The Beautiful Game: A Comprehensive Journey through Football Achievements, Rules and Winners
The word “football” (as “foteballe”), referring to the game, to 1409. The first recorded use of the word to refer to the ball was in 1486, and the first use as a verb in 1599. Britain is the inventor of Football.
Modern football originated in Britain in the 19th century. Though “folk football” had been played since medieval times with varying rules, the game began to be standardized when it was taken up as a winter game at public schools.
The First Football Clubs
Football Achievements clubs have existed since the 15th century, but unorganized and without official status. It is therefore hard to decide which the first football club was. Some historians suggest that it was the Foot-Ball Club formed 1824 in Edinburgh. Early clubs were often formed by former school students and the first of this kind was formed in Sheffield in 1855. The oldest among professional football clubs is that was formed in 1862 and still exists today.
During the first season, 12 clubs joined the league, but soon more clubs became interested and the competition would consequently expand into more divisions.
The first official women’s game took place in Inverness in 1888.
The First Competitions Football Achievements
The first important competition when it was run in 1871. The following year, a match between two national teams was played for the first time. The match that involved England and Scotland ended 0-0 and was followed by 4,000 people at Hamilton Crescent.
Twelve years later, in 1883, the first international tournament took place and included four national teams: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Football Achievements was for a long time a British phenomenon, but it gradually spread to other European countries. The first game that took place outside Europe occurred in Argentina in 1867, but it was foreign British workers who were involved and not Argentinean citizens.
Domestic leagues occurred in many countries. The first was, as already mentioned, the English Football Achievements League which was established in 1888. The leagues would by time expand by more divisions, which were based on team performance.
In 1908 would football for the first time be included as an official sport in the Olympic Games. Until the first FIFA World Cup was played in 1930, the Olympic GamesFootball Achievements would rank as the most prestigious on a national level. Women’s football was not added until 1996.
As in many other sports the white male was predominant for a long time. In football black players started being present relatively early and in comparison with, for example, tennis, football has traditionally been known as a sport with a mix of black and white players.
Football Achievements Rules and Regulations
Football Achievements forms part of the core sports activities available at NAIS Pudong. Playing football not only helps students to improve their physical fitness and health, but also to learn technical ball skills and build relationships with their teammates.
Pitches will be sized within the following parameters: 30m wide, 50m long
Penalty box will be determined by size of pitch but is usually 2.5 times the width of the goals are the following parameters: 3.6m wide and 1.8m high
All matches will be played according to the Laws of the Game with the following exceptions
- Teams will be told which way they are kicking at start of game.
- Teams cannot score directly from a kick off.
- There is no offside
- All free kicks and corners are direct and opposition must be 3 meters away.
- Goal kicks to be taken anywhere inside penalty area. Opposition must be 3 meters away and ball must leave penalty area for play to recommence.
- Substitutions can be made at any time from the half way line. Substituted player must leave the pitch before replacement goes on.
- Compulsory line up and handshake to finish.
- Games will be 10 minutes each way in duration with a 2 minute half time
- There is a 6 minute gap between each game. Teams must be ready to take the pitch as soon as the previous match has concluded.
- A size 4 football shall be used
- Teams to have a matching kits in school colors with goalkeeper having a distinctly different colored shirt – a bib may be used to facilitate this differentiation
- Correct equipment i.e. long socks, shin pads, football is a compulsory requirement
Did you know that there are 17 laws of the game? Can you name them all? We take a look at the basics and the laws you need to know to master every aspect of the game. The field of play, the players, the ball, the duration of the match, players’ equipment, the referee and offside…
The 17 rules of the association football (Soccer) are:
Law 1: The Field of Play
This law determines the size and markings of the football field, called a football pitch, or a soccer field. The pitch is composed of natural or artificial grass, apart from recreational matches that sometimes take place in dirt ground.
The pitch is divided into two equal halves by a line that runs parallel to the goal line and marks the playing surface. This line serves as the centre, and a circle of 9.15 meters is drawn around it.
The touchlines must be 90-120 meters long and the same in length. The goal lines must be 45-90 meters wide and similar in width.
Law 2: The Ball
This law specifies the shape, size, and material composition of the ball. The law states that the standard diameter of a size 5 ball must be around 22 cm and a circumference of 68–70 cm. The soccer ball must weigh between 410-450 kg.
Law 3: The Players
There should be 11 eleven players in each team. Out of 11, one must be the goalie. A team must have at least seven players in order to be considered complete. The players should hit the ball with either their legs or torso. No player is permitted to use their hands or arms to touch the ball, except the goalkeepers.
Law 4: The Players’ Equipment
Every player must wear a shirt, shorts, socks, shoes, and proper shin protection according to the rules. They may also choose to wear headgear, though it is not mandatory.
Players are not allowed to use or wear any equipment that might be harmful to them or others, like rings. The goalie must be dressed differently than the other players and match officials.
Law 5: The Referee
A referee is an official who oversees a game. They have the last say in all matters, including disputes. They have the power to penalize a player, stop a match in case of a foul and have the general responsibility to oversee the game so that it goes without a hitch.
Law 6: The Other Match Officials
An assistant referee helps the referee in maintaining the decorum of the game. The assistant referees are placed on either side of the field and have the authority to step in the occurrence of an offence.
Law 7: The Duration of the Match
The game play time in a typical Football Achievements match is 90 minutes long, which is divided into two halves of 45 minutes each. Between the two halves, there is a 15-minute halftime break. Full-time marks the conclusion of the game.
Law 8: The Start and Restart of Play
Every Football Achievements game begins with a toss. The two team captains meet in the middle of the pitch with the match referee. The captain of the winning team (toss winner) chooses which goalpost to pursue in the first half, while the team that loses the toss kicks off the game.
The teams trade goals during the second half, and the side that won the coin toss gets to kick off.
Law 9: The Ball In and Out of Play
Ball in play and ball out of play are the two primary stages of play during a soccer game.
The ball is said to be in play from the start of each playing period with a kick-off until the completion of the playing period. Only in rare cases does the ball leave the field of play or the referee stops play.
Law 10: Determining the Outcome of a Match
The objective of Football or Soccer is to score goals by kicking or passing the ball over the goal line and into the opponent’s goalposts. A goal is said to have been scored, if the ball crosses the goal line, between the goalposts, and under the crossbar, provided that no offence has been committed by the scoring team.
Law 11: Offside
If a player’s body parts, excluding hands and arms, are in the other team’s half of the field and closer to their goal line than the ball, then the player is said to be in an offside position.
Being in an offside position is not an offence, but the player who is in that position uses that as an advantage to their team, they can be found guilty of outside offence.
Law 12: Fouls and Misconduct
A foul is committed when a player goes against the rules of the game and subsequently prevents the game from being played. The opposition team of the player who committed the foul is given a free kick as punishment.
Any action by a player that the referee determines requires a disciplinary consequence is considered to be misconduct. The player who commits this will either receive a warning or get kicked off the field.
A player who is sacked cannot be replaced.
Law 13: Free Kicks
These are categorized into two:
- Indirect free kicks: These are given to the opposite side after “non-penal” fouls, or when play is paused to warn or dismiss an opponent without a specific foul having occurred. This may or may not result in a goal being scored.
- Direct free kicks: These are given to the team that was fouled after one of the above fouls. With this, a goal may be directly scored.
Law 14: The Penalty Kick
Penalty kicks are given to the team that was fouled after a foul that typically results in a straight free kick but happens within their opponent’s penalty area.
Law 15: The Throw-in
A throw-in is given after the ball has left the field of play. The opponents of the player who last touched the ball receive a throw-in.
Law 16: The Goal Kick
These are given when the entire ball crosses the goal line, whether on the ground or in the air, having last touched a member of the attacking side, and the goal is not scored. The ball is given a goal kick by the goalkeeper.
Law 17: The Corner Kick
A corner kick is given when the entire ball crosses the goal line, whether on the ground or in the air, having last touched a defender but no goals are scored.
Only the opposite side may score directly from a corner kick; if the ball penetrates the goal of the kicker, the opponents are given a corner kick.
To determine the overall final positions in the tournaments the points allocated will be
Win – 4 points, Draw – 2 points, Defeat – 1 point
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Football next world cup
- The 2026 FIFA World Cup, marketed as FIFA World Cup 26, will be the 23rd FiFa World Cup.
- the quadrennialinaternational men’s soccer championship contested by the natinal teams of the member accociations of FIFA.
- This tournament will be the first to include 48 teams, expanded from 32.
Top famous football players in the world
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Lionel Messi (Argentina) – 802 goals, 42 trophies
Emerging from Barcelona’s academy La Masia, Lionel Messi quickly became one of the best players in football, winning his first Ballon d’Or in 2009 at the age of 22. He went on to win seven of them. He won the coveted treble twice with Barcelona and finally ended his wait for a major international trophy with the Copa America 2021 and then added the FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy to his haul, which also includes an Olympic gold medal from Beijing 2008. He is also the only player in history to win two Golden Balls in World Cups (2014 and 2022).
Football History women’s world cup
The competition has been held every four years and one year after the men’s FIFA World Cup since 1991, when the inaugural tournament, then called the FIFA Women’s World Championship, was held in China. Under the tournament’s current format, national teams vie for 31 slots in a three-year qualification phase. The United States are the most successful nation at the Women’s World Cup with four titles, while Germany have won the tournament twice. The inaugural tournament, in 1991, was won by the United States. This initial contest and the 1995 iteration of the Women’s World Cup featured 12 international teams in the final tournament.
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|Netherlands, Portugal, United States, Vietnam
|Brazil, France, Jamaica, Panama
|Argentina, Italy, South Africa, Sweden
|Colombia, Germany, Republic of Korea, Morocco
FIFA Women’s World Cup winners list
Football is a mentally and physically demanding sport enjoyed worldwide. It challenges athletes both mentally and physically, requiring strategic thinking and exceptional physical fitness. Its global popularity reflects its ability to engage individuals across cultures and backgrounds. In conclusion, football transcends borders, uniting people in the pursuit of competition and teamwork.