Football is also known as soccer.The historyof this game is veryold, as similar versions of the game were played in many civilizations.Greeks play the game’sphaira’ which resembles football.There was tough fight to snatch the ball from opponents and reach towards opponent end line.
Today, football is universally accepted game as its rules are simple.It is a very popular game amonEuropeans, Latin Americans,Asians and African countries.FIFA has more than 200 nations as its members.Many clubs are formed for participation in European League,which has heightened football standards.
Rules Of The Game
The objective of soccer is to send the ball into the opposing team’s goal, by propelling it with the feet or any other part of the body but not with the arms or hands.Two teams, with a maximum of 11 players each play.Two halves of 45 minutes period each is the time.Game is started with push-pass in opponent’s field from circle.Referee keeps a check on the time and may extend the period beyond the regulated 45 minutes.
Playfield And Equipment
|Ground Dimension – Standard F B ground is 110m *73m
Officials of match- 1 Referee, 2 Ass.Referee or Linesmen
Weight of ball- 14 to 16 ounce(425g approx).
Circumference Of ball- 27 to 28 Inch.
No. Of players in team- 18(11 playing and 7 substitutes)
Minimum no. Of players- 7(in case of expelled players).
Substitution allowed- 3 in a match.
Duration of match- 2 halves of 45 minutes.
Extra time- 2 halves of 15 minutes.
Goal post dimension- 8 yards* 8 feet with 5 inch thickness of pole.
Width of line- 5 inches.
Payer Equipments- Studs, Shin Guard, T-Shirt with no., Shorts,Stocking.
Centre Circle Radius- 9.15m
Corner Arc- 91 cm at corners.
Height of Flags- 1.5 m at corners.
Penality Point- 11 m from Goal Line.
Goal line- 5 inches for considering goal.