Foreign Sports: Games played around the world

On of the most known foreign sports is Soccer. Its played around the world

but mostly in Europe and south America .Real soccer with rules was first played at the Cambridge University in 1848.And has become more and more popular since that.

But to play soccer you need to know some very important rules , which are listed under that.

The Duration of the Match:  soccer match is comprised of two 45-minute halves, with extra time added for each at the referee’s discretion. The halves are separated by a half-time period not to exceed 15 minutes. The extra time generally corresponds with the referee’s determination of how much time was taken up due to substitutions and injuries. The amount of extra time is announced and displayed at the half line at the end of each 45-minute period. Although soccer does have an allotted time limit, it is ultimately up to the referee’s as to when to end a match.

The Field:

Soccer can be played on either grass or artificial turf, but the surface must be green in color. The field must be rectangular in shape, and distinctly marked by two short goal lines and two long-touch lines. The field is divided into halves, separated by the halfway line, which runs from the midpoints of each touchline. At the midpoint of the halfway line is a marked center point surrounded by a lined center circle with a radius of 10 yards.

The Teams:                                    images-1                       

Matches are generally played by two teams of 11 to a side. The goalkeeper is included in the 11-player total. If a team cannot field at least seven players at match time, the game is a forfeit.

The Ball:

A soccer ball must be spherical in shape and made of leather or another comparable medium. Its circumference must be in the range of 27 to 28 inches.

Tackles or other unfair plays are not allowed during the whole match and get cursed with penalties or the player isn’t allowed to play for the rest of the game.