Association Football

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.

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Association football

Highest governing body

Nickname(s)

First played

Characteristics
Contact

Team members

Mixed gender

Categorization

Equipment

Venue

Olympic

Paralympic

Country or region

Football iu 1996.jpg
An attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball past the opposing team’s goalkeeper and between the goalposts to score a goal.
FIFA
Football, soccer, footy/footie, “the beautiful game”, “the world game”
Mid-19th century Britain
Yes
11 per side
Yes, separate competitions
Team sport, ball sport
Football (or soccer ball)
Football pitch (or soccer field)
Part of the Summer Olympic programme from 1900 to 1928
Reurned to the Summer Olympic programme in 1936 to today
No
Worldwide

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. At the turn of the 21st century, the game was played by over 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport.[1][2][3][4] The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal.

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