Soccer Sports Report By: Jose perez

Origin of Soccer

  • Soccer began in the 1860s in England.
  • It was around the same time Rugby was starting to be played.

How to Play

  • Soccer is dribbling the ball with your feet and trying to kick the ball into the opponents net.
  • Also you need to prevent the other team from scoring so that you may win.

Soccer Shape

  • Soccer requires a lot of running and stamina since there is no stopping. Only at half time.
  • To be successful you need to be quick with ball skills and have great agility.

First Countries to Play

  • The very first country to play this sport was England.
  • Soccer was originated in the ancient Egypt and during the middle ages.

Famous Athletes

  • In this time the most famous athletes are Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo.
  • Other notable players are David Beckham and Wayne Rooney.

Equipment

  • Typical equipment for this sport are shorts, jersey, shin guards, socks, and cleats.
  • Some goalies like to wear head gear for protection.

Rules of the Sport

  • The goalie is the only player allowed to touch the ball with his hands.
  • A referee is in charge of the game.
  • No more than 11 players on the field for each team.
  • If a player performs a misconduct it is a foul.

Salary of Professinals

  • Lionel Messi made $81.5 million in the year 2016
  • The average mls salary in the United States is a little over three hundred thousand

Interesting Facts

  • Soccer is the most popular sport in the world.
  • It is being played in over 200 countries.

World Cup

  • It is the world's most widely viewed sporting event.
  • The world cup is held by FIFA, the Federation Internationlale de Football Association.

Greatest to Play

  • The greatest to play the sport are debatable between Messi, Ronaldo, and Pele.
  • All of these players are in some way are decendents from Europe or Africa.

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