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Soccer: The World's Greatest Past Time

By: Cory Massei

CIS 101

Cory Massei

CIS 101

Soccer Summary

The Love for soccer has a very rich and long history, in each and every country, soccer is a beloved sport in nearly every country and is played by not only the best athletes that that country has to offer, but even by those who are barely old enough to kick a ball. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, Soccer is a national past time. Today, we are attempting to make soccer as big in the United States as it is across the rest of the world.

The Rules of soccer are not too complicated. There are eleven players on each side of the ball with each side having one goalie that defends the goal. The Goalie is the only player that is allowed to touch the ball with their hands, but only inside the 18 yard goalie box. The fields can vary in size but are normally about 110 yards by about 70 yards. The positions of soccer are broken down into Strikers or Forwards, Midfielders, Defense, and Goalie. Forwards and sometimes midfielders are responsible for putting the ball in the back of the net. They are the main goal scorers and can be game changers most of the time. Midfielders are the most important players and most athletic players on the field. They are the set up men, the scorers, and the defense. They are responsible for more than anyone on the field because they must stretch the field and set the forward up for goals, and then run back to get back on defense. Defenders are the last line between the goalie and the opposing team's forwards. They are normally the most aggressive players on the field because they cannot give up one on one's with the goalie. These players play two 45 minute halves with no timeouts except for half time. Each goal is worth 1 point and the team with the most goals at the end of the match wins. If there is a tie at the end of regulation, overtime occurs consisting of two 15 minute halves with Penalty Kicks if there is a tie at the end of the OT halves.

The Soccer world is big, being as it is the most popular sport in the world, but nothing in the soccer world is bigger than the World Cup. The World Cup is an international soccer tournament that is played every 4 years in a different site each time. Each country puts together the best they have to offer and compete against all other qualified countries. In order to qualify for the World Cup, you must win your individual Federation tournament. You may also win out the rest of your qualifying matches and get into the field of 32. The World Cup has been around since 1930, the first World Cup, only 8 different countries have won the cup. Brazil has won the most world cups out of any country


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