What is Football?

Football (or soccer) is a sport in which two teams of 11 players attempt to move and put the ball into the opposing team's goal using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms, and only within the penalty area that surrounds the goal (aka penalty box).

The Winner of the Match

The team that scores more goals by the end of the game, wins the match.

Types of Football

There are various types of football (soccer), but two major official types include:

  • Association Football, which is normally played 11-a-side on a football field.
  • 5-a-side Football, which is played in a smaller football turf with 10 (or sometimes less) people. This type includes Futsal and indoor soccer.

There are also other types of football such as beach soccer, freestyle football, street football and so on, which follow different and sometimes unwritten laws, but what they have in common is the point of playing it using their feet and deciding on a winner by counting the number of goals scored in the end.