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Football Soccer - The world most famous sports

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players, and is consideredto be the most popular sport in the world. It is a football variant played on a rectangular grass or artificial turf field, with a goal in the centre of each of the short ends. The object of the gameis to score the ball into the opposing goal. In general play, the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propel the ball; the rest of the team usually use their feetto kick the ball into position, occasionally using the head. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is tied at the end of the game, either a draw is declared orthe game goes into extra time and or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the competition.

The modern game was codified in England following the formation of The FootballAssociation, whose 1863 Laws of the Game created the foundations for the way the sport is played today. Football is governed internationally by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association(International Federation of Association Football), commonly known by the acronym FIFA. The most prestigious international football competition is the FIFA World Cup, held every four years. This event, the mostwidely viewed in the world, boasts an audience.

Football is one of the sports with the highest number of injuries, although most of them are not serious. The most common injuries occur in theknees and ankles due to the rotational movements to which they are subjected. Meniscus tears and ligament tears with muscle injuries are common in football. The odds of injury increase when the playerdoes not receive an adequate physical preparation, especially in an amateur athlete, and when the game is played on an uneven terrain. For semi-professional football players or professionals is...
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