Saturday, December 5, 2009
Football / futbol / soccer or / sɔkœ ː ʀ / (North America) is a team sport involving two teams of eleven players in a stadium. The goal of each training is to a spherical ball in the opponent's goal without using the arms, and do so more often than the other team.
Codified by the British in the late nineteenth century, football has developed an international federation, FIFA, in 1904. Undertaken in 2006 by approximately 264 million players worldwide, soccer's status as number one sport in most countries. Some continents like Africa, South America and Europe, are almost entirely dominated by the same discipline. The simplicity of the game and the limited resources necessary for its practical partially explain this success.
The calendar is dominated by two types of tests: those for those clubs and national teams. The World Cup is the most prestigious international event. It takes place every four years since 1930. For clubs, national championships and other cuts are planned competitions. The Champions League of UEFA, which is held in Europe but which has equivalents on other continents, is the most coveted trophy in the sport, despite the recent establishment of a World Cup for clubs, yet seeking legitimacy.