Soccer

An Information Report on Soccer BY GORDON

Soccer

Soccer is a sport where people use their feet to kick the ball into their opposing team’s net. This sport is played on a field.

Origin

Soccer first originated in China. They first used a leather ball. The Chinese people first called the game Tsu-Chu-Tsu meaning to kick the leather ball with the feet. Soccer originated 2000 years ago. Soccer spread all around the world and is very famous. It is more famous than the Olympics, as more people watch soccer than the Olympics.

Positions and Team formations

There are four positions in a soccer team. They are defender, midfielder, attackers and the goalkeeper. There are eleven players at once on the field. Defenders stop the ball from reaching the goal. They kick the ball to the attackers. The midfielders help the defenders and they pass the balls to the attackers. The attackers try to get the ball into the opponent’s goal. The goalkeeper tries to stop the ball from getting into the goal that they are defending. They can use any part of their body to stop the ball. A yellow card or red card is given when players do something against the rules.

A famous Athlete

A famous athlete is David Beckham. David Beckham plays for LA Galaxy. He represented England and was a midfielder. He was born on the 2nd of May 1975, in Leytonstone, London, England. His full name is David Robert Joseph Beckham. He was the first person to score at three world cups. He played for Preston North End, Manchester United, Brimsdon Rover, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, Los Angeles and Milan. He was the first Britain footballer to play 100 Champion League games. He made a lot of records. His team won the Football Association cup twice. He ran in the Olympic torch relay in 2012.
David Beckham scores a super goal from 35 yards out