Association football (also known as soccer) is an exciting team sport played with a round ball. It is the most popular team sport in the world with tens of millions of players and fans. The sport’s biggest competition is the FIFA World Cup, which is held every four years.
Which sport has been played on the moon?
Games that involve kicking a ball have been played since ancient times. In some countries, mob football was played between rival villages. The first full rules were drawn up in London, UK, in the 19th Century.
Football is played on a grass pitch. The 11 players on a side include defenders, midfielders, attackers (who score goals) and a goalkeeper.
A player can use any part of his body, other than his hands and arms, to control the ball. Only the goalkeeper can touch the ball with his hands. Players mainly use their feet to move the ball.
Early footballs, were made of pig’s bladder with a leather casing. Today, footballs are lighter and can be swerved in the air by players like Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tackling is when one player challenges another for the ball. If a player makes an unfair tacke, the referee shows him a red card and sends him off.
Scoring a Goal
To score a goal, a team must get the whole of the ball over their opponent’s goal line. Iran’s Ali Daei was the first male player to score over 100 goals for his country. Female striker Mia Hamm scored 158 goals for the USA during her career.
Players celebrate after scoring a goal. But if this goes on too long, the referee, who is in charge of the match, may show a yellow warning card for time-wasting.
All over the world, children enjoy games of football on the streets. The great Brazilian player, Pele, began playing street football as a child. As an adult his team won the World Cup three times and he scored 1,281 goals himself.
Sports GK Questions- Football
Question 1. What is the name given to the players who try to score goals?
Question 2. Which player is allowed to touch the ball with their hands?
Answer: The goalkeeper
Question 3. The warning card is yellow. True or false?
Question 4. Is challenging for the ball known as passing, throwing in or tackling?
Question 5. What is a football pitch usually made of?
Question 6. Who has scored over 100 goals for his country Wayne Rooney, Michael Ballack or Ali Daei?
Answer: Ali Daei
Question 7. What is the person in charge of a football match called?
Answer: The referee
Question 8. How often did Pelé help win the World Cup?
Question 9. How many players are in a football team?
Question 10. What colour is the card that means the player is sent off the pitch?
Question 11. In which city were the first full rules of football created!
Question 12. Did Pelé score 478, 809 or 1,281 goals in his career!
Question 13. Does Cristiano Ronaldo play for Portugal, France or Brazil
Question 14. Which of the following parts of the body can a footballer use to control the ball: head, chest, arms, thigh, hand
Answer: Head, chest, thigh
Question 15. For what country did Ali Daei play?
Question 16. What animal’s bladder was used to make early footballs!
Answer: A pigs
Question 17. Which American woman has scored 158 goals for her country?
Answer: Mia Hamm
Question 18. For what country did Pelé play?