How to play Association Football?

Association football also known as Football or soccer is one of the oldest and most popular game in the whole world. It has a very huge fan following all over the world and I am sure you are one of them heading forward to get into the team of football lovers and players throughout the world.

There are many football tournaments played in various countries.

The game with a history of more than 100 years was first started in 1863 by England and that’s the time when the first football association was formed.

Objectives of the Game.

The main objective of football is to score more goals than your opponent in a 90 minutes time span. The game is divided in two parts each of 45 minutes. The player gets a break to rest in between. The players have to strive hard to try to make goals at their turn and try hard to stop your opponents from making goals while they are trying to do so and all this should be done keeping in mind all the rules and regulation of the games which will be later mentioned in the article.

Players and other equipment required.

Football team is made up of 11 players. These player consist of 10 on field players and 1 goal keeper. The game is played on a pitch of the standard measurement.  A football as we all know is the most important as the game is all depended on that.

Some other essential equipment required are studded football boots, shin pads and also the goalkeeper requires some additional guards like padded gloves.

There is a captain in each team.


To score points in football it is all about winning goals. One can score goals by using any body parts except their hand and arms up to the shoulder.  For winning you have to score more goals than your opponent team in the given 90 minute’s time frame.

The players are not allowed to use their hands, only the goal keeper can use any body parts to save the ball from hitting the goal.

Rules of Football.

  • A match consists of two 45 minutes match with a 15 minutes break in between.
  • Each team should have 11 players out of which one is the goalkeeper.
  • Each team is allowed to have up to 7 substitute player.
  • The game should also include one referee and two assistant referees.
  • It’s in the hand of the referee to look upon the game, keep a time track and also look for any foul that is conducted.
  • The ball must cross the goal line to be counted as a Goal.

These were some of the rules that were must-known for any football player. As we all know the popularity of this game that will be something that will make us more enthusiastic about the game.

The instruction mentioned above were the standard rules required to be followed by the professional football player. One can be less stringent while playing with friends or practicing football at a personal level.

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