Soccer is the a form of football played by 2 teams with 11 players in which the ball may be advanced by kicking or by bouncing it off any part of the body but the arms and hands, except in the case of the goalkeepers, who may use their hands to catch, carry, throw, or stop the ball. Soccer is a well know sport. It is played nation wide all around the world. It doesn’t only have men playing but they also have women soccer teams going on. Soccer is one of the most popular international team sport since 1823 starting in England. A game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end. The length of the rectangular field (pitch) specified for international adult matches is in the range 100-110 metres (110-120 yd) and the width is in the range 64-75 metres. Match consists of two periods of 45 minutes each, known as halves. Each half runs continuously, which means the clock is not stopped when the ball is out of play; the referee does, however, make allowance for time lost through significant stoppages. There is usually a 15-minute "half-time" break between halves. The end of the match is known as full-time.
- kick-off: following a goal by the opposing team, or to begin each period of play.
- throw-in : when the ball has wholly crossed the touchline; awarded to opposing team to that which last touched the ball.
- goal kick: when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by an attacker; awarded to defending team.
- corner kick: when the ball has wholly crossed the goal line without a goal having been scored and having last been touched by a defender; awarded to attacking team.
- indirect free kick: awarded to the opposing team following "non-penal" fouls, certain technical infringements, or when play is stopped to caution/send-off an opponent without a specific foul having occurred. A goal may not be scored directly from an indirect free kick.
- direct free kick: awarded to fouled team following certain listed "penal" fouls.
- penalty kick: awarded to the fouled team following a foul usually punishable by a direct free kick but that has occurred within their opponent's penalty area.
- Dropped ball: occurs when the referee has stopped play for any other reason (e.g., a serious injury to a player, interference by an external party, or a ball becoming defective). This restart is uncommon in adult games.