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Soccer Rules and Basics in 10 Minutes with SportSpectator

SportSpectator guide to soccer
What does it mean when a player is offsides? Do you know the roles of the fullback, midfielder, and forward? What does it mean when the players center the ball? The SportSpectator Soccer Guide answers these questions and more! Below is the free online version of our printed educational brochure. Testimonial
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Soccer History

Soccer1- History & Object
2- The Essentials
3- Field Diagram and Positions
4- Glossary of Soccer Terms


Although ancient civilizations played a basic version of soccer more than 3,000 years ago, the game was refined to its current form in England during the 1860s. Today, millions of athletes compete on soccer fields across the U.S., and worldwide, soccer boasts more participants than any other sport.

Object of the Game

Players use their entire body, except the hands, to kick or deflect a ball into the opponent's goal. The team that scores more goals than the opposition wins the game.


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