Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and is also called ‘soccer’ in America. It's a game played between two teams of 11 players, with a spherical ball that's dropped to their feet. The team with possession tries to move the ball downfield by kicking it or carrying it and then, ultimately, into the opposing goal. The objective of this game is to score more points than your opponent over 90 minutes of play. A goal is scored when the whole ball crosses over the opposing team’s goal line into their end zone.
The history of football
Football is a game that's been around for centuries. The game originated in China 2000 years ago and was first played in England in the 1800’s. It was then introduced to America by European immigrants in the late 1800’s.
The rules of football were first written down by a man named Ebenezer Cobb Morley who was born on November 7, 1859. The game has changed since this time, with different teams playing with slightly different rules, but we'll get into that later.
Football is called 'soccer' in America which can be confusing because the two games are very different from one another!
There are a lot of fun facts about football that you may not know or have never heard before so make sure to read them all!
Football governing bodies
Football governing organizations include:
1) FIFA (International Federation of Association Football - World Organization): FIFA governs international association football and has 208 members including the United States Soccer Federation.
2) UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is the governing body of European football and the umbrella organization for 55 national associations.
Football and television
One of the reasons football has become one of the most popular sports in the world is because of television. One of the first games ever televised was an English game between Arsenal and Liverpool on November 26, 1937. It was broadcast on BBC Television's London channel, BBC2. England had just about 1 million TV sets at that time and this game was a big deal for all to see. This game made many people want to play football again.
Football is a very popular sport that many people enjoy playing or watching around the world. There are various reasons why football is such a popular sport, including its simplicity, its ability to be played by anyone regardless of size or skill level, and its global popularity. The history of football goes back centuries with origins in China, Japan, America and even England but it has grown into something so much more over time. However, it is still important to know some facts about this sport if you want to fully understand it.
Soccer in America
In America, the game is called ‘soccer’, and it's known as one of the most popular sports in the world. It's a game played between two teams of 11 players, with a spherical ball that's dropped to their feet. The team with possession tries to move the ball downfield by kicking it or carrying it and then, ultimately, into the opposing goal. The objective of this game is to score more points than your opponent over 90 minutes of play. A goal is scored when the whole ball crosses over the opposing team’s goal line into their end zone.
One of the most famous competitions in football is called 'The World Cup'. It was first held in Uruguay in 1930 and has been held every four years since then (except for 1942 and 1946 because of World War II). In 2014, The World Cup took place in Brazil-the fifth time it had taken place on South American soil-and was hosted by 12 cities across Brazil.
Footballs biggest tournaments
There are many football tournaments around the world. The best-known being, of course, the World Cup. Football is a global sport and this tournament draws in countries from all around the world to compete for their chance at gold. It is held once every four years and has been hosted by different countries throughout history. Countries that have hosted this tournament include Uruguay, Mexico, Italy, France and Brazil.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it has a rich history. The game originated in England in the 1800s, and the first official games were played in 1848. In 1863, it officially became known as football. It has a number of governing bodies that are responsible for the different facets of the game, and they all work closely with television broadcasters to ensure that the game is televised properly. Soccer is popular in America, with many soccer leagues and teams being established over the years. Today, football legends such as Pele and Diego Maradona are household names. There are many popular tournaments for football, including the World Cup, which is played every four years.