Football is perhaps the most popular game in the world.It is also called saucer. Cricket is expensive game but football is not expensive but is more exciting and interesting game. Football is played between two teams in a big rectangular ground. The ground measurement and location are given with labelling. There are goal post at both ends of the ground. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms. The field players typically use their feet to kick the ball into position.The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins.If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout.
The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by the Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by FIFA, which organises the FIFA World Cup every four years.
The international matches are of 90 minutes. This is divided into two halves. Players are panalised for their offenses. A referee with two linesmen conduct the match.
For playing football good soccer skills and stamina are needed. It is very top class body exercise for burning calories. It also strengthen body stamina for running and continuous working. It keeps our body fit. It develops the team spirit , team work and strategies. Great footballer like Pele and Maradona have made football more interesting.
There are 17 laws in the official Laws of the Game. The same laws are designed to apply to all levels of football, although certain modifications for groups such as juniors, seniors, women and people with physical disabilities are permitted. The laws are often framed in broad terms, which allow flexibility in their application depending on the nature of the game. The Laws of the Game are published by FIFA, but are maintained by the International Football Association Board (IFAB), not FIFA itself.
In addition to the seventeen laws, numerous IFAB decisions and other directives contribute to the regulation of football. The most complex of the laws is offside. A player in an offside position is only penalised if, at the moment the ball touches or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee, involved in active play, and he is nearer to his opponents’ goal line than both the ball and the second-last member of the opposing team. A player is not in an offside position if he is in his own half of the field of play
There are many outdoor games. However, among all the outdoor sports, football is my most favourite game. This game is famous all over the world. Football is a game played by eleven players on each side. There is one referee and two linesmen. In India football is played with great fervour. Even though we do not qualify for the World Cup matches, people here are quite passionate about this wonderful game. In Kolkata there are many football grounds. Among them Salt Lake Stadium is very big and well-known all around the world. I play football in my school. I am part of the school primary team. I am a supporter of Mohan Bagan Athletic Club, which happens to be the oldest club in Kolkata. I am also a devoted supporter of Brazil. Brazil won the soccer world cup for five years. Large number of spectators comes to see football matches. This game is a physical game and played mainly with the legs and head. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to catch the ball with his hands. Football, because of the thrill and excitement it offers, is my most favourite game.
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