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  1. Soccer

  2. History of soccer One of the earliest forms of soccer in which players kicked a ball around on a small field has been traced as far back to 1004 B.C. in Japan. The Munich Ethnological Museum in Germany has a Chinese text from approximately 50 B.C. that mentions games very similar to soccer that were played between teams from Japan and China. The Chinese kicked a leather ball ( hair-filled ) and it is known with certainty that a soccer game was played in 611 A.D. in the then Japanese capital, Kyoto.

  3. How the sport is played… The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opposite goal. In general play the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms, while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball into position, sometimes using their torso or head to intercept a ball in midair. Usually the game is played for 90 minutes, two half's of 45 minutes. At the end of the game the team that scored the most goals wins the match. If the score is tied, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or to penalty shoots, depending of the format of the competition. Driving the ball Shot at the goal

  4. The game is played on a rectangular field of grass or green artificial turf, with a goal in the middle of each of the short ends. (laws of the game specify that the goal should be 8 yards(7.32m) wide and 8 feet(2.44m) tall. The posts themselves must be 5in(12cm) or less in diameter) Playing field/court/facilities

  5. Soccer is a sport played between two teams of 11 players. They always have at least 5 other player for substitution. A team can have a total of 30 players in its campus… Number of players during a game

  6. How has technology changed the way we play/view this sport

  7. Governing Bodies and legislation that impacts the sport

  8. Major events/how are they broadcast?

  9. Interesting facts – both historical and current

  10. Major contenders now (tops in their fields)