Soccer: A game played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball that may not be touched with the hands or arms during play except by the goalkeepers. The object of the game is to score goals by kicking or heading the ball into the opponents' goal.
The object of soccer is for a player to get the ball into the other team’s goal by using any part of the body except the player’s hands and arms. The goalie is the only player allowed to touch the ball with the hands and arms and then only while he is located in his own penalty area.
A little bit about soccer
The most relevant of these ancient games to our modern day ‘Soccer’ is the Chinese game of ‘Tsu-Chu’ or ‘kick ball’ as it translates. The records of the game dates back to 255 BC. Also Egypt, Ancient China, and Rome fought over who invented soccer first.
The type of players
The type s of players in soccer are Goalkeeper: He keeps the opposing team from scoring. Defenders: Their job is to keep the ball away from the keepers. Center-back/center-half: The two middle defenders Full-back:Defends the positioned on the side. Wing-back: A full-back that advances up to the opponent’s goal end. Sweeper:Is located at the back of the defensive line, just in front of the keeper. Midfielders:They bring the ball up to the forwards in attack and prevent the ball from reaching the defenders when not in possession. Defending/Holding midfielder:Stationed just in front of the defensive line. Central/Box-to-box midfielder:Stationed at the center of the field. Attacking midfielder/play-maker:An advanced midfield player who is primarily inclined to attack. Wide midfielders/wingers:Plays the same role as the attacking midfielder but he focuses his attacks from the side. Center-forward/striker:Are positioned closest to the opponent’s goal. Withdrawn striker/deep-lying forward/second forward:Plays behind the forward.
The soccer field
The field is about 120 yards long, and about 80 yards wide. Did you know that the soccer ages with you. Depending on the age group and how many players are on the team mostly depends on how big the field is.