imply put, soccer involves a game of 22 players running around with one football while trying to score as many goals as possible. This is a game which has been able to cause quite a stir and excitement all over the world. Previously played mainly by men, the women are now taking a serious interest in the game, thus further elevating its popularity.
Basically the games are played on a field, which is also called a pitch, with two separate 45 minute time lines. The break in-between these two segments, is usually used for regrouping purposes and redefining strategies. Typically a field would measure in 100 yards long and about 50 yards wide, although there are some fields that are a little bigger. The goal post area is about 8 yards long and 8 feet high, and the ball must completely cross the line between the posts before it can be declared a goal scored. In this area, if there are any fouls committed, then attacking team is given a penalty shot with only the goal keeper defending the attempt.
For some people simply getting the opportunity to play the game is enough, and they would only need the bare necessities such as a field, a soccer ball and something to signify the goal posts. However, for the committed and serious player, a lot more is needed, in terms of attire and equipment to complete the entire package.
In This Book, You Will Learn:
Basic knowledge any soccer player should know
Wearing the right outfit and gear for soccer
How the soccer game works
Excellent moves you can do with your feet
Art of passing the ball perfectly
And so much more!