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Organized soccer with rules began in Britain where it is commonly called football. Rules were first established in 1863 by the English Football Association and the game is sometimes known as 'Association Football' to distinguish it from other football games like Rugby Football, American Football and Australian Rules Football. It is more commonly known as soccer in North America. It is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world. Football is played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal at each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by maneuvering the ball with any part of the body, except a hand or forearm, into the opposing goal.

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Why is Association Football sometimes called Soccer?

The proper name of the sport is Association football (both words are part of the game's name; simply "football" is insufficient, though common). It refers to the game that is played using the IFAB's Laws of the Game, such as in the FIFA World Cup. The name is a reference to the English Football Association, which was (originally, and quite literally) an association of schools that agreed to use the same set of rules. Before the rules were codified into the first...
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What are the football positions?

In Football soccer, a 4-3-3 formation there will be 3 central midfielders and 3 forwards. This also applies for variations such as 3-5-2 and 4-5-1 etc. In this I will be using a standard 4-4-2 layout due to it's common use. In the goal, there is a goalkeeper. This player has the responsibility of stopping the opposition from getting goals. These players can use their hands inside the 18-yard box only. Good examples are Petr Cech, Iker Casillas, Edwin Van Der Sar...
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What are the dimensions of a soccer field?

The FIFA Laws of the Game specify the field dimensions as Length: min 90 m (100 yds) max 120 m (130 yds) Width: min 45 m (50 yds) max 90 m (100 yds) For International Matches Length: min 100 m (110 yds) max 110 m (120 yds) Width: min 64 m (70 yds) max 75 m (80 yds) The length must always be greater than the width. Many associations have their own standards for youth matches but they vary greatly between states or...
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Who invented the game called football?

All forms of football including American football, Canadian football, Australian rules football, Gaelic football, Association football (soccer), Rugby Union and Rugby League football can be traced back hundreds of years to a ball game known as "Shrovetide football". The word "football" is from the English language and from early medieval times the term "fote-ball" (first recorded c.1400) was used to describe a 'ball game played on foot' not necessarily with the foot. Early football games were not only played by the English but also...
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Who are the 20 richest footballers in the world?

1. Ronaldo 2. Messi 3. Neymar 4. Ibrahimovic 5. Falcao 6. Rooney 7. Aguero 8. Yaya Toure 9. Van Persie 10. Bale 11. Fernando Torres ...
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When was association football invented?

The English Football Association created the first widely accepted official rules of the game in 1863, dubbing the game association football. These rules were known as the "Laws of the Game." ...
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Top 10 world richest footballers?

Todays list out on 7/10/2010 are as follows.1) David Beckham 100. Million Pounds 2) Michael Owen 40 million pounds, 3)Rio Ferdinand 34 Million pounds, 4) Sol Campbell31 Million pounds, Ryan Giggs 27 Million pounds, 6) Wayne Rooney25 Million pounds, 7) Steven Gerrard 22 Million pounds., Frank Lampard 22 Million pounds, John Terry 19 Million pounds, and Patrick Vieira 18 Million pounds. ...
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How fast is Arjen Robben?

He runs a 3.89 Forty: I'm not so much improving what I think is an honest and correct answer, but I thought any track fan would be interested to know that in Usain Bolt's Record 100M dash of 9.58, his split time at the forty yard mark was 3.85. The only thing is, track experts have researched enough to be sure you can subtract .2 seconds from a 100M split because of the strategy used in both sprints. In the 100...
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Who are the 10 richest footballers in the world?

The ten richest footballers are: 1 David Beckam 2 Lionel Messi 3 Cristiano Ronaldo 4 Wayne Rooney 5 KaKa 6 Giggs 7 Ronaldinho 8 Thiery Henry 9 Lampard 10 John Terry.... ...
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Who is Team Broken Man?

If you check them out on shmacalalccabbooommboom you will get an idea of the kind of things the dogs get up to. The original concept for The unBroken Man comes from an idea which involved having a car called "The Broken Man", stuffed with chips and run by broken men, i.e those that had been through the mill with a woman and had come out the end with a baby. A No women and No children policy would be in force...
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What is the most played sport in the world?

Association football (called soccer in a few countries, simply football in most) is by far the most popular and most played sport in the world. This is verified by almost every independent study ever conducted in the past few decades. Various other sports have a claim to being the next-ranked sports in the world; most are likely to be in the top ten or so. They include, not in any particular order: cricket; field hockey; ice hockey; volleyball; swimming (when considered as a whole, not individual pursuits); basketball; baseball; motor...
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What are the differences between soccer cleats and baseball cleats?

All styles of cleats are different depending on brand and preference. The main difference between soccer cleats and cleats for baseball is a "toe spike". Baseball cleats have a spike at the front of the foot, where the toes are to provide traction when taking off running in dirt, whereas, soccer cleats do not have this toe spike, because it would be hard to kick a ball off the ground properly without it getting stuck in the ground. Also soccer cleats are...
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In what country was footballl invented?

The first mention of anything like football comes from China in the 2nd and 3rd century BC. A military training exercise involved kicking a ball through a target, whilst being attacked by opponents. Something similar also existed in Japan. The first game of this type was played in ancient Greece and Rome, but this was really more like violent dodgeball. The game closest to the modern game developed in Britain over the last 1500 years or so. Its origins are unclear (some...
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Why do soccer players kiss their wrists after scoring a goal?

because, as maradona says, it is the hand of god to them
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When was soccer first invented?

Different types of 'football' have been played for centuries (there are references to football-type games being played as far back as the middle-ages) though rules were put in place to try and unify these individual games into the sport we know today in 1848. ...
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What are some famous soccer players jersey numbers?

1 - Goalkeepers usually wear this number 5 - Franz Beckenbaur's number for Germany when they won the 1974 World Cup 6 - The Number Franco Baresi wore at AC Milan and Bobby Moore wore for England when they won the 1966 World 7 - Pele's Number for Brazil and Cristiano Ronaldo's current shirt number for Real Madrid (Raul also wore this number) 9 - Many Clubs give this to their star striker 10 - Geoff Hurst's 1966 World Cup Number for England...
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What does og stand for in football?

means offensive guard OG. stands for own goal,when a player scores a goal against his own team... you'd be surprised how many times it happens. ...
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Which soccer coach has the longest unbeaten run?

The longest unbeaten run as a coach was by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for 42 games and over a year. undefeated. ...
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What are all the Mexican association football teams in alphabetical order?

The Mexcian Association Football teams are as follows: Club Atletico Morelia Cruz Azul Futbol Mexicano Las Chivas Rayadas Las Jaibas Los Tiburones Rojos Potros de Hierro del Atlante Pumas de la U.N.A.M. Rayados del Monterrrey Tecos de la U.A.G. They can be translated as: Format: Institution/City - Mascot America - Eagle Atlante F.C. - Iron Steed Atlas - Fox Chiapas - Jaguar Cruz Azul - Rabbit/The Machine Guadalajara - Goat Monterrey - "Rayado" Morelia - King Necaxa - Lightning Bolt Pachuca - "Tuzo" Puebla F.C. - "Camotero" Santos Laguna - Warrior Sinaloa - Dorado Toluca - Red Devil U.A.G. - Owl U.A.N.L. -...
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What ethnic background is Branko Culina?

He was born in Yugoslavia so i guess that is where his ethnic back ground is around the Asia and south Africa border ...
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What are 7 things adjectives about a good soccer player?

First of all stamina is of key importance, heart, passion, aggression, controle, emotion, and being awesome. ...