Football: The Sport That The World Raves About
Today's world raves about one sport in particular that captures the fancy of sports enthusiasts all over. The game or sport is football. The sheer ecstasy, exhilaration and adrenaline rush that football tournaments bring to the players and viewers alike is unique and unbeatable. This sport also finds its roots in history and there have been enough evidences to suggest that our ancestors too engage in this action packed form of sport in their own maverick ways.
The term football basically symbolizes a game that involves kicking and maneuvering the ball across a playing field only using legs and then attempting to score by putting the ball into the opposition's net called as a goal. Football by itself stands for several different kinds of team sports such as rugby, soccer, American football, Canadian football, etc. But the most commonly adhered to form is football or soccer. This game involves two teams comprising of 11 or 18 players based on variations in the format competing in a clearly defined field or area. The objective of both the teams is to score goals by cohesive play tactics to pass the ball over into a goal area or over a line. The opposing team has to defend their goal posts to prevent the other team from scoring. The ball used in the game has also evolved over the years. Earlier versions were made from animal hides and sometimes were composed of inflatable bladders made from pig's bladders or other animals.
Further advancements led to the discontinuation of animal bladders and led to the covering of the ball with leather covers to keep it in shape and rubber inflatable bladders were also included into the footballs. The game is not limited to any sexual discrimination and there are men's as well as women's teams from across the globe who indulge in this sport with equal enthusiasm. Clubs playing football tournaments are scattered across regions in countries and spread across continents.
Out of all the soccer or football leagues that exist in the world the English Premier League (EPL), the Spanish La Liga and the German Bundesliga are quite famous among football enthusiasts. With top clubs from these leagues embarking on Football tours and participating in various football tournaments, football patrons are treated sumptuously to the delight of seeing their favourite players and clubs in action. Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) is the governing body for football or soccer and oversees all the matters related to the game. The football world cup which sees the participation of major soccer playing nation is held once in every four years, with the latest edition being hosted in South Africa.
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