Introduction to the Sport of Football

Association football, also known as just football, is basically a team sport played between two competing teams of eleven players each. It is played by about 250 million players throughout more than 200 countries and dependencies worldwide, making it the most popular sport in the world. It can be played in any part of the world, and the variations are endless. Two of the most common types of football are Association football or Professional football, which is governed by the FIFA (Federation of International Football Associations) and the World Cup football tournaments which are organized every four years and play between the countries qualifying for the tournament.


The other kind of football is known as football or rugby union football, which is governed by the RFU (Registered Revenue Incurring) Sport (RUISL) rugby union football association. Rugby Union football can be played in any part of the world where there is an available artificial surface. There are three different levels of rugby union football. The senior league, the provincial league, and the under-regional league; the difference in level is based on the amount of playing time that a player has earned, the number of tries he has made and the number of goals he has scored during his career. As compared to association football, there is much less emphasis on fitness and training and much more on stamina and skill.

As seen football can be a very exciting and fun sport to watch, play or even take part in. Many people are very excited about the sport, and its growing popularity is testament to this fact. It provides a great way for people of all ages to get together and socialize. Most sports involve some form of physical contact, which is very important for health and fitness. And because it is such a physical sport, you need to see football from all angles, a good example is to see football from the perspective of the referee.