Is soccer still played?
Soccer (better known as football) is extremely popular in most countries of the world.
If you are 13 and play soccer for a local Division 1 side in Australia could you still become a pro?
YOu definatly could! i mean if you believe in yourself and try as hard as you can you can do it. And if you don't make it in Australia than just come to the u.s. cause i think we have a few guys that played for a local team at 13 that play on the pro team
Answer . To play soccer you need to be physically fit. It is one of the roughest sports, and you must have endurance, because you rarely get a break.
Rules of soccer Soccer is played by one team trying to get to the goal to make a shot to gain points. The game is usually played with 9-12 people per team, and the team is made up of the defense, goalie, center, and offence. To win a point, you kick or score a goal on the opposite side. if the …ball goes out of bounds, the team that did not kick it out gets to throw it back in from the sideline. there is usually one goalie, two or three defensive players, a sweeper (defense), three centerfield players, and two to four offensive players. The starting team's centerfield player kicks off. If the ball is kicked out of bounds on the opposing teams side (shorter sideline running from corner to corner with goal in the middle), then the team who is defending that goal gets a goal kick, when the goalie punts the ball away from his/her goal. If a team kicks the ball out of bounds on their own side, the other team gets a corner kick towards the goal. You can also tackle. This is not the same as a gridiron football tackle; it means to slide your foot under the person with the ball's foot and steal the ball away. If the opposing person is hurt, then it is a foul and the hurt players team gets a free kick from wherever he was tackled. If one is hurt in his own goal box, that team gets a penalty kick, where one player gets a free kick on the goalie from the goal line. In professional soccer, a foul is either a red card or a yellow card. A yellow card is for a less serious foul, and it means one warning, but two yellow cards mean that player is disqualified for that half. a red card is an immediate disqualification due to a more serious injury. To decide who gets the first kick of the game, the team captains go with the referee(s) to the centerfield and a coin is flipped. winner gets kickoff. A proffessional game is ninety minutes long, with 45 minute halftimes. Usually club soccer for teens and below is from thirty to ninety minutes, except professional games can go into overtime if it ends with a tie. or if it ends in a tie you can also have a golden goal, where there are penalty kicks to see which team wins. Or there is also death match, where next goal wins. And never, EVER, touch the ball with your hands. That is a penalty. By the way, a punt is a drop-and-kick. (MORE)
Soccer, or Association Football as it's known world-wide (sometimes just called "football", see related questions) is a game played with a spherical ball kicked with the foot or played with any part of the body except the hands and arms, with the objective of putting the ball into the opponent's goa…l. There are rules regarding how this is done, and hundreds of different strategies, skills, techniques, and philosophies involved in doing so. First and foremost, soccer is a game meant to be enjoyable, fair, and (relatively) safe. These are the three pillars of sportsmanship and the "spirit of the game". In addition, there are seventeen rules, called the "Laws of the Game", that must be learned and followed in order to play. These laws govern the size and shape of the field (pitch), the ball, and the goals, the number of players and their equipment, substitutions, timing, starting and restarting play, method of scoring, fouls, misconduct, and other infractions and their penalties. On its face, soccer is a simple game, but higher competitive levels can become quite intense and calculated. Most soccer teams belong to a club, sometimes abbreviated FC or SC. Teams play against each other in leagues and tournaments. Clubs typically belong to an association or federation (why it's called "Association Football"), which may be part of a larger organization. The largest such organization in the world is called FIFA (FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Football Association, or in English, the International Association Football Federation), which holds a massive global tournament every four years called the World Cup. In addition to the Laws of the Game, there are a great number of strategies to the game, and each team or club will have its own variation of basic gameplay. Some elements common to most of them are: . Some players are forwards or strikers. These players' job is to get the ball and score a goal. . Some players are midfielders and wingers. These players' job is to support the forwards and strikers by helping to keep possession of the ball in the attacking half of the field and setting up attacking situations for them, often by drawing the opponent's defenders out of position. . Some players are defenders and sweepers. These players' job is to get the ball away from the opponent's attackers and play it forward so that the others can set up attacking plays and prevent the opponents from scoring. . One special player on each team (at a time) is the goalkeeper. The GK's job is to defend the goal at any cost. The GK is the last line of defense against attackers' scoring opportunities, and can be identified by wearing a special jersey different from his or her teammates. The GK has the special ability that they are the only ones allow to touch the ball with their arms or hands, but only within their own penalty area (a box around the goal that is defined in Law 1). . Players pass the ball between each other until one of them has an opportunity to score a goal, and the attack is made. . The referees are a critical part of soccer, because they call fouls and record goals, and can administer sanctions for misconduct and foul play. If you follow the rules and play fair, the referees will be your friends. If not, you will quickly become frustrated by them. One basic strategy is to not let the referee catch you breaking any rules. . When you are ahead in goals and there is little time remaining to play, a common strategy is to play "keep-away" with the other team, just passing the ball around and keeping it away from the opponents, because they can't score if they don't have the ball. There are as many different ways that these strategies that can be employed as there are teams or clubs who employ them, and it would be impossible to list them all. There are a few key points that will help you be a better player, no matter what strategy your team employs: . Be a team player. If everyone simply tries to keep the ball and score the goals and get the glory, the other team's defenders will learn about this and make life hard. Plus, your teammates will be upset about not getting the ball. . Play fair. No one likes a teammate who routinely gets called for fouls, which gives the other team a free kick (and sometimes a penalty kick). . Play hard. If you're slow and lazy, you won't get the ball very often, and you won't be able to help your team very much on the field. . Listen to your coach. They have years of experience with the game, and can see things from a broader perspective. Coaches like players who listen and obey, and those players will get more time in the game. Soccer is a very old and very complex sport on the competitive level, but the rules are simple to learn. If you're not sure on how to employ strategies, try getting a team to let you practice and eventually play with them. Experience really is the best teacher! (MORE)
Well I'm not exactly sure why, but I know that soccer was originally shepherds in Scotland kicking around a sheeps bladder filled with air and then sealed. So I guess to pass the time? First organized soccer game was in England. no idea why there either.
Answer: The tallest active soccer player in the world is a Goalkeeper from Standard Liege called Kristof van hout at 6ft 10. Although many come close he is the only 6ft 10 player I can find. Hope to be some help! 6ft 10 is also the same as 2m 10cm
Chelsea: Ashley Cole John Terry Didier Drogba Michael Essien Frank Lampard Barcelona: Lionel Messi Ronaldinho Thierry Henry Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos Manchester United: Wayne Rooney Michael Carrick Rio Ferdinand Michael Owen Paul Scholes Ryan Giggs
Fun, exercise, and a way to get anger out. Also its competition. . Black10 says: Why not play soccer?. Try something before you question something.
While some soccer players play all year round. Playing indoor in the winter. Others condition by running short and long distances, watching what they eat, and weight train in a gym. A good way to to get long distance running in during to colder months is to run on an elpitical.
There are millions of soccer players. First you start from Pele to go all the way to Chicharito Hernandez!
If you have no idea how to play then it will be hard, you would need to play soccer 8 hours a day every day for 4 years to have a chance
In accordance with FIFA Laws of the Game "Kicks from the Penalty Mark" is a sanctioned method of determining the winner of a match after overtime periods have been played.
you can play soccer by first understanding the rules, practicing, having confidence in yourself and through a lot of teamwork.
As far as I know, Dickie Borthwick of Wyke Veterans near Weymouth appears to be the oldest. I am the oldest registered player with the F.A in the northwest of England, I play in the Westmorland Sunday league here in Kendal,Cumbria. This year we have won the League Championship inluding the Westmorla…nd F.A cup. At the age of 64, I now have a cup-winners medal. We are not a veterans team, excluding myself, the average age of the team is late twenties. I am wondering if I could be the oldest person ever to win a cup-winners medal? I would be grateful for any information. Michael Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org (MORE)
Why are you still 140 lbs at 5' 2 if you eat healthy and play soccer and volleyball almost every day?
There are toxins stored around the fat cells. there are many pollutants in our day to day life, these toxins are cought up in the fat cells which retain water and may appear as celultie or just extra insulation. As well as proper diet and exercise it is useful and effective to get Body wraps to get …that junk out of your skin so that you can feel more youthful with smoother skin and healthier body. The Body Wraps provided by Slimmer Silhouette Home Body wraps is an affordable way to detox and get the shape you want.. In addition to this, muscle is heavier than fat, so if you are doing the kind of exercise that builds muscle, you won't get anywhere, so i recommend playing around with different types of exercise :-). You may want to look into going to the gym at working out, the cardio from soccer is excellent, but your body will not be turning the fat into muscle as well as with an actual work out. Also, if you are a guy, that is an acceptable range. (MORE)
Every where soccer is the most popular sport in the world!!!!Soccer is not enjoyed by millions,its enjoyed by billions!!!Basket ball,foot ball,and base ball are only enjoyed by millions,and soccer billions!!!
\nYes when a team is going to try and score you set up a play.. \n.
\nSoccer is played on a field, 110 yards (100 meters) LONG and 70 yards (64 meters) WIDE.
It depends on the home team. For example, Chicago Fire plays at Soldier Field, and AFC Ajax plays at Amsterdam ArenA
if you mean where it started it started in china where the army leader divided his army into two teams and made them practice and it actually helped them win some battles
\n. \n. \nIt can be played indoors, but its often either played outdoors on grass, or turf.
You play soccer to get a better understanding of hockey. newtest3 People play soccer to have fun and be competitive. They also play it to win!
How do you play soccer? That's easy to explain. There are eleven players on the field at one time. You can situate them in any order you want but you should have at least three offense, three midfield, three defense, a sweep, and a goalie or you can change it to how you like it. First off, you start… the game on the whistle and then you try to get the soccer ball to your opponents' goal. The offense stay forward to carry the ball to their opponents' goal. The midfield play both the offense and the defense positions in one go. Basically they play half and half. The defense defend the goal and don't score at all cause they have to protect their own goal. The goalie has to defend the goal for sure because if he/she doesn't the other team will score. The goalie is the only one allowed to use hands and they are allowed to drop-kick the ball to the offense. The goalie also has to stay within the goalbox which varies. Slidetackling is not allowed and hands are not allowed. You can use your head, chest and thighs only. Their are corner kicks and penalty kicks and also throw-ins. For throw-ins you have to make sure your hands and ball go all the way behind your head or you will be called for. You can get red and yellow cards which will hurt you and your teammates and which are really bad for you. The game is an hour and there is a halftime of ten to fifteen minutes. That's all. Thanks. (MORE)
He hasn't played since the 2006 World Cup and it is unlikely he will be back.
Poor children use just a soccer ball, but professional soccer players use cleats, jerseys, shinguards, and socks. Goalkeepers use special gloves, and sometimes headgear.
No , he is awaiting surgery on his Achilles tendon. Article from CNN below is from May 16 2010. Sporting icon David Beckham has vowed to battle back to "full fitness" after having surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. The injury has shattered Beckham's hopes of playing for England in h…is fourth World Cup finals and left many to doubt that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder would ever play at the top level again. (MORE)
Well it depends what u want to know... Goalie: You try to save the ball In a little net behind you and you try to save the ball so the opposing team does not get a goal. Defencing defence it is what it sounds like you are right in front of the goalie and you try to help the goalie so her/his …job s easier and you try to kick the ball away from your goal and almost by the other teams people... Midfield: is midfield you are in midfield and you run back and forth and try to get the ball away from the other team and you are in midfield helping out the defenders and helping out the forwards... Forwards: you are in front of everyone and you are trying to score the ball in the opposing teams goal... So i hope i helped and now you know soccer. if i helped (MORE)
soccor used to be played with a goats bladder, then a leather ball filled with cloth, and now a soccor ball.
If you are referring to "they" as anyone, then all around the world. Soccer is most popular in England which is where it originated and it has slowly grown in the United States. More than half of the population in England plays soccer not just as a past time but as a profession too. In the next few …years or decades soccer should grow continuously in the United States. (MORE)
1. Lionel Messi 2. Cristiano Ronaldo 3. Wesley Sneijder 4. David Villa 5. Wayne Rooney 6. Fernando Torres 7. Arjen Robben 8. Kaka 9. Maicon 10. Ryan Giggs
So long as you don't touch the ball with your arms and hands, you can play the ball with any part of your body. ***Even with your penis... Just like L.Messi did last time xD
They played soccer because it was fun, athletic, creative, and alot of exercise soccer is an amazing sport that everyone should try.
It is the Italian goalkeeper of Juventus Gianlughi Buffon, he is also the Italian goalkeeper. And is the highest paid goalkeeper in the world. another possibility is Petre Ceche who currently plays for the English Premier League club, Chelsea F.C
Yes, I can play soccer. But next time you want to ask a not-so-important question, please ask someone else! Thanks much! ~SoccerHelper
Because it's the beuatiful game, a team sport, a game that gives you the rush of adrealine, a game where you need to love and you need to desire, a game that is the world's favorite. Play it and you'll know. It's impossible not to love soccer.
of course you can one of the main reasons people play soccer is to get fit and have fun.Also if you practice and don't give up you'll get good
i play soccer to and my belly and my legs are fat why is that?
Yes. He moved from Benfica to Aris Thessaloniki on loan recently. He's still only 20.
Soccer is played when you have a ball and a human being.se when uhv som friends it helps to play soccer with some friends and thatisfunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (MORE)
Pele played for Brazil at the age of 17 in the 1958 world cup in Sweeden.
Yes it is in fact one of the oldest sports known to this day. Many cultures claim to have invented this sport, but the real creators are the Indians. I am not sure which tribe was the master mind behind the sport, but I do know they were the creators. Hope this helps, Nux88
I am 15 I haven't played soccer since 6th grade I joined my high school team and am on JV I'm not that good so i practice every day can I still be a soccer pro or am I to inexperianced?
Of course providing youre good enough! Yes of course. Some footballers or you say soccer players werent great at first. Practise makes perfect! Just keep working at it even if its a mess about with mates in the park. And dont give up on your dream, but make sure you have a backup plan just in case.… (MORE)
dude anyways when ur really young like 5 and 6 it doesn't matter because its like puppies chasing a ball. now at age 12-16 is the most important. another tip is to not keep looking at the past and regretting not starting early becuz that will take u nowhere. the past is gone and there's nothing u ca…n do about it. but in the future you can do anything u set ur mind too remember that. things will get hard and u will try to use this late start as an excuse so never give up. p.s i started when i was 12 and i am now the best player on my travel team im 13 and i want to be the best in the world. and diego forlan started with tennis and he quit for soccer when he was 15 and a half and now he's a great pro. (MORE)
Not really. You can give it a go, there are very few footballers who are on the large side, mainly because they need to be agile and run for 90 minutes. That is in the professional game of course, in the lower leagues especially amateur level you will see some big lads giving it a go.
No Mia Hamm has retired long ago, she wanted a family life and she made a lot of money and fame.
He does, he currently plays for Milan AC. But, he might be transfered to another club if thereÂ´s an interest from club
Playing soccer is a very simple game. The only thing you really need to wear are shinguards, and a mouth guard(opptional), cleats, and long socks to go over the shinguards.
Short answer: YES Football (soccer) is a game that is dependent on the players being able to see and react to what they see. Astigmatism is a correctable (in most cases) eye condition. Usually by corrective lenses (Glasses or contacts) If the optometrist can correct you vision, you can become a ve…ry good player. (MORE)
There are many health benefits such as increased cardiovascular health, stengthening of muscles, improved coordination, and better problem solving capabilities.
yea, but you can't play on another club if you are already registered on a club