Association football, more popularly called football Association, is an organized team sport usually played between two teams of eleven players each. It is the most popular sport in the world, with an estimated total audience of over 250 million spectators each year. football can be played either with two separate teams at each end of the field, or with one team playing at each end of the field alongside another team. The latter method is referred to as a penalty kick, where the team playing at the opposite end of the field is penalized for having too few players on the field, or a team being penalized for having more players than allowed.
The object of football is to score more points than the opposition by scoring kicks or goals from any position on the field other than the foul line, which is the point from which a direct kick is made. In games played with more than two teams, each team chooses a field, usually square and usually with three goals, rather than the normal six. The object is to take the lead or “go ahead” possession before the other team has the chance to equal or surpass that lead. A game is completed when one team scores more goals than the other team.
There are two different types of football: American football, which is played between two separate teams in an even fashion; and European football which is played between the two teams in a competitive manner. Most people associate football with American football and with soccer being played in the United States, but this is not necessarily true. Football can also be played between two separate teams at each end of a long field. Such a game is known as half-time football or extra time football. The object of any game is to win.
There are several different types of football in the world, including Association football, which is played between teams of the same nations or regions. It may have some type of international playing structure, which is an example of Inter-Association football. European football or European soccer is played between countries from Europe. Finally, League football is played among different professional teams from the United Kingdom. Professional football is played in a rectangular field with ten yards of either side and three points. In most cases, the goal is a touch or kick made by a ball with a specific shape.
Each game is separated into separate periods called quarters and half-time. Quarterbacks are typically the passers in every game. Touching the ball is optional except for field goal attempts. In most games played between two teams with both teams using eleven men on each team, the game is completed when one team scores more points than the other team.
Half-time is the extra period that begins the final quarter of any regular or championship game played between two teams. It can last up to two full working hours. In most cases, the game is concluded once a result has been reached by one team.