and players can switch positions at any time.
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^ These positions are further differentiated by which side of the field the player spends most time in.
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[9] .The layout of a team's players is known as a formation.^ The layout of the players on the pitch is called formation .
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^ The layout of a team's players is known as a formation .
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^ Soccer, commonly known outside the United States as football, is played between two teams of 11 players each.
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.Defining the team's formation and tactics is usually the prerogative of the team's manager.^ Defining a team's formation and tactics is usually the prerogative of a coach .
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^ Defining the team's formation and tactics is usually the prerogative of the team's manager .
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^ This usually means an appointed time is set and all fantasy team owners get by their computers and make picks in a realtime format using the fantasy league manager to sort through the draft and redraft order and implementation.

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History

.Map showing the popularity of football around the world.^ Football is the most popular sport in the world.
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^ It was really only the development of the bouncing ball and the sheer fun of kicking it in a wide variety of ways which has made football the world’s most popular and successful game .
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^ It was really only the development of the bouncing ball and the sheer fun of kicking it in a wide variety of ways that made football the world’s most popular and successful game.
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The various shades of green and red indicate the number of players per 1,000 inhabitants.
.The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played at the public schools of England.^ See also: Football The Laws of the Game are based on efforts made in the mid- 19th century to standardise the rules of the widely varying games of football played at the independent schools of England .
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^ The rules of association football are known as the Laws of the Game and are based on efforts made in the mid- 19th century to standardise the rules of the widely varying games of football played at the public schools of England .
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^ The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played at the public schools of England.
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.The Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were particularly influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football.^ The Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were particularly influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football.
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^ The first set of rules resembling the modern game were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton , Harrow , Rugby , Winchester and Shrewsbury , but they were far from universally adopted.
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^ Some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club , formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867.
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.The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Winchester and Shrewsbury schools.^ The first set of rules resembling the modern game were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton , Harrow , Rugby , Winchester and Shrewsbury , but they were far from universally adopted.
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^ The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge , at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Harrow , Rugby , Winchester and Shrewsbury schools.
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^ The first set of rules resembling the modern game were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848 , at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton , Harrow , Rugby , Winchester and Shrewsbury , but they were far from universally adopted.
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.They were not universally adopted.^ They were not universally adopted.
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.During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football.^ During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football.
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^ During the 1850s , many clubs were formed, throughout the English-speaking world, independent of schools or universities, to play various forms of football.
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^ Football Club, founded by former Harrow School pupils Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest, in 1857, was later recognised as the world's oldest Association football ( soccer ) club, in the sense of a club not attached to a school or university.
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.Some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857,[11] which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School also devised an influential set of rules.^ In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School also devised an influential set of rules.
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^ Some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club , formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867.
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^ A number of rival and/or revised sets of rules were subsequently proposed, most notably by the Sheffield football club (formed by former pupils from Harrow ) in 1857 and the rules of JC Thring in 1862 .
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[12]
.These ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association (The FA) in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London.^ This caused most of the London clubs to meet in the Freemasons' Tavern in London on 26 October 1863, forming the Football Association (FA), which is still the governing soccer organization in England.

^ These efforts culminated in the formation of The Football Association (FA) in 1863 which first met on the evening of 26 October 1863 at the Freemason's Tavern in Great Queen Street, London .
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^ These ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association (The FA) in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street , London.
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[13] .The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse.^ The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse .
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.The Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which eventually produced the first comprehensive set of rules.^ The Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which eventually produced the first comprehensive set of rules.
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^ The first set of rules resembling the modern game were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton , Harrow , Rugby , Winchester and Shrewsbury , but they were far from universally adopted.
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^ The first set of rules resembling the modern game were produced at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1848 , at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton , Harrow , Rugby , Winchester and Shrewsbury , but they were far from universally adopted.
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.At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand; the second for obstructing such a run by hacking (kicking an opponent in the shins), tripping and holding.^ At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer who was the representative from Blackheath , withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting, the first which allowed for the running with the ball in hand and the second, obstructing such a run by hacking (kicking an opponent in the shins), tripping and holding.
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^ This is the first time for the two teams to meet.

^ At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand; the second for obstructing such a run by hacking (kicking an opponent in the shins), tripping and holding.
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.Other English rugby football clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA, or subsequently left the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union.^ Other English rugby clubs follow this lead and did not join the FA but instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union .
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^ Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA but instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union .
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^ Other English rugby football clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA, or subsequently left the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union .
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.The eleven remaining clubs, under the charge of Ebenezer Cobb Morley, went on to ratify the original thirteen laws of the game.^ The eleven remaining clubs, under the charge of Ebenezer Cobb Morley , went on to ratify the original fourteen rules of the game.
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^ If available, single-game club seats will go on sale on August 26 for the Youngstown State game and on September 6 for all remaining home games.

^ Then Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes defensive end Brandon Willis went back to Tennessee, the team he originally committed to, announcing at the US Army All-American game.

[13] .These rules included handling of the ball by "marks" and the lack of a crossbar, rules which made it remarkably similar to Victorian rules football being developed at that time in Australia.^ These rules included a rule that forbade the handling of the ball.
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^ These rules included handling of the ball by "marks" and the lack of a crossbar, rules which made it remarkably similar to Victorian rules football being developed at that time in Australia.
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^ Certain ancient Egyptian rites are said by historians to have similarities with football, and both the ancient Greeks and Romans also played a game that entailed carrying and kicking a ball.

.The Sheffield FA played by its own rules until the 1870s with the FA absorbing some of its rules until there was little difference between the games.^ Despite this, the Sheffield FA played by its own rules until the 1870s.
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^ The Sheffield FA played by its own rules until the 1870s with the FA absorbing some of its rules until there was little difference between the games.
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^ Soccer Guide - Rules - Glossary - Soccer Betting Articles Football (also known as association football or soccer) is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players each.
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.The laws of the game are currently determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).^ The laws of the game are currently determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
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^ IFAB ” means “International Football Association Board, which authorizes and modifies the Laws of the Game”.
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^ The Laws of the Game are published by FIFA, but are maintained by the International Football Association Board , not FIFA itself.
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.The Board was formed in 1886[14] after a meeting in Manchester of The Football Association, the Scottish Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, and the Irish Football Association.^ The FA helped organize Scottish, Welsh, and Irish associations in the late 1800s to supervise the game in those countries.
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^ The Board was formed in 1882 after a meeting in Manchester of The Football Association, the Scottish Football Association , the Football Association of Wales , and the Irish Football Association .
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^ Note that the Laws of the Game are not maintained by FIFA itself; rather they are maintained by the International Football Association Board , as discussed in the history and development section above.
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.The world's oldest football competition is the FA Cup, which was founded by C. W. Alcock and has been contested by English teams since 1872. The first official international football match took place in 1872 between Scotland and England in Glasgow, again at the instigation of C. W. Alcock.^ Crowd control at English football matches.

^ A table of all the clubs which have won the English FA Cup , the world's oldest football tournament.
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^ Football World Cup - Final Matches summary .
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.England is home to the world's first football league, which was founded in Birmingham in 1888 by Aston Villa director William McGregor.^ Football Federation was founded after the first World War1919.
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^ England is home to the world's first football league, which was founded in Birmingham in 1888 by Aston Villa director William McGregor .
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^ Power in Football is Drifting Away From English Shores Richard Williams: Spanish and Italian teams have delivered an early warning to the Premier League .
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[15] .The original format contained 12 clubs from the Midlands and the North of England.^ The original format contained 12 clubs from the Midlands and the North of England.
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^ Handsworth Boys F.C. -- a youth soccer / junior football club based in Handsworth a suburb of Sheffield, Yorkshire in the North of England.

.The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the international football body, was formed in Paris in 1904 and declared that they would adhere to Laws of the Game of the Football Association.^ The laws of the game are currently determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
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^ English football's governing body, the Football Association .
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^ The recognised international governing body of football (and associated games, such as futsal and beach soccer) is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
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[16] .The growing popularity of the international game led to the admittance of FIFA representatives to the International Football Association Board in 1913. The board currently consists of four representatives from FIFA and one representative from each of the four British associations.^ The laws of the game are currently determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
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^ FIFA” means “Federation of International Football Association”.
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^ The growing popularity of the international game led to the admittance of FIFA representatives to the International Football Association Board in 1913.
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.Today, football is played at a professional level all over the world.^ Play the most popular game all over the world-Football.
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^ Today, football is played at a professional level all over the world.
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^ In Ireland this has been recognised by the FAI and the Women's Football Association of Ireland is being fully integrated at all levels into the main governing body.
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.Millions of people regularly go to football stadiums to follow their favourite teams,[17] while billions more watch the game on television.^ Football is played at a professional level all over the world and millions of people regularly go to a football stadium to follow their home team, whilst millions more avidly watch the game on television.
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^ Millions of people regularly go to football stadiums to follow their favourite teams, while billions more watch the game on television.
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^ She can people watch, she can watch the in game entertainment, she can watch the game.
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[18] .A very large number of people also play football at an amateur level.^ A very large number of people also play football at an amateur level.
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^ Football started off as a gentleman's game played by people called Nigel who would cry "Hurrah" a lot and drink lashings of ginger beer.
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^ He was 7 years old and while his condition never allowed him to play football, he was very much an Eagle at heart and will be missed as he touched the lives of all who knew him.

.According to a survey conducted by FIFA published in 2001, over 240 million people from more than 200 countries regularly play football.^ According to a survey conducted by FIFA published in 2001, over 240 million people from more than 200 countries regularly play football.
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^ According to a survey conducted by Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's governing body, published in the spring of 2001, over 240 million people regularly play football in more than 200 countries in every part of the world.
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^ In addition, a player that plays with cleats more than 1/2-inch in length is disqualified for the remainder of the game and for the team's next game [Rule 9-2-2-d (penalty)].
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[19] .While football has the highest global television audience in sport,[20] its simple rules and minimal equipment requirements at amateur level, have no doubt aided its growth in terms of participation.^ Its simple rules and minimal equipment requirements have no doubt aided its spread and growth in popularity.
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^ USA Football, the sports national governing body on youth and amateur levels, will assemble and manage Americas first womens national team in the sport.
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^ Soccer Guide - Rules - Glossary - Soccer Betting Articles Football (also known as association football or soccer) is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players each.
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.In many parts of the world football evokes great passions and plays an important role in the life of individual fans, local communities, and even nations.^ In many parts of the world, particularly in Europe , South America , and increasingly in Africa , football evokes great passions and plays an important role in the life of individual fans, local communities, and even nations.
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^ In many parts of the world football evokes great passions and plays an important role in the life of individual fans , local communities, and even nations; it is therefore often claimed to be the most popular sport in the world.
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^ Agility Drills for Football The agility drills for football play an important part in training the players.
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.The Côte d'Ivoire national football team helped secure a truce to the nation's civil war in 2005[21] and it helped further reduce tensions between government and rebel forces in 2007 by playing a match in the rebel capital of Bouaké, an occasion that brought both armies together peacefully for the first time.^ ESPN has spread the claim that the Côte d'Ivoire national football team helped secure a truce to the nation's civil war in 2005.
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^ Angola was mired in decades of civil war than ended in 2002 and the attack and resulting withdrawal of the Togo team was a severe blow to the government that had hoped the African Cup would showcase a country emerging from violence.

^ Choose each team, press "Set Away/Home", then "Play Game" and our free fantasy football simulation will crank out the results.
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[22] .By contrast, football is widely considered to be the final proximate cause in the Football War in June 1969 between El Salvador and Honduras.^ By contrast, football is widely considered to be the final proximate cause in the Football War in June 1969 between El Salvador and Honduras.
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^ Football (also known as association football or soccer ) is a team sport played between two teams each consisting of 11 players and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world.
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^ His sprained is not considered serious, but will cause him to miss the U.S. World Cup qualifier Saturday in Honduras.
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[23] The sport also exacerbated tensions at the beginning of the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, when a match between Dinamo Zagreb and Red Star Belgrade devolved into rioting in March 1990.[24]

Laws

.There are seventeen laws in the official Laws of the Game.^ There are seventeen laws in the official Laws of the Game .
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^ There are seventeen Laws in the official Laws of the Game .
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^ In many games there is also a fourth official , who assists the referee and may replace another official should the need arise.
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.The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although certain modifications for groups such as juniors, seniors, women and the physically challenged are permitted.^ Named All-District as a junior and as a senior.
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^ Chosen All-District in football as a senior.
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^ The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although certain modifications for groups such as juniors, seniors, women and the physically challenged are permitted.
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.The laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game.^ The Laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game.
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^ The laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game.
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^ Infractions When a player breaks the Laws of the Game, the Referree takes certain action depending on the severity of the offense.
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.In addition to the seventeen laws, numerous IFAB decisions and other directives contribute to the regulation of football.^ In addition to the seventeen Laws, numerous IFAB decisions and other directives contribute to the regulation of football.
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^ In addition to the seventeen laws, numerous IFAB decisions and other directives contribute to the regulation of football.
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^ In addition to being subject to our Privacy Policy, the collection, storage, and use of your data will be subject to U.S. laws and regulations, which may be different from the laws and regulations of your home country.
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.The Laws of the Game are published by FIFA, but are maintained by the International Football Association Board, not FIFA itself.^ Note that the Laws of the Game are not maintained by FIFA itself; rather they are maintained by the International Football Association Board , as discussed in the history and development section above.
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^ The laws of the game are currently determined by the International Football Association Board (IFAB).
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^ FIFA” means “Federation of International Football Association”.
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[25] .The most complex of the laws is offside.^ The most complex of the laws is offside.
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^ The details and application of this law are complex, and often result in controversy: for more information on offside please refer to the main article above.
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The offside law limits the ability of attacking players to remain forward (i.e. closer to the opponent's goal line) of the ball, the second-to-last defending player (which can include the goalkeeper), and the half-way line.[26]

Players, equipment and officials

.Each team consists of a maximum of eleven players (excluding substitutes), one of whom must be the goalkeeper.^ Each team consists of a maximum of eleven players (excluding substitutes ), one of whom must be the goalkeeper.
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^ The Teams Each team consists of 11 players , one of which is a goalkeeper .
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^ Teams probably consisted of 12 players.
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.Competition rules may state a minimum number of players required to constitute a team; this is usually seven.^ Competition rules may state a minimum number of players required to constitute a team; this is usually seven.
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^ Competition rules may state a minimum of seven players are required to constitute a team.
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^ A minimum of 5 players is required to avoid a forfeit.
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.Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.^ French players are allowed to handle the ball.
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^ Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
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^ Goalkeeper: the player positioned directly in front of the goal who tries to prevent shots from getting into the net behind him; the only player allowed to use his hands and arms, though only within the penalty area.

.Though there are a variety of positions in which the outfield (non-goalkeeper) players are strategically placed by a coach, these positions are not defined or required by the Laws.^ Nets are usually placed behind the goal, though are not required by the Laws.
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^ Players in these positions are referred to as outfield players, in order to discern them from the single goalkeeper.
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^ Though there are a variety of positions in which the outfield (non-goalkeeper) players are strategically placed by a coach, these positions are not defined or required by the Laws.
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[8]
.The basic equipment or kit players are required to wear includes a shirt, shorts, socks, footwear and adequate shin guards.^ The basic equipment players are required to wear includes a shirt (or jersey), shorts, socks (or stockings), footwear and adequate shin guards.
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^ Failure to wear required equipment .
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^ The basic equipment or kit players are required to wear includes a shirt, shorts, socks, footwear and adequate shin guards.
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.Headgear is not a required piece of basic equipment, but players today may choose to wear it to protect themselves from head injury.^ Headgear is not a required piece of basic equipment, but players today may choose to wear it to protect themselves from head injury.
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^ Failure to wear required equipment .
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^ The referee is the official timekeeper for the match, and may make an allowance for time lost through substitutions, injured players requiring attention, or other stoppages.
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.Players are forbidden to wear or use anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player, such as jewellery or watches.^ Players are forbidden to wear or use anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player, such as jewellery or watches.
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^ Players are forbidden to wear or use anything that is dangerous to themselves or another player (including jewellery or watches).
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^ Headgear is not a required piece of basic equipment, but players today may choose to wear it to protect themselves from head injury.
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.The goalkeeper must wear clothing that is easily distinguishable from that worn by the other players and the match officials.^ Players must wear shoes.

^ The goalkeeper must wear clothing that is easily distinguishable from that worn by the other players and the match officials.
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^ Two yellow cards were given to other Oglethorpe players in the incident, and six yellow cards and the one red were issued during the match between the two teams.
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.A number of players may be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game.^ A number of players may be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game.
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^ A number (variable by league and nation) of players may be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game.
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^ The usual reasons for a player's replacement include injury, tiredness, ineffectiveness, a tactical switch, or to waste a little time at the end of a finely poised game.
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.The maximum number of substitutions permitted in most competitive international and domestic league games is three, though the permitted number may vary in other competitions or in friendly matches.^ The maximum substitutions permitted in international games and in national level leagues are three, though substitution numbers may be varied in other leagues.
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^ The maximum number of substitutions permitted in most competitive international and domestic league games is three, though the permitted number may vary in other competitions or in friendly matches.
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^ A number (variable by league and nation) of players may be replaced by substitutes during the course of the game.
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.Common reasons for a substitution include injury, tiredness, ineffectiveness, a tactical switch, or timewasting at the end of a finely poised game.^ The usual reasons for a player's replacement include injury, tiredness, ineffectiveness, a tactical switch, or to waste a little time at the end of a finely poised game.
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^ Common reasons for a substitution include injury, tiredness, ineffectiveness, a tactical switch, or timewasting at the end of a finely poised game.
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^ Hakim had sent Derrick Pereira as a substitute towards the fag end of the game and Derrick netted the last minute equaliser for Salgaocar.
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.In standard adult matches, a player who has been substituted may not take further part in a match.^ In standard adult matches, a player who has been substituted may not take further part in a match.
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^ In standard adult matches, a player who has been substituted may not take further part in the match.
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^ This is given if one team’s player passes the ball to the keeper, who immediately picks it up rather than taking a touch with his feet.
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[28] .If any team is unable to field at least seven players due to players being injured or sent-off, the referee will stop the game.^ Jim McIntyre explains administrative error led to ineligible player being fielded.
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^ Head Coach Bill Cronin was happy to have the opportunity to ease a couple of key players who had been on his injured list back onto the field, including Alex Matthews, who came in at quarterback after being out with an injury that occurred in the second game of the year.

^ Five officials—the referee, umpire, field judge, linesman, and electric clock operator—control a game, and penalties, chiefly in the form of moving the ball away from a team's object goal, are meted out for violations of the rules.
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.The game will be declared as a loss against the team who were unable to field the required number of players.^ If for any reason a team drops below the minimum number of players, the game will be declared a forfeit.
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^ Marquez optimistic about Mexico Mexico's Rafael Marquez, is optimistic about his team's chances in the World Cup, and much may depend on the opening game against South Africa.

^ This is given if one team’s player passes the ball to the keeper, who immediately picks it up rather than taking a touch with his feet.
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.A game is officiated by a referee, who has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed" (Law 5), and whose decisions are final.^ Officials To enforce the Laws of the Game , each match is officiated by a referree .
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^ The referee has the final word in decisions and is the superior of other officials, including: .

^ There are seventeen laws in the official Laws of the Game .
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.The referee is assisted by two assistant referees.^ The referee is assisted by two assistant referees (formerly called linesmen).
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^ The referee is assisted by two assistant referee s.
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^ The referee adjudicates the match in collaboration with two linesmen (properly referred to as ‘referee’s assistants’) and a fourth official, situated on the touchline, if necessary.
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.In many high-level games there is also a fourth official who assists the referee and may replace another official should the need arise.^ In many games there is also a fourth official , who assists the referee and may replace another official should the need arise.
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^ In many high-level games there is also a fourth official who assists the referee and may replace another official should the need arise.
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^ There are seventeen laws in the official Laws of the Game .
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Pitch

Standard pitch measurements (See Imperial version)
.As the Laws were formulated in England, and were initially administered solely by the four British football associations within IFAB, the standard dimensions of a football pitch were originally expressed in imperial units.^ As the Laws were formulated in England, and were initially administered solely by the four British football associations within IFAB, the standard dimensions of a football pitch were originally expressed in imperial units .
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^ Standard pitch measurements ( Large version ) ( Metric version ) Because of the game's origins in England and the original supremacy of the four British football associations within the IFAB, the standard dimensions of a football field (or "pitch") are measured in Imperial units with approximate metric equivalents.
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^ Football Association Formed (1863) The Football Association (FA), the governing body of football in England, played a leading role in establishing rules for the modern game.
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.The Laws now express dimensions with approximate metric equivalents (followed by traditional units in brackets), though popular use tends to continue to use traditional units in English-speaking countries with a relatively recent history of metrication, such as Britain.^ The Laws now express dimensions with approximate metric equivalents (followed by traditional units in brackets), though popular use tends to continue to use traditional units in English-speaking countries with a relatively recent history of metrication, such as Britain.
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^ As the Laws were formulated in England, and were initially administered solely by the four British football associations within IFAB, the standard dimensions of a football pitch were originally expressed in imperial units .
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^ More Country Profiles Learn more about countries worldwide here Sponsored Links My Recent History .
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[30]
.The length of the pitch for international adult matches is in the range 100–110 m (110–120 yd) and the width is in the range 64–75 m (70–80 yd).^ Notably, the guidelines for international matches are stricter (100-110 metres x 64-75 metres).
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^ The length of the pitch for international adult matches is in the range 100–110 m (110–120 yd) and the width is in the range 64–75 m (70–80 yd).
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^ According to IFAB regulations the length of pitch for international matches should be in the range 110-120 yards (100-110 m) and the width should be in the range 70-80 yards (64-75 m).
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.Fields for non-international matches may be 91–120 m (100–130 yd) length and 45–91 m (50–101 yd) in width, provided that the pitch does not become square.^ (For other matches the constraints are looser: 100-130 yards (90-120 m) length by 50-100 yards (45-90 m) width.
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^ Fields for non-international matches may be 91–120 m (100–130 yd) length and 45–91 m (50–101 yd) in width, provided that the pitch does not become square.
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^ The length of the pitch for international adult matches is in the range 100–110 m (110–120 yd) and the width is in the range 64–75 m (70–80 yd).
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.In 2008, the IFAB set a fixed size of 105 m long and 68 m wide as a standard pitch dimension for A international matches.^ In 2008, the IFAB set a fixed size of 105 m long and 68 m wide as a standard pitch dimension for A international matches.
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^ Standard pitch measurements ( Large version ) ( Metric version ) Because of the game's origins in England and the original supremacy of the four British football associations within the IFAB, the standard dimensions of a football field (or "pitch") are measured in Imperial units with approximate metric equivalents.
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^ As the Laws were formulated in England, and were initially administered solely by the four British football associations within IFAB, the standard dimensions of a football pitch were originally expressed in imperial units .
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[31]
.The longer boundary lines are touchlines, while the shorter boundaries (on which the goals are placed) are goal lines.^ A ball must wholly cross the touchline to be out of play, and a ball must wholly cross the goal line (between the goal posts) before a goal is scored; if any part of the ball is still over the line, the ball is still in play.
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^ A ball on the touchline is still on the field of play, a ball on the line of the goal area is in the goal area, and a foul committed over the 18-yard line is in the penalty area.
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^ In addition, the defense may elect to place a kick returner on a stationary base exactly 50 yards from the line of scrimmage or on its own goal line (whichever is closer to the line of scrimmage).
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.A rectangular goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line.^ A rectangular goal is positioned at the middle of each goal line.
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^ A game played by two teams of 11 players each on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field with goal lines and goal posts at either end, the ...
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^ Penalty spot: the small circular spot located 12 yards in front of the center of the goal line from which all penalty kicks are taken; positioned at the center of the penalty arc.

[32] .The inner edges of the vertical goal posts must be 7.32 m (8 yd) apart, and the lower edge of the horizontal crossbar supported by the goal posts must be 2.44 m (8 ft) above the ground.^ Goals: 7.32 metre area between the posts, and 2.44 metres high.
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^ The inner edges of the goal posts must be 7.32m (8 yards) apart, and the lower edge of the crossbar must be 2.44m (8 feet) above the ground.
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^ Each goal must be equipped with a net , secured to the crossbar and goal posts.
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.Nets are usually placed behind the goal, but are not required by the Laws.^ Nets are usually placed behind the goal, but are not required by the Laws of the Game.
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^ Nets are usually placed behind the goal, though are not required by the Laws.
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^ Nets are usually placed behind the goal, but are not required by the Laws.
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[33]
.In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area.^ In front of each goal is an area known as the penalty area .
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^ The penalty spot (or penalty mark) is immediately in the middle of and 12 yards (11 m) in front of the goal.
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^ Goalkeepers are the only players allowed to play the ball with their hands or arms, provided they do so within the penalty area in front of their own goal.
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.This area is marked by the goal line, two lines starting on the goal line 16.5 m (18 yd) from the goalposts and extending 16.5 m (18 yd) into the pitch perpendicular to the goal line, and a line joining them.^ Two boxes are marked out on the pitch in front of the goal.
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^ This area is marked by the goal line, two lines starting on the goal line 16.5 m (18 yd) from the goalposts and extending 16.5 m (18 yd) into the pitch perpendicular to the goal line, and a line joining them.
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^ This area consists of the area formed by the goal-line, two lines starting on the goal-line 16.5m (18 yards) from the goalposts and extending 18 yards into the pitch from the goal-line, and a line joining these.
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.This area has a number of functions, the most prominent being to mark where the goalkeeper may handle the ball and where a penalty foul by a member of the defending team becomes punishable by a penalty kick.^ This area has a number of functions, the most prominent being to mark where the goalkeeper may handle the ball and where a penalty foul by a member of the defending team becomes punishable by a penalty kick .
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^ This is taken from the penalty mark , and only the kicker and the keeper may be in the penalty area until the ball is kicked.
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^ One of the eleven is classified as the goalkeeper and permitted to handle the ball in his team’s penalty area.
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.Other markings define the position of the ball or players at kick-offs, goal kicks, penalty kicks and corner kicks.^ Soccer player kicking soccer ball .
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^ That player's position is marked.
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^ Volley: any ball kicked by a player when it is off the ground.

[34]

Duration and tie-breaking methods

.A standard adult football match consists of two periods of 45 minutes each, known as halves.^ A standard adult football match consists of two periods of 45 minutes each, known as halves.
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^ A standard adult football match consists of two periods (known as halves) of 45 minutes each.
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^ This period is split into two 45-minute halves.
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.Each half runs continuously, meaning that the clock is not stopped when the ball is out of play.^ Each half runs continuously, meaning that the clock is not stopped when the ball is out of play.
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^ Out of play: when a ball is outside the boundaries of the field or play has been stopped by the referee.

^ Games are played on a continuous clock.

.There is usually a 15-minute half-time break between halves.^ There is usually a 15-minute break between halves, known as half-time.
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^ There is usually a 15-minute half-time break between halves.
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^ There is usually a 15-minute break between halves, known as half time.
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.The end of the match is known as full-time.^ The end of the match is known as full-time.
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^ In matches where a fourth official is appointed, toward the end of the half the referee signals how many minutes of stoppage time he intends to add.
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^ Full story Americans Abroad Bradley spends time on bench for Mnchengladbach, but plays in Cup match.
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.The referee is the official timekeeper for the match, and may make an allowance for time lost through substitutions, injured players requiring attention, or other stoppages.^ Misconduct may occur at any time, and may be committed by both players and substitutes.
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^ Referee as official timekeeper .
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^ When making such an allowance for time lost, the referee is often said to be "adding time on".
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.This added time is commonly referred to as stoppage time or injury time, and is at the sole discretion of the referee.^ This added time is commonly referred to as stoppage time or injury time , and is at the sole discretion of the referee.
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^ The referee’s tasks include acting as a timekeeper (although with advice on the amount of ‘injury time’ to be added on to the 45 minutes each half to compensate for injuries and other stoppages), awarding free kicks and penalties and generally dealing with anything requiring a ruling.
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^ The referee is the official timekeeper for the match, and may make an allowance for time lost through substitutions, injured players requiring attention, or other stoppages.
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.The referee alone signals the end of the match.^ The referee alone signals the end of the match.
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^ The amount of time is at the sole discretion of the referee, and the referee alone signals when the match has been completed.
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^ The amount of time is at the sole discretion of the referee, and the referee alone signals when the match has been completed; there are no other timekeepers, although assistant referees carry a watch and may provide a second opinion if requested by the referee.
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.In matches where a fourth official is appointed, toward the end of the half the referee signals how many minutes of stoppage time he intends to add.^ In matches where a fourth official is appointed, towards the end of the half the referee will signal how many minutes remain to be played, and the fourth official then signals this to players and spectators by holding up a board showing this number.
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^ In matches where a fourth official is appointed, toward the end of the half the referee signals how many minutes of stoppage time he intends to add.
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^ The referee alone signals the end of the match.
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.The fourth official then informs the players and spectators by holding up a board showing this number.^ Based around a number of rules, typically involving abstract ideas, they are intended to inform footballers and spectators on proper behaviour on and off the field: .
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^ In matches where a fourth official is appointed, towards the end of the half the referee will signal how many minutes remain to be played, and the fourth official then signals this to players and spectators by holding up a board showing this number.
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^ Because the majority of these players are not paid for their time on the field, they show up at practice and on game day simply for the love of the game .
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.The signalled stoppage time may be further extended by the referee.^ The signalled stoppage time may be further extended by the referee.
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^ The referee is the official timekeeper for the match, and may make an allowance for time lost through substitutions, injured players requiring attention, or other stoppages.
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^ The amount of time is at the sole discretion of the referee, and the referee alone signals when the match has been completed; there are no other timekeepers, although assistant referees carry a watch and may provide a second opinion if requested by the referee.
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[35] .Added time was introduced because of an incident which happened in 1891 during a match between Stoke and Aston Villa.^ Added time was introduced because of an incident which happened in 1891 during a match between Stoke and Aston Villa .
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^ This includes incidents before, during and after the match.
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^ During the pre-history time, when the psychos ruled the world, footballs were banned because the psychos were convinced that they hid lesbian assassins inside (this was before the Lesbian war ).
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.Trailing 1–0 and with just two minutes remaining, Stoke were awarded a penalty.^ Trailing 1–0 and with just two minutes remaining, Stoke were awarded a penalty.
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^ West Virginia trails Boston College 14-3 and scores with 6 minutes left to make it 14-9.With less than two minutes remaining, WVU forces a BC fumble.
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^ After this, two five-minute overtime periods are conducted, after which the teams begin a Penalty Shootout .
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.Villa's goalkeeper kicked the ball out of the ground, and by the time the ball had been recovered, the 90 minutes had elapsed and the game was over.^ Villa's goalkeeper kicked the ball out of the ground, and by the time the ball had been recovered, the 90 minutes had elapsed and the game was over.
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^ CSL would like to thank the youth club, FSCI Phoenix, for helping out at the games by being ball boys.
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^ The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal; only the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball in general play.
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[36] .The same law also stands that the duration of either half is extended until the penalty kick to be taken or retaken is completed,[37] thus no game shall end with a penalty to be taken.^ In the late 1990s , the IFAB experimented with ways of making matches more likely to end without requiring kicks from the penalty mark , which were often seen as an undesirable way to end a match.
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^ A game played by two teams of 11 players each on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field with goal lines and goal posts at either end, the ...
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^ It's the second half and View From The Stands says maybe it's an all new game.

.In league competitions, games may end in a draw, but in some knockout competitions if a game is tied at the end of regulation time it may go into extra time, which consists of two further 15-minute periods.^ If tied at the end of regulation time, in some competitions the game may go into extra time, which consists of two further 15-minute periods.
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^ Draw: a game that ends with a tied score.

^ The teams fought to a 2-2 draw to end regulation.

.If the score is still tied after extra time, some competitions allow the use of penalty shootouts (known officially in the Laws of the Game as "kicks from the penalty mark") to determine which team will progress to the next stage of the tournament.^ If the score is still tied after extra time, some competitions allow the use of penalty shootouts (known officially in the Laws of the Game as "kicks from the penalty mark") to determine which team will progress to the next stage of the tournament.
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^ Draw: a game that ends with a tied score.

^ Each team committed four penalties in the game.
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.Goals scored during extra time periods count toward the final score of the game, but kicks from the penalty mark are only used to decide the team that progresses to the next part of the tournament (with goals scored in a penalty shootout not making up part of the final score).^ Extra time and shootouts .
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^ If the score is still tied after extra time, some competitions allow the use of penalty shootouts (known officially in the Laws of the Game as "kicks from the penalty mark") to determine which team will progress to the next stage of the tournament.
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^ Final score in the JV game: 21-0.

.In competitions using two-legged matches, each team competes at home once, with an aggregate score from the two matches deciding which team progresses.^ In competitions using two-legged match es, each team competes at home once, with an aggregate score from the two matches deciding which team progresses.
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^ Competitions utilising two-leg stages (i.e.
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^ Compete against friends and family in multi-game series' that will track stats, create storylines for the matches and create a sense of competitiveness and rivalry in an easy to understand format.
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.Where aggregates are equal, the away goals rule may be used to determine the winners, in which case the winner is the team that scored the most goals in the leg played away from home.^ The team which has scored the most goals at the conclusion of the game is the winner; if both teams have an equal number of goals then the game is a draw.
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^ The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.
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^ Where aggregates are equal, the away goals rule may be used to determine the winners, in which case the winner is the team that scored the most goals in the leg played away from home.
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.If the result is still equal, kicks from the penalty mark are usually required, though some competitions may require a tied game to be replayed.^ Other competitions may require a tied game to be replayed.
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^ If the result is still equal, kicks from the penalty mark are usually required, though some competitions may require a tied game to be replayed.
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^ In the late 1990s , the IFAB experimented with ways of making matches more likely to end without requiring kicks from the penalty mark , which were often seen as an undesirable way to end a match.
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.In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the IFAB experimented with ways of creating a winner without requiring a penalty shootout, which was often seen as an undesirable way to end a match.^ In the late 1990s , the IFAB experimented with ways of making matches more likely to end without requiring kicks from the penalty mark , which were often seen as an undesirable way to end a match.
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^ In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the IFAB experimented with ways of creating a winner without requiring a penalty shootout, which was often seen as an undesirable way to end a match.
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^ In three league matches, he has gone from late substitute to starter and has scored two goals along the way.
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.These involved rules ending a game in extra time early, either when the first goal in extra time was scored (golden goal), or if one team held a lead at the end of the first period of extra time (silver goal).^ At the end of each of the first three quarters, the teams exchange goals.
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^ Draw: a game that ends with a tied score.

^ This is the first time for the two teams to meet.

.Golden goal was used at the World Cup in 1998 and 2002.^ Golden goal was used at the World Cup in 1998 and 2002.
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^ World Cup 2002 .
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^ Croácia 1998 World Cup 31.

.The first World Cup game decided by a golden goal was France's victory over Paraguay in 1998. Germany was the first nation to score a golden goal in a major competition, beating Czech Republic in the final of Euro 1996.^ So for the first time, a World Cup final was decided on penalties.
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^ In the first 10 minutes of the game we scored.

^ Decide a world cup with penalties ???
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.Silver goal was used in Euro 2004.^ Silver goal was used in Euro 2004 .
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Both these experiments have been discontinued by IFAB.[38]

Ball in and out of play

.Under the Laws, the two basic states of play during a game are ball in play and ball out of play.^ He never played tailback during the game."
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^ Under the Laws, the two basic states of play during a game are ball in play and ball out of play .
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^ A game is presided over by a referee , who has "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed" (Law 5), and whose decisions regarding facts connected with play are final.
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.From the beginning of each playing period with a kick-off until the end of the playing period, the ball is in play at all times, except when either the ball leaves the field of play, or play is stopped by the referee.^ Kick-off : following a goal by the opposing team, or to begin each period of play.
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^ Dead Ball the period of time immediately before or after a play.

^ Dropped-ball : occurs when the referee has stopped play for any other reason (e.g.
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When the ball becomes out of play, play is restarted by one of eight restart methods depending on how it went out of play:
.
A player takes a free kick, while the opposition form a "wall" in order to try to deflect the ball
  • Kick-off: following a goal by the opposing team, or to begin each period of play.^ Try and kick ball away from opponent.
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    ^ Volley: any ball kicked by a player when it is off the ground.

    ^ Soccer player preparing to kick ball .
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    [6]
  • .
  • Throw-in: when the ball has wholly crossed the touchline; awarded to opposing team to that which last touched the ball.^ Goal kick : when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by an attacker; awarded to defending team.
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    ^ Throw-in: when the ball has wholly crossed the touchline; awarded to opposing team to that which last touched the ball.
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    ^ Throw-in : when the ball has wholly crossed the touchline; awarded to opposing team to that which last touched the ball.
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    [39]
  • .
  • Goal kick: when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by a player of the attacking team; awarded to defending team.^ Who is the only footballer to have scored a goal without ever touching the pitch?
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    ^ Soccer player preparing to kick ball .
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    ^ Shooting: when a player kicks the ball at the opponent's net in an attempt to score a goal.

    [40]
  • .
  • Corner kick: when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by a player of the defending team; awarded to attacking team.^ Who is the only footballer to have scored a goal without ever touching the pitch?
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    ^ Soccer player preparing to kick ball .
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    ^ Goals were scored if the ball hit the ground.
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    [41]
  • .
  • Indirect free kick: awarded to the opposing team following "non-penal" fouls, certain technical infringements, or when play is stopped to caution or send-off an opponent without a specific foul having occurred.^ Other fouls are punishable by an indirect free kick .
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    ^ Indirect free kick: awarded to the opposing team following "non-penal" fouls, certain technical infringements, or when play is stopped to caution or send-off an opponent without a specific foul having occurred.
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    ^ Direct free kick : awarded to fouled team following certain listed "penal" fouls.
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    .A goal may not be scored directly from an indirect free kick.^ A goal may not be scored directly from an indirect free kick.
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    ^ The only problem I've seen is small children may have problems kicking a field goal or P.A.T or the K.O. This takes some dexterity that a child under...
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    ^ Offside: a violation called when a player in an offside position receives a pass from a teammate; an indirect free kick is awarded to the non-offending team.

    [42]
  • .
  • Direct free kick: awarded to fouled team following certain listed "penal" fouls.^ Direct free kick: awarded to fouled team following certain listed "penal" fouls.
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    ^ Hand ball: a foul where a player touches the ball with his hand or arm; the opposing team is awarded a direct free kick.

    ^ Penalty kick : awarded to the fouled team following a foul usually punishable by a direct free kick but that has occurred within their opponent's penalty area.
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    [42]
  • .
  • Penalty kick: awarded to the fouled team following a foul usually punishable by a direct free kick but that has occurred within their opponent's penalty area.^ Other fouls are punishable by an indirect free kick .
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    ^ Direct free kick: awarded to fouled team following certain listed "penal" fouls.
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    ^ Finally, when a team commits an offense within their own penalty area , their opponents are rewarded a penalty kick .
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    [43]
  • .
  • Dropped-ball: occurs when the referee has stopped play for any other reason, such as a serious injury to a player, interference by an external party, or a ball becoming defective.^ D. Playing a player whom is ineligible for any reason.

    ^ In play: when a ball is within the boundaries of the field and play has not been stopped by the referee.

    ^ Out of play: when a ball is outside the boundaries of the field or play has been stopped by the referee.

    .This restart is uncommon in adult games.^ This restart is uncommon in adult games.
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Misconduct

.Players are cautioned with a yellow card, and sent off with a red card.^ The referee may punish a player or substitute's misconduct by a caution (yellow card) or sending-off ( red card ).
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^ A referee can show a yellow or red card to a player, substitute or substituted player.
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^ Red and Yellow cards .
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These colours were first introduced at the 1970 FIFA World Cup and used consistently since.
A player scores a penalty kick given after an offence is committed inside the penalty area
.A foul occurs when a player commits an offence listed in the Laws of the Game while the ball is in play.^ A foul occurs when a player (not a substitute) commits a specific offence listed in the Laws of the Game when the ball is in play.
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^ The offences that constitute a foul are listed in Law 12.
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^ A foul occurs when a player commits an offence listed in the Laws of the Game while the ball is in play.
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.The offences that constitute a foul are listed in Law 12. Handling the ball deliberately, tripping an opponent, or pushing an opponent, are examples of "penal fouls", punishable by a direct free kick or penalty kick depending on where the offence occurred.^ Other fouls are punishable by an indirect free kick .
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^ A foul occurs when a player (not a substitute) commits a specific offence listed in the Laws of the Game when the ball is in play.
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^ "Penal fouls", for example handling the ball, tripping an opponent, pushing an opponent, etc, are punishable by a direct free kick or penalty kick depending on where the offence occurred.
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.Other fouls are punishable by an indirect free kick.^ Other fouls are punishable by an indirect free kick .
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^ Offside: a violation called when a player in an offside position receives a pass from a teammate; an indirect free kick is awarded to the non-offending team.

^ Free kick: a kick awarded to a player for a foul committed by the opposition; the player kicks a stationary ball without any opposing players within 10 feet of him.

[5] .The referee may punish a player or substitute's misconduct by a caution (yellow card) or sending-off (red card).^ Red and Yellow cards .
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^ However, a player may be officially Cautioned and shown a Yellow Card for...
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^ Caution: see Yellow card.

.A second yellow card at the same game leads to a red card, and therefore to a sending-off.^ Red and Yellow cards .
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^ Misconduct may be punished by a caution (yellow card) or sending-off (red card).
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^ Boxx was red carded since 2 yellows = 1 red.
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.A player given a yellow card is said to have been "booked", the referee writing the player's name in his official notebook.^ A referee can show a yellow or red card to a player, substitute or substituted player.
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^ Yellow cards are given if the referee wants to kill you.
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^ A player given a yellow card is said to have been "booked", the referee writing the player's name in his official notebook.
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.If a player has been sent off, no substitute can be brought on in their place.^ If a player has been sent off, no substitute can be brought on in their place.
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^ The referee may punish a player or substitute's misconduct by a caution (yellow card) or sending-off ( red card ).
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^ Play then resumes with the 18 point substitutions (players / positions) in place.

.Misconduct may occur at any time, and while the offences that constitute misconduct are listed, the definitions are broad.^ Misconduct may occur at any time, and while the offences that constitute misconduct are listed, the definitions are broad.
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^ In particular, the offence of "unsporting behaviour" may be used to deal with most events that violate the spirit of the game, even if they are not listed as specific offences.
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^ Even if an offence is not penalised due to advantage being played, the offender may still be sanctioned for misconduct at the next stoppage of play.
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.In particular, the offence of "unsporting behaviour" may be used to deal with most events that violate the spirit of the game, even if they are not listed as specific offences.^ In particular, the offence of "unsporting behaviour" may be used to deal with most events that violate the spirit of the game, even if they are not listed as specific offences.
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^ They were able to deal with what was even thrown at them.

^ The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal; only the goalkeepers may use their hands or arms to propel the ball in general play.
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.A referee can show a yellow or red card to a player, substitute or substituted player.^ Red and Yellow cards .
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^ Footballer Given Yellow Card 'for Breaking Wind' During Penalty Shot Referee books Chorlton Villa player for distracting rival with 'ungentlemanly conduct' at key moment in match .
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^ Goal scorers Yellow/Red Card Penalty kick Time of event Hear a sound when there is a goal .
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.Non-players such as managers and support staff cannot be shown the yellow or red card, but may be expelled from the technical area if they fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner.^ Red and Yellow cards .
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^ However, a player may be officially Cautioned and shown a Yellow Card for...
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^ Boxx was red carded since 2 yellows = 1 red.
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[5]
.Rather than stopping play, the referee may allow play to continue if doing so will benefit the team against which an offence has been committed.^ The advantage clause states that the referee should allow play to continue — i.e.
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^ This occasionally backfires when his own team is accidentally distracted, or when playing against those who ascribe to the frowned upon doctrine of the 4-4-2 formation .
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^ The Referee is an incompetent fool, unless he favours your team; any decision made that does not benefit you is debatable, and usually, proof that he is being bribed by the opposing team.
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.This is known as "playing an advantage". The referee may "call back" play and penalise the original offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue within a short period, typically taken to be four to five seconds.^ The referee may "call back" play and penalise the original offence if the anticipated advantage does not ensue within a short period of time, typically taken to be four to five seconds.
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^ The advantage clause states that the referee should allow play to continue — i.e.
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^ The 24th-ranked Cardinals took over in the second half, scoring on four of their first five possessions.
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.Even if an offence is not penalised due to advantage being played, the offender may still be sanctioned for misconduct at the next stoppage of play.^ Argentina's Soccer Coach, Maradona Slapped With 2 Month Ban Diego Maradona's tryst with being banned continues, even though he no longer plays competitive soccer...
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^ Reggie Bush may fumble away a championship and still end up being known for the best things he ever does.
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^ Over the season (lasting August to May), each club plays each other club in its division twice, being awarded three points for a win and one for a draw ("tie").
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Governing bodies

.The recognised international governing body of football (and associated games, such as futsal and beach soccer) is the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).^ English football's governing body, the Football Association .
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^ FIFA” means “Federation of International Football Association”.
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^ Tags: fifa com fédération internationale de association fifa 9.
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The FIFA headquarters are located in Zürich.
Six regional confederations are associated with FIFA; these are:
.National associations oversee football within individual countries.^ In 1920 the American Professional Football Association (renamed the National Football League [NFL] in 1922) was organized.
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^ Association football (called soccer in some parts of the world) is not the national sport of England; cricket is considered the...
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^ Stan has also presented at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) national clinic and has twice been featured in the AFCA national publications.
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.These are generally synonymous with sovereign states, (for example: the Fédération Camerounaise de Football in Cameroon) but also include a smaller number of associations responsible for sub-national entities or autonomous regions (for example the Scottish Football Association in Scotland).^ ARTICLE 49 REGIONAL FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION .
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^ While the early successes of the Saints and LSU Tigers have certainly generated a buzz throughout the city and the state, high school football is bubbling with equal intensity.

^ The FIFA World Cup, also referred to as the Football World Cup and the World Cup, has been held every four years since 1930, and is contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
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208 national associations are affiliated both with FIFA and with their respective continental confederations; an additional 13 are affiliated to continental confederations but not to FIFA.
.Some of the football associations not recognised by FIFA are affiliated to the Nouvelle Fédération-Board (NF-Board).^ Association football (called soccer in some parts of the world) is not the national sport of England; cricket is considered the...
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^ Tags: fifa com fédération internationale de association fifa 9.
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^ Source: FIFA's (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Laws of the Game, available online at http://www.fifa.com/handbook/laws/2002/LOTG2002_E.pdf.
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International competitions

A minute's silence before an international match
.The major international competition in football is the World Cup, organised by FIFA. This competition takes place over a four-year period.^ Beckham wins World Cup place?
  • Football 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

^ A four-year letterwinner in football.
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^ The President shall be elected by the Congress for a period of four years in the year following a FIFA World Cup.
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.More than 190 national teams compete in qualifying tournaments within the scope of continental confederations for a place in the finals.^ London currently has a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within the city.
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^ Team qualified for state tournament during junior and senior campaigns.
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^ But more people will care if the US Soccer team can compete for (and win) the World Cup than whoever wins the Super Bowl next year.
  • The League Panelists: US Soccer must win in order to compete with NFL football for America's popularity and eyeballs - Dan Levy 18 September 2009 8:39 UTC views.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.The finals tournament, which is held every four years, involves 32 national teams competing over a four-week period.^ The World Cup is held every four years - there was one in 1990, and in 1994, etc, but not in 1991 or 1999.

^ The FIFA World Cup, also referred to as the Football World Cup and the World Cup, has been held every four years since 1930, and is contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
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^ I did everything Premium said and we went undefeated during the season and second in the tournament winning 4 games and losing the final game to a team that had not lost in 4 years, except to us during the regular season.
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[44] .The 2006 FIFA World Cup took place in Germany; in 2010 it will be held in South Africa.^ La Cancha World Cup 2006 .

^ Beckham wins World Cup place?
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^ The 2006 FIFA World Cup was held from June 9th to July 9th 2006 in Germany.
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[45]
.There has been a football tournament at every Summer Olympic Games since 1900, except at the 1932 games in Los Angeles.^ However according to recent records uncovered in the ancient city of Fibs - the game was first played in 777BC in the Ancient Football World Cup tournament.
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^ Near the bottom of the piece, there's a list of the top video game football players of all time, on which is Randall Cunningham at #3: .
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^ Female Friends How to Predict NFL Football Games with Simple Statistics There are many effective ways to predict the outcomes of NFL football games but the use of statistics is a great starting point.

.Before the inception of the World Cup, the Olympics (especially during the 1920s) had the same status as the World Cup.^ While with the AP, he covered the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

^ During the pre-history time, when the psychos ruled the world, footballs were banned because the psychos were convinced that they hid lesbian assassins inside (this was before the Lesbian war ).
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^ Due contributi su calcio, violenza e immaginario colletivo (During a World Cup Year...

.Originally, the event was for amateurs only,[16] however, since the 1984 Summer Olympics professional players have been permitted, albeit with certain restrictions which prevent countries from fielding their strongest sides.^ Amateur or Professional status of players .
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^ Home Page - Pro Football Hall of Fame - Report Spam Honoring the great players of the professional football world since 1920.
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^ In addition to the field , each player should have certain equipment .
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.Currently, the Olympic men's tournament is played at Under-23 level.^ Currently there are 53 countries affiliated to UEFA. These are countries who are allowed to play in tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and [...
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^ (Sunday, March 16, 2008) -- The United States under-23 men seemed satisfied with a draw and a semifinal berth in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying when a gift came their way.
  • SoccerTimes: Original news, features, anlaysis, Top 25 polls, soccer links 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC www.soccertimes.com [Source type: News]

^ With a career team record of 128-11, Curtis is currently Coaching the Patriots Quarterbacks and Runningbacks under his Father, and long time Head Coach, J.T. Curtis, Jr. A play.

.In the past the Olympics have allowed a restricted number of over-age players per team;[46] but that practice ceased in the 2008 Olympics.^ (Wednesday, March 26, 2008) -- The United States men received solid performances from a number of key players and rolled to a surprising 3-0 victory over host Poland.
  • SoccerTimes: Original news, features, anlaysis, Top 25 polls, soccer links 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC www.soccertimes.com [Source type: News]

^ How to choose the optimal number of players for your team - targeted advice for all levels of competition .
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^ A number of teams were in danger of forfeiting the season because they could not get enough midget players.
  • How regular football rules should be modified for youth football by John T. Reed 18 September 2009 6:25 UTC www.johntreed.com [Source type: General]

.The Olympic competition is not generally considered to carry the same international significance and prestige as the World Cup.^ While with the AP, he covered the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

^ The World Cup is the pinnacle of international football and played every 4 years and hosted by a nominated country.
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^ The pinnacle of a football player's career is winning the World Cup , an event held once every 4 years where top international teams try to beat each other.
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.A women's tournament was added in 1996; in contrast to the men's event, full international sides without age restrictions play the women’s Olympic tournament.^ Cheney is captain of the Under-20 Women's team at this event, facing teams fielding full-teams.

^ Every match the U.S. has played featured full-teams on the opposing side.

^ Full story NCAA men's tournament White scores three, sets UConn records in 5-0 romp over South Florida.
  • SoccerTimes: Original news, features, anlaysis, Top 25 polls, soccer links 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC www.soccertimes.com [Source type: News]

.It thus carries international prestige considered comparable to that of the FIFA Women's World Cup.^ Women's World Cup finals.
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^ Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2006 .
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^ Currently there are 53 countries affiliated to UEFA. These are countries who are allowed to play in tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and [...
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.After the World Cup, the most important international football competitions are the continental championships, which are organised by each continental confederation and contested between national teams.^ Beasley is one of the U.S. National team's most important players heding into World Cup 2010.

^ Football is the most popular sport in the world.
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^ World Cup team line-ups .
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.These are the European Championship (UEFA), the Copa América (CONMEBOL), African Cup of Nations (CAF), the Asian Cup (AFC), the CONCACAF Gold Cup (CONCACAF) and the OFC Nations Cup (OFC).^ African Nations Cup Betting News (8) Athletics Betting News (2) Boxing Betting News (6) Carling Cup Betting News (16) Champ League Betting News (51) Championship Betting News (21) Community Shield Bet...

^ AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers .
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^ Home African Cup of Nations FIFA World Cup GLO Premier League Division One League .
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.The FIFA Confederations Cup is contested by the winners of all 6 continental championships, the current FIFA World Cup champions and the country which is hosting the Confederations Cup.^ Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2006 .
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^ So, at last France, the home of Jules Rimet, the creator of the FIFA World Cup™ and the team that had been an unlucky semi-finalist in both 1982 and 1986, had got their just deserts and the country partied the night away.
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^ The FIFA World Cup, also referred to as the Football World Cup and the World Cup, has been held every four years since 1930, and is contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
  • Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2006 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

.This is generally regarded as a warm up tournament for the upcoming FIFA World Cup and does not carry the same prestige as the World Cup itself.^ World Cup team line-ups .
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^ Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2006 .
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^ Our European and worldwide soccer audience subscribers have been enjoying consecutive seasons of winning soccer betting tips and more of the same is expected during the upcoming european and world soccer seasons.
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.The most prestigious competitions in club football are the respective continental championships, which are generally contested between national champions, for example the UEFA Champions League in Europe and the Copa Libertadores de América in South America.^ What are the differences between the National League Conference and the American League Conference in American football?
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^ After Villanova captured CAA Football's second-straight and fourth NCAA Division I National Championship in seven seasons, the league logged an impressive number of 73 All-America honors as announced MORE .
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^ The FIFA World Cup, also referred to as the Football World Cup and the World Cup, has been held every four years since 1930, and is contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
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.The winners of each continental competition contest the FIFA Club World Cup.^ Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2006 .
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^ The FIFA World Cup, also referred to as the Football World Cup and the World Cup, has been held every four years since 1930, and is contested by the men's national football teams of member nations of Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).
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^ Currently there are 53 countries affiliated to UEFA. These are countries who are allowed to play in tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and [...
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[47]

Domestic competitions

Two players trying to win the ball
.The governing bodies in each country operate league systems in a domestic season, normally comprising several divisions, in which the teams gain points throughout the season depending on results.^ These players along with several newcomers should help the girls compete in the league and perhaps even for a tournament bid- a team goal for sure.

^ With his third hat trick of the season, White, a Canadian, increased his NCAA Division I goal-scoring lead to 23, while setting several school records.
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^ Capital is the most talented team that we have played up to this point,” said head coach Joe Loth, who is in his sixth season at his alma mater.
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.Teams are placed into tables, placing them in order according to points accrued.^ After a team removes their 15 key positions/players from the game, the remaining players not listed on the 18-point player sheet are to be placed into the game.

^ UW-Whitewater turned that special teams effort into a C.J. Miller eight-yard touchdown run for the final points with 52 seconds to play.
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^ When a team scores a safety that causes that team to have a score 18 points or greater than the opposing team, the 18 point rules goes into effect immediately.

.Most commonly, each team plays every other team in its league at home and away in each season, in a round-robin tournament.^ The team's draw in round-robin play was against the PWSI Cardinals team (3-3).

^ We played in a 6 team league in 2006.
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^ Power in Football is Drifting Away From English Shores Richard Williams: Spanish and Italian teams have delivered an early warning to the Premier League .
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.At the end of a season, the top team is declared the champion.^ Defending MIAA champion Trine has been picked as the team to beat in the pre-season poll of coaches and media in attendance.
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^ Previously, offensive tackle Brice Schwab was named to the pre-season first team and tight end Jared Bamber was selected to the second team.
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^ Oher was named to the all-Southeastern Conference first team after the season and is considered one of the top offensive linemen prospects in the country.
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.The top few teams may be promoted to a higher division, and one or more of the teams finishing at the bottom are relegated to a lower division.^ Relegation to a lower division; .
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^ Attacking mids such as Clark Wenborn dominate this position, but are often forced into the advanced striking role as no one from their team is as good at finishing as them.
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^ Promote your football team to the top of the league by donating your score.
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.The teams finishing at the top of a country's league may be eligible also to play in international club competitions in the following season.^ The team played in the Argentina International Festival against some of the top club competition in South America.

^ We played in a 6 team league in 2006.
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^ For any infringement of the GFA Statutes and regulations or in the event of any dispute related to the leagues and competitions organized by the GFA, the Disciplinary and Appeals Committee may impose upon clubs, officials and players the penalties mentioned.
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.The main exceptions to this system occur in some Latin American leagues, which divide football championships into two sections named Apertura and Clausura, awarding a champion for each.^ Football League Round-up: West Brom Fell to Their Second Successive Defeat With a 3-1 Loss Against Barnsley at Oakwell West Bromwich Albion seemed to herald a two-horse race with Newcastle for the Championship title...
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^ The American Football League (AFL; formed 1959) competed with the NFL during the early 1960s; the first Super Bowl championship game was held in 1967 between the NFL and AFL champions.
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^ Rome Grabs Immigrants' Dusty Pitch for Champions League Football Village Rome's football village for Champions League final fans will be sited on a dirt pitch used by Ecuadorean immigrants .
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.The majority of countries supplement the league system with one or more "cup" competitions.^ The Rugby Football League Insist They Need Financial Backing From the Government to Make Their 2013 World Cup Bid More Competitive Rugby league World Cup bid too taxing without government support .
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^ Cup competitions take up less of a club's time than the league, but that doesn't mean they're not taken seriously.
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^ Cup tournaments are simple knockout competitions, with clubs randomly drawn to play each other in each round, usually at one club's ground or the other.
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.These are organised on a knock-out basis, the winner of each match proceeding to the next round; the loser takes no further part in the competition.^ An obligation to take part in competitions organized by the Ghana Football Association .
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^ That's true -- but here's where Ashby takes this, based on Smith's having come out publicly against the idea of Limbaugh being part of a team ownership group: .
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^ The GFA shall ensure that no international matches take place in Ghana without the prior permission of the FIFA Executive Committee, and further that it will take steps to comply with the international match calendar of FIFA. .
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.Some countries' top divisions feature highly paid star players; in smaller countries and lower divisions, players may be part-timers with a second job, or amateurs.^ The Otterbein/Mount Union matchup features some of the best players in NCAA Division III. Mount Union senior quarterback Greg Micheli leads the nation with a 218 pass efficiency rating.
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^ The league system is divided into four divisions - the Premier League at the top, and the First , Second and Third Divisions beneath it.
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^ Myrtle Beach, S.C. - 18 player highlights from many of the top players in the country from last week's Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
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.The five top European leagues – the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy),[48] the Bundesliga (Germany) and Ligue 1 (France) – attract most of the world's best players and each of the leagues has a total wage cost in excess of £600 million/763 million/$1.185 billion.^ While with the AP, he covered the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

^ Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool Soccer: Minute-by-minute report: Can Manchester United pull six points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win...
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^ Italy won their fourth world crown in Germany, beating France on penalties in Berlin.
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[49]

Etymology

.The rules of football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863, and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time, specifically rugby football.^ So Americans started to use a term common among the ELITE of England to refer to soccer and used the term football to show the difference between the American collegiate game of football and the irish form of rugby that was originally played in the states.
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^ Football started off as a gentleman's game played by people called Nigel who would cry "Hurrah" a lot and drink lashings of ginger beer.
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^ As for the rest, Soccer (or Association Football to name it correctly) is here to stay and yes, probably over time, it will replace Football (or American Football to name it correctly) as the number 2 sport behind BASKETBALL -- a very fluid sport.
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.The term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as a slang abbreviation of the word "association",[50] often credited to former England captain Charles Wreford-Brown.^ Cole Questioned By Police Over Wife 'assault' Soccer: Former England striker Andy Cole released by police over alleged assault on his wife .
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^ Association football (called soccer in some parts of the world) is not the national sport of England; cricket is considered the...
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^ FA to Investigate Match-fixing Report Soccer: The Football Association is to investigate a report that a player accepted a 50,000 bribe to fix a match .
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[51]
.Today the sport is generally known simply as football in countries where it is the most popular football code.^ Football is the most popular sport in the world.
  • Football 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

^ What is the most popular sport in the United States?
  • football Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about football 27 January 2010 23:53 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Official Licensed Product Be the first in your neighborhood to own this t-shirt commemorating the world's most popular sporting event.
  • La TIENDA de FUTBOL - Lo Mejor Tienda de Futbol - Revistas, Camisetas de 2002 Cup, Libros,Videos, Juegos, Software, y Mucho Mas! - by La Cancha World Cup 2006 15 September 2009 7:11 UTC www.lacancha.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In countries where other codes are more popular, the sport is more commonly referred to as soccer.^ The US Youth Soccer ODP has identified more players participating on professional and national teams than any other program.

^ But also other forms of poker like Omaha and Seven card stud is popular also amongst soccer players.
  • SoccerPunter.com - A breakthrough in soccer predictions 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC soccerpunter.com [Source type: General]

^ Rules of Soccer: Offside Rule in Soccer One of the most popular sports in the world, soccer doesn't really need any kind of introduction.
  • Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2006 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

.Of the 45 national FIFA affiliates in which English is an official or primary language, 42 use football in their organizations official name (only Canada, Samoa and the United States use soccer).^ So Americans started to use a term common among the ELITE of England to refer to soccer and used the term football to show the difference between the American collegiate game of football and the irish form of rugby that was originally played in the states.
  • Soccer Violence and Fights - Video 6 January 2010 10:30 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While FIFA recognizes the four Home Nations of the United Kingdom as separate sporting entities, the International Olympic Committee recognizes the UK as a single entity under the name "Great Britain".
  • 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup [Archive] - Soccer Fans Network Forums 19 November 2009 20:50 UTC forums.soccerfansnetwork.com [Source type: General]

^ In the United States alone, there are more than six hundred teams throughout over fifty leagues that refer to themselves as semi-professional or minor league football teams.
  • Gulf Coast Football Association 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC gcfafootball.net [Source type: General]

.In 2005, Australia's association football governing body changed its name from soccer to football to align with the general international usage of the term.^ English football's governing body, the Football Association .
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^ As for the rest, Soccer (or Association Football to name it correctly) is here to stay and yes, probably over time, it will replace Football (or American Football to name it correctly) as the number 2 sport behind BASKETBALL -- a very fluid sport.
  • The League Panelists: US Soccer must win in order to compete with NFL football for America's popularity and eyeballs - Dan Levy 18 September 2009 8:39 UTC views.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Differing greatly in their rules, these include soccer (association football) and rugby , in addition to the games covered in this article: American football, Canadian football, Gaelic football, and Australian football.
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[52] .In 2007, New Zealand followed suit citing "the international game is called football".[53] FIFA, the sport's world governing body, defines the sport as association football in its statutes,[54] but the term most commonly used by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee is football.^ Executive Committee ” means “The Executive body of the Association”.
  • Ghana Football Association | STATUTES 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.ghanafa.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Icosidodecahedron : this is the most commonly-used geometric design for a football.
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^ FIFA” means “Federation of International Football Association”.
  • Ghana Football Association | STATUTES 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.ghanafa.org [Source type: Original source]

See also

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For the American sport, see American football. For other sports known as football, see Football
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A football field.

Association football is a sport played between two teams. It is usually called football, but in some countries, such as the United States, it is called soccer. In Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, Canada and Republic of Ireland, both words are commonly used.

Each team has 11 players on the field. One of these players is the goalkeeper, and the other ten are known as "outfield players." The game is played by kicking a ball into the opponent's goal. A match has 90 minutes of play, with a break of 15 minutes in the middle. The break in the middle is called half-time.

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There are many competitions for football, for both football clubs and countries. Football clubs usually play other teams in their own country, with a few exceptions. Cardiff City F.C. from Wales for example, play in the English leagues and in the English FA Cup.

Groups such as UEFA and FIFA organise international competitions between clubs and countries. Clubs play in competitions such as UEFA Champions League or UEFA Cup, and countries play for the World Cup or a continental trophy such as the European Championship.

The FIFA World Cup takes place every four years between national teams, and is the world's most popular sporting event, even more popular than the Olympic Games.[1] In football, there are two main types of competitions. In a "league", all of the teams play the same number of games, but in a "cup", teams leave the competition when they lose, until the last two teams play each other to decide the winner.

If a game is tied after 90 minutes, the game will continue onto extra time. Extra time may be up to 30 minutes maximum, before a penalty shootout occurs.

Who plays football

Football is the world's most popular sport. It is played in more countries than any other game. In fact, FIFA (the Federation Internationale de Football Association) has more members than the United Nations. It is played by both males and females.

In Europe, the main competitions to compete to be the best in Europe are the Champions League for the top teams from the top leagues in each country in Europe. Then there is UEFA Europa League which is for the next best teams from each member of the UEFA.

The most successful club in the world is Rangers F.C. from Scotland, who have won more major titles than any other team in the world. They have won the country's league 51 times[2] which is a world record.[3] Other successful clubs are Real Madrid and FC Barcelona from Spain, Palmeiras from Brazil or Tottenham Hotspur F.C. from England.

Rules

  • Players may not use their hands or arms (handball), except the goalkeeper, who may use them within his own penalty area (penalty areas are in front of both goals).
  • Players may not trip or push each other (a foul).
  • Players may not hold each other or stop other players from getting to the ball (obstruction).
  • Players who commit bad fouls get shown a yellow card. Players who commit really bad fouls, or get shown two yellow cards in the same game, get shown a red card. Players who get shown a red card get sent off the field and cannot finish playing the game. In some competitions (like the Premier League in England) you miss the next game (suspended) if you get a red card, or pick up 5 yellow cards during the season.
  • The ball is out of play if it crosses the boundaries.
  • If a player kicks the ball out of play at the side of the field, the other team gets to throw the ball back into play (a throw in).
  • If a player kicks the ball out of play at their end of the field, the other team kicks the ball back into play from the corner (a corner kick);
  • If a player kicks the ball out of play at the other end of the field, the other team kicks the ball back into play from directly in front of the goal (a goal kick);
  • The offside rule means that there have to be at least two defenders between the attacker and the defenders' goal when the attacker's teammate passes the ball to him/her. One of the two defenders often is the goalkeeper.
  • When a player scores he is not allowed to jump into the crowd. If he does he will get a yellow card. The same applies to lifting their shirt in celebration.
  • Players must not abuse referees in any way (verbally or physically).

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