Association football is also known as soccer. It is played on a field with goal lines at each end. The goalkeeper is responsible for preventing the opposition from scoring points.
Two periods of soccer games last forty-five minutes each. These halves are then played continuously. Soccer is not like traditional football in that the clock doesn’t stop when the ball is out of play or outbounds. It is easy to keep track of the score in soccer games. Each goal is worth 1 point. Penalty shots are worth one point. If there is a tie, which means that both teams have scored the same number of points, the game is considered a draw. Sometimes, the game may go into overtime. Each team has eleven players. Soccer is played in two teams. Players move the ball along the field by using their legs, knees, heads and feet. Foul is a penalty that prohibits players from using their hands. A foul is redeemed by the opposing team with a penalty kick, direct free kick or indirect free kick.
Player misconduct is unacceptable in any sport. Referees will give a warning to the player by giving them a yellow or red card. A yellow card indicates that misconduct has been reported and the player is warned. If the same player fails to heed the warning, a red card will be shown and the player is’sent out’. A yellow or warning card is given to a player. The official will then ‘book’ the player, meaning that their name has been entered in the book. A substitute may be sent in for the player who was penalized, but substitutions are not allowed if a red is given.
Soccer is a fun and enjoyable form of exercise. The initial cost to start is minimal. Soccer equipment includes a ball, proper shoes, cleats, and shinguards. Headgear, shoulder, and leg pads are not required in soccer unlike traditional football. Referees inspect players for jewelry that could cause injury to other players. This includes bracelets, watches, and earrings.
The Super Bowl is the American Football’s grand playoff. Soccer’s equivalent is the World Cup. The World Cup is an international soccer tournament where teams from around SPBO the world compete to win the title of ‘Winner’. The World Cup winner is considered to be the best soccer player and holds the highest honor in soccer.