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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.

Contributors in Soccer


silver goal

Sports; Soccer

Introduced between 2002 and 2004, under the 'silver goal' ruling, if matches end in a draw after normal time of play, a first 15 minutes of extra time will be played. If one of the teams is in the ...

Golden Boot

Sports; Soccer

An award given to the individual who scores the most goals in a league or tournament, always used in soccer.

Golden Ball

Sports; Soccer

This is an award given by FIFA to the best player during the FIFA World cup finals.

Golden Glove Award

Sports; Soccer

This is an award given to the best goalkeeper during the FIFA World cup finals.

Best Young Player

Sports; Soccer

Initiated in 2006, it is an award given to best player at the FIFA World cup finals who is under 21 years at the start of the calendar year.

FIFA Fair Play Trophy

Sports; Soccer

Initiated in 1970, it is an award given to the team with the best fair play record.

advantage rule

Sports; Soccer

A clause in the rules that directs the referee to refrain from stopping play for a foul if a stoppage would benefit the team that committed the violation.

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