Soccer is a game played on a field by kicking a ball around. Each team has 11 players on it, and they’re awarded points for getting the ball into the other team’s goal. In most parts of the world, soccer is known as football.



The goal of soccer is to get the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Players must touch the ball with any part of their body except their arms and hands to achieve this. The purpose of the winning team is to get the most points at the end.



The team size of each team is 11 players. When there’s a stoppage in play, substitutes are allowed only if they need them. Professional leagues usually limit the number of substitutions that each team can make.


Time and Periods

Soccer is played in two halves, each lasting 45 minutes. The referee decides the amount of stoppage time to add to the end of the half.


The game will be considered a tie if the score is still tied after the end of the first and second half. The game will go into overtime in knockout rounds with two 15-minute halves.



The first half of a soccer game begins with a kick-off. To start the match, the ball must be kicked over the halfway line, and the player who kicked it must touch it once before another player does.


All players must remain on the field until the kick-off is made. If the ball is not kicked off, the team that’s not moving can’t enter the center circle.


A coin flip determines which team gets the kick-off. The other team gets the start of the second half. After each goal, a kick-off is held, and the team that scored the most after taking the kick is declared the winner.



One point is awarded to the player who gets the ball into the opposing team’s goal. To make it count, the ball must completely cross the line.


Out of Bounds

When the ball goes out of bounds, it’s played in three different ways. One of these is a throw-in, which occurs when the ball is thrown back to the other team. The ball must be thrown from both feet on the ground and over the head of the player.


The goalkeeper takes the kick when the offensive team plays the ball out of bounds. It can be taken from anywhere within the 6-yard box.


The offensive team takes the corner kick when the defense plays the ball out of bounds.



An offensive player is considered an “offside” if they move past the last defender of the opposing team and the ball is kicked. This rule does not apply to corner kicks, goal kicks, or throw-ins.


Fouls and Penalties

A foul is a penalty given to a player when they break the game’s rules. Some of the common fouls that can be called in soccer include: tackling, kicking, holding, and obstruction. These actions can affect the movement of an opposing player.


Some of the penalties that can be called are free kicks and indirect kicks. Free kicks are taken from the area where the foul occurred. On the other hand, indirect kicks are those that have to touch another player before going into the goal.


The opposing team receives a free kick if a foul is committed inside the penalty area. A yellow card is given to a player who has committed a serious offense. A player who gets a red card for committing a serious offense or a second yellow card during a match is automatically sent off from the field.