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Soccer is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of 11 players.
The two teams compete to get the ball into the other team's goal (between the posts and under the bar), thereby scoring a goal. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Players may use any other part of their body to strike or pass the ball and mainly use their feet. The team that has scored more goals at the end of the game is the winner; if both teams have scored an equal number of goals, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition.
Diego Maradona, Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Lionel Messi, etc.
No one knows exactly when soccer was created, but the earliest versions of the game can be traced back 3,000 years.
Soccer is the most popular game in the world. In many countries it is known as “football”.
In England, soccer was formed when several clubs formed the Football Association about 150 years ago.