A Short History of Football
Association football, more recently known as football or simply football, is an international team game played by a spherical object between two groups of eleven players. It is the most popular sport in the world, playing a part in over 200 nations and dependent countries, making it the most popular sport in the world. The game is played between different football codes, which are based in different countries. The matches are organised by the football clubs of the countries, which compete against each other, at regular intervals. The major league of football is the English Premier League, the French Ligue 1, the Italian league, the Brazilian league, the Mexican league and the Norwegian league. There are minor leagues in many other countries.
The object of the game is to score more points than the other teams, with a goal being scored when a team scores more goals than the other teams. The sides are separated by artificial strips called goalkeepers, who try to stop the football passing to their opponents. The game of football is usually played in three phases, pre-season, regular season and the championship. The season is usually played between the four conferences of different nations, with the winners from each conference advancing to the finals of the championship. The semi-finals and the championship are played at different dates.
Association football is one of the most popular sports in the world. Although there are various kinds of football played all around the world, the most popular is football played between professional players in a match. There are various football governing bodies that govern the sport and maintain competitions, such as the FIFA (Federation of International Football Associations) and the IFB (International Football Association).