A traditional team sport played between two teams of eleven players, in which players attempt to kick a ball into the goal that their opponents are defending. The game was born in England but has since become a global phenomenon.Continue reading
simple game which involves kicking a round ball into the net behind a
rectangular goal, marked by wooden or medal goalposts. Players will generally
score with their feet, but can actually use any part of their body apart from
their hands and arms.
team will employ a designated goalkeeper, who is permitted to use his hands and
arms within a marked area, to try and prevent the opposition team from scoring.
Other players will take up predetermined positions dependent on their skill set.
other rules are in place to prevent foul play or other underhand or
unsportsmanlike conduct, e.g. the offside rule, which prevents attacking
players from waiting by the opposition’s goal, so they are best placed to shoot
when the ball comes to them.
FA Cup, England’s national cup competition, is the oldest association football
competition in the world. It was first held at the climax of the 1871-72
season, with Wanderers defeating Royal Engineers 1-0 at the Kensington Oval.
well as competing in domestic competitions, including the FA Cup and the
Premier League (or Football League), the best teams from each country will also
compete in continental competitions, such as the Champions League – previously
the European Cup.
international competition, the World Cup, has also been held for national teams
since 1930. Brazil is the competition’s most successful team having won the
tournament on five occasions. England has won it once, in 1966.
Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – the Portuguese and his Argentine counterpart have
established themselves as two of the game’s biggest icons over the last decade,
winning virtually every personal and team accolade going with their respective
clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona. Ronaldo, who previously played for Manchester
United, also tasted international success in 2016.
Beckham – despite retiring in 2013, Becks is still arguably the biggest global
star in English football, with his reputation and adoration around the world
having long-since reached unparalleled levels. The former Manchester United and
Real Madrid midfielder was best known for his 115 international caps, which
included 58 as captain over a six year period.
National Governing Body
Football Association (FA) – please click here for more information.
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