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Soccer is a competitive sport usually played between two teams of 11 players with a spherical ball. The object of the game is to kick the ball into the opposing team's goal. Participants are not allowed to use their hands to touch the ball with the exception of throwing the ball back into play after it goes out of bounds.

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simulation

Sports; Soccer

Also known as "diving", simulation refers to a player's attempt to fake an injury to either buy more time or get the referee to call a foul on the other team for the injury. A player who attempts ...

diving

Sports; Soccer

Also known as "simulation", diving refers to a player's attempt to fake an injury to either buy more time or get the referee to call a foul on the other team for the injury. A player who attempts to ...

nadeshiko

Sports; Soccer

The name for the Japanese women's soccer team, after a mountain flower thought to be a symbol of femininity in traditional Japanese culture.

Japan's Women Soccer Team

Sports; Soccer

Affectionately known as "Nadeshiko," Japan's Women Soccer Team became the first Asian nation to win the Women’s World Cup, beating the U.S. 3-1 in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw.

Team to beat

Sports; Soccer

Team to beat is a term often used in soccer to refer to a team that is most likely to top the league or win the competition. It is usually the strongest team that opponents will find difficult to ...

Man of the Match

Sports; Soccer

A player chosen as having made the most sensational and brilliant performance during a match. He is chosen by a team of experts; originally it was used in cricket but has now been adopted by other ...

Golden Goal

Sports; Soccer

The Golden Goal is a method which was introduced in 1992 in soccer games to decide the winner of games in elimination matches which ended in a draw after normal play time. Golden goal rule allows the ...

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