Minggu, 17 Agustus 2008


Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is widely considered to be the most popular sport in the world It is a football played on a rectangular grass or artifical surf, with a goal at each of the short ends. The object of the game is to score by manoeuvring the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeeper are the only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feet to the ball into position, occasionally using their torso head to intercept a ball in midair. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penaltyshootout, depending on the format of the competition.

The modern game was codified in England following the formation of The Football assosiation, whose 1863 Laws is the game the foundations for the way the sport is played today. Football is governed internationally by the (International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by the acronym FIFA. The most prestigious international football competition is the , held every four years. This event, the most widely viewed in the world, boasts an audience twice that of the Summer Of The Game

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