Games revolving around the kicking of a ball have been played in many countries throughout history. According to FIFA, the “The very earliest form of the game for which there is scientific evidence was an exercise from a military manual dating back to the second and third centuries BC in China”, which was known as cuju The modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played at the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century. The first International football/soccer match was in 1872 between Scotland and England in Glasgow”. Now after around 150 years soccer has become a popular sport over the world with more than 200 million professional players. In addition, According to the England sport magazine in the world cup tournament there are about 300 millions viewers.
There are 22 players on the field each team have 11 players.
In the game only the goalies can use their hands. The rest will get a yellow card ( if you get two yellow you are out of the field immediately) but sometime if the referee is nice enough they only give warnings.
Each game have 90 Minutes.This is just some basic rules. If you would like to know more please click on “SOCCER RULES and REGULATION.” it will direct you to the site with more information about soccer rules.
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