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Kids Sports

Soccer (Football)

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The sport of soccer (called football in most of the world) is considered to be the worlds most popular sport. In soccer there are two teams of eleven players. Soccer is played on a large grass field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to get the soccer ball into the opposing team's goal. The key to soccer is that, with the exception of the goalie, players cannot touch the ball with their hands, they can only kick, knee, or head the ball to advance it or score a goal.

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Soccer is played at all levels throughout the world from small kids leagues to professional and international teams. Perhaps the most famous soccer tournament is the World Cup. Held every four years, the World Cup is a soccer competition among countries and is one of the most watched events in the world.

One of the reasons soccer is so popular is that it really only takes a ball and a flat open area to play. Kids throughout the world will make up fields and goals just about anywhere and start playing the game. The game is also fun and competitive.

Soccer is a great form of exercise as there is lots of running for good distances. The sport is also a good test of dexterity and a great way to learn balance.

Many people consider soccer at its highest level to be so beautiful as to be practically an art form. The skill at which great players and great soccer teams work the ball, strategize, and flow as one can be an awesome thing to watch.

More Kids Soccer Links:

Rules
Soccer Rules
Equipment
Soccer Field
Substitution Rules
Length of the Game
Goalkeeper Rules
Offside Rule
Fouls and Penalties
Referee Signals
Restart Rules

Gameplay
Soccer Gameplay
Controlling the Ball
Passing the Ball
Dribbling
Shooting
Playing Defense
Tackling

Strategy and Drills
Soccer Strategy
Team Formations
Player Positions
Goalkeeper
Set Plays or Pieces
Individual Drills
Team Games and Drills


Biographies
Mia Hamm
David Beckham

Other
Soccer Glossary
Professional Leagues

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