The Basics of Football

Football is a popular sport played by teams of eleven people. It is also known as association football or soccer. More than 250 million people play it worldwide, making it the most popular sport in the world. It is played in almost 200 countries and is the most watched sport. The rules of the game are simple but its rules are complex. If you’re not familiar with them, here are some basics about the game. Read on to learn how to play football.


A football is an oval-shaped ball played by two teams. Each team has ninety minutes to score goals. A football is defined as a foot-long ball. The objective of the game is to score more points than the opponent. To do this, the teams play two 45-minute halves. After the first half, there is a 15-minute halftime, after which injury time is added to the game. The goal of a football game is to score more goals than the opposing team in 90 minutes.

In football, the objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team. A game of football is divided into two 45-minute halves. After the first half, teams are allowed 15 minutes of halftime. A match will continue after the second 45-minute half, with injury time added. The goal is to score more points than the opponent in 90 minutes. The aim of a game of this type is to score more goals than the opponent.

Early footballs were made out of animal bladders. Pig’s bladders were inflated with air and then covered in leather. The first round and oval-shaped balls were used during the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. One of the coaches, Richard Lindon, had a wife who suffered from lung disease after blowing up pig’s bladders. At the 1851 Great Exhibition, he won two medals for his invention, the Rubber inflatable Bladder, and the Brass Hand Pump.

Football originated in Scotland and was banned in 1424 by the Football Act of 1424. In 1851, schoolboys in Aberdeen, Scotland were the first to use the term “football” and to play the game. They also invented the word “pass” and a variety of other terms related to the game. These days, the word is used to refer to a pass between two players. If the other team makes a pass, they are considered to be on the same side of the field.

The purpose of football is to move a ball between two opponents’ “end zones” (points). The object is to run with the ball until you are tackled or to pass the ball downfield to another team member. A football game involves 45 players. The quarterback calls the plays and the rules of the game. Each player is required to move the same amount of yards forward as the other team. In a nine-man game, a quarterback must pass the ball from one end of the field to the other.