Association football, also known as just football or soccer, is an inter-regional team sport played between two parallel teams of eleven players each. It is so far the most popular sport in the world, with more than 250 million people playing it in more than 200 nations andependencies. The game was born in Europe but has now become increasingly popular in other parts of the world including Central America, South America, Australia and Asian countries. A further division is made between men and women’s football, with the popularity of women on the rise as compared to men.
To play football you need a uniform; this is because the sport is often played in open fields, with little or no artificial light. There is very little difference between men’s and women’s football, apart from the fact that women play in skirts while men wear shorts. The game is usually played in a neutral ground, which means that the home team is not competing against the opposition. The game normally involves kicks, tackles, boxing, flicking of the ball and hand-to-hand combat. In addition to kicking and punching there is also rugby, which differs from the game of football in that the ball cannot be touched by the players and is not allowed to touch the ground with the foot.
Football is one of the oldest sports in the world, having first been played as a game way back in the eighties in England when it was called Groundhog Day. It was later taken up by European and American football alike and spread all over the world. There are many football competitions around the world, including the European, American and World Cup tournaments. Football is very popular in almost all cultures and is closely associated with masculinity and aggression. It therefore comes as no surprise that football has become a very popular sport, especially in countries where it is the national sport or for people who follow football or even watch it.