Soccer, or Association Football as it's known world-wide (sometimes just called "football", see related questions) is a game played with a spherical ball kicked with the foot or played with any part of the body except the hands and arms, with the objective of putting the ball into the opponent's goal. There are rules regarding how this is done, and hundreds of different strategies, skills, techniques, and philosophies involved in doing so.
First and foremost, soccer is a game meant to be enjoyable, fair, and (relatively) safe. These are the three pillars of sportsmanship and the "spirit of the game". In addition, there are seventeen rules, called the "Laws of the Game", that must be learned and followed in order to play. These laws govern the size and shape of the field (pitch), the ball, and the goals, the number of players and their equipment, substitutions, timing, starting and restarting play, method of scoring, fouls, misconduct, and other infractions and their penalties.
On its face, soccer is a simple game, but higher competitive levels can become quite intense and calculated. Most soccer teams belong to a club, sometimes abbreviated FC or SC. Teams play against each other in leagues and tournaments. Clubs typically belong to an association or federation (why it's called "Association Football"), which may be part of a larger organization. The largest such organization in the world is called FIFA (FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Football Association, or in English, the International Association Football Federation), which holds a massive global tournament every four years called the World Cup.
In addition to the Laws of the Game, there are a great number of strategies to the game, and each team or club will have its own variation of basic gameplay. Some elements common to most of them are:
There are as many different ways that these strategies that can be employed as there are teams or clubs who employ them, and it would be impossible to list them all. There are a few key points that will help you be a better player, no matter what strategy your team employs:
Soccer is a very old and very complex sport on the competitive level, but the rules are simple to learn. If you're not sure on how to employ strategies, try getting a team to let you practice and eventually play with them. Experience really is the best teacher!
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