Did you know that soccer is the most popular sport in the world? Boys and girls of all ages can play this fast paced game, and it’s relatively easy to learn. Soccer involves two teams of eleven players, each focusing on getting the ball to the opponent’s net or goal. Teammates run down the field dribbling, and passing the ball to each other, using various parts of the body, except for the hands. The intent is to get the ball into the goal to score a point for the team. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to use his or her hands, to block the ball or put it back into play if it goes out of bounds. Soccer has referees to control the game.
Soccer is one of the best team sports to play, as boys and girls rely on each other to be successful. Playing soccer is a great aerobic exercise; it develops coordination, endurance and muscle strength.
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