History of Soccer

by: Eduardo Gonzalez

What is soccer? When was soccer invented?

It is most likely that you know about soccer because there are over 1.3 billion fans of soccer all around the world!!

Soccer is a sport were there is a ball on the field and you have to make it in the net of the opposite team but, you can only use your feet and you cant use your hands except the goal keeper. There are more than 1.3 billion fans of soccer around the world. There are records of soccer like games played 2,000 years ago in China,Greece, and North America.

Many people claim they created soccer. There are records of soccer-like games in china 2000 years ago and in ancient Greece and North America. Modern day soccer began to be popular in England and the Football Association (FA) in 1863.

In a soccer game, a team can only have 11 players on field ( a goalkeeper, defenders,midfielders, and strikers) One thing you can do in a team is change the formation of the players or the place were they are but, some players have to stay in a general area depending if they are a defender, midfielder, or striker.

Every four years a big tournament called the world cup is held. There are 32 national teams competing to win the gold! It is a process of elimination and if you loose twice your out. Brazil is the only team to have the most world cup wins. Brazil has won 5 world cup and 3 out of them have been led by Pele.