Some of the top players throughout history include Pele (Edson Arantes Do Nascimento) from Brazil, who scored six goals in the 1958 World Cup and helped Brazil claim its first title; Lev Yashin from Russia, who claimed to have saved more than 150 penalty shots during his outstanding goal-tending career; and Marco Van Basten from Holland, who won several very prestigious soccer awards during one year alone. There are many debates over who the greatest soccer players are of all time; but players like Zinedine Zidane, Diego Maradona, Michel Platini, Lionel Messi, and Roberto Baggio make almost every list.
As the sport developed, more rules were implemented and more historical landmarks were set. For example, the penalty kick was introduced in 1891. FIFA became a member of the International Football Association Board of Great Britain in 1913. Red and yellow cards were introduced during the 1970 World Cup finals. More recent major changes include goalkeepers being banned from handling deliberate back passes in 1992 and tackles from behind becoming red-card penalties in 1998.
More than 240 million people around the world play soccer regularly according to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The game has evolved from the sport of kicking a rudimentary animal-hide ball around into the World Cup sport it is today.
Introduction The FIFA World Cup is the largest and most popular sporting event in the world, accumulating over one billion television viewers worldwide.
Top soccer matches in history include the 1953 match between Hungary (6) and England (3), during which England was defeated at home for the first time in history. Hungarian Nandor Hidegkuti scored the first goal in just 90 seconds, astounding the British players. Another noteworthy match in the history of soccer was the 1970 World Cup Final between Brazil (4) and Italy (1), during which Pele opened by scoring a header and two more subsequent goals. Many remember the World Cup Semifinal between West Germany (3) and France (3) in 1982, when French player Alain Giresse put the French ahead 3-1, then watched as Karl-Heinz scored an extraordinary comeback goal. The West Germans won on penalties, which was the first time a World Cup match finished in this fashion.
There are many outstanding soccer stadiums around the world today. Some of the top stadiums in the history of soccer include Nou Camp in Barcelona, Spain, which remains the biggest soccer stadium in Europe; the plush venue of Louis II in Monte Carlo, Monaco, which is known as one of the most comfortable stadium in the world; and the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan, which is considered the most high-tech venue in the world because of its movable roof, huge replay screens, and hundreds of lights to eliminate any hint of shadows on the field.
This is exactly the situation Qatar found themselves in as they were announced to be the hosts of the coveted competition for the 2022 world cup by Fifa in competition to host the tournament with the US, Japan, Australia and South Korea.
"But," we hear, "it isn't 'real' soccer!" This is true in one sense, as no one will mistake a 7v7 recreational game for the World Cup or a Champions League Final. Still, do we really think that these players care that they can't start at the national team level? Of course they don't! They just want to kick a ball around with their friends, play a game against other players of similar abilities, and maybe improve their skill and physical fitness in the process.
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Soccer is a game played by only two teams at any given time and each of the teams must have eleven players. It is played in a field that is rectangular in shape with two goal posts in each end of the field. Once the ball goes through any of the two goal posts a score is recorded. A player can score using any part of the body with exception of the arms. In this game, it is only the goalkeepers who are given permission to touch the ball with their hands. However, touching the ball that is intentionally played back to the goalkeeper by his own player is not permissible. Soccer is currently being governed by International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). It is the most watched game in the world and is played in not less than 200 countries worldwide. Here below is a detailed history of soccer.
Brazil has been a renowned football team and winning the bid to host FIFA 2014 world cup and IOC Olympic Games in 2016 was largely seen as a reward to a country that has been and continues to be the greatest source of fine football players....
Soccer was started around 2000 years ago. Its origin is traced to China although people from Rome, Greece and some sections in Central America also believe soccer originated from their countries. However, it is common knowledge that the current form of soccer was first played in England. It is in England where rules were formulated to guide in playing the game. For instance rules against touching the ball with hands. In England, schools started playing soccer and formulating there own rules. At the same time, clubs that were not connected to schools also started playing soccer but with different rules. This therefore meant that the rules being applied were not universal. In this accord, the Football Association was formed in 1893 to standardize these rules. Currently, the rules of soccer are being set by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) which was established in 1886. The world’s oldest soccer competition is the FA Cup that was started in 1872 with English clubs competing amongst each other.
Small-sided games have their origins in street soccer, where players would organize informal games with a group of friends using whatever space they may have available. Unfortunately, much of the developed world's street soccer culture has faded in recent years, which means we are gradually losing this essential incubator of future talent. Today, our clubs play a much bigger role in providing this type of learning environment for our young players.