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    Soccer: The greatest sport of all time

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    Soccer: The greatest sport of all time

    Post  rose on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:32 pm

    Soccer







    Soccer Facts


    • Soccer is the fastest growing and most popular sport in the world.



    • Soccer is called football in some other countries.



    • Since 1952, Hungary has won the most gold medals in the Olympics, in soccer.



    • Soccer games are controlled by referees.



    • The soccer ball's circumference is 27-28 inches. It is made of leather or rubber.




    • Pele is considered the best soccer player that ever lived.


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    Soccer History



    • The first set of rules for soccer were made by the London Football Association in 1863.



    • Soccer became a major sport in England and Scotland in 1872.



    • The idea of professionalism was introduced in 1885.



    • The first full time league was made in 1888.



    • In 1908 soccer came into the Olympic games.



    • In 1930 there was success in the World Cup.


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    Soccer Rules



    • Two teams of eleven try to guide a soccer ball into goal cages at opposite ends of the field, using different parts of their body.



    • Only the goalkeeper may use his/her hands.



    • When a penalty is committed inside the eighteen-yard-line, the opposite team is granted a penalty kick.



    • A direct kick is when a team gets a penalty shot on goal and no other player has to touch it before a goal may be scored



    • An indirect kick is the same as a direct kick, but another player must touch the ball before a goal may be scored.



    • When a player on a team kicks the ball out of bounds, a player on the opposite team throws the ball in bounds by an overhead, two-handed throw.



    • Shoulder - to- shoulder contact is allowed.


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    Pele


    • He is considered the best player that ever lived.



    • Pele was born on October 23, 1940.



    • His real name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento.



    • Pele scored 1,281 goals in 1,363 games.



    • He retired in 1977.



    • He went to the World Cup three times.

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    Re: Soccer: The greatest sport of all time

    Post  Moner Abu Nasser on Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:58 pm

    nice topic
    thanks a lot
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    Re: Soccer: The greatest sport of all time

    Post  rose on Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:55 pm


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