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It all started with the Native Americans. When the pilgrims came to America, they saw the Native Americans playing a form of soccer. It wasn't until 1862 that soccer became an organized sport. Back then soccer was called rugby.
Soccer is a fairly new sport with very simple rules These rules follow the 17 Laws of soccer ...
The 17 rules of soccer have to do with 1. the field of play, 2. the ball, 3. the number of players, 4.the players equipment, 5. the referee, 6. the assistant referee, 7.the length of the match, 8. the start and restart of play, 9.the ball in and out of play, 10. the method of scoring, 11. offsides, 12. fouls and misconduct, 13. free kicks, 14.the penalty kick, 15.the throw in, 16.the goal kick, 17. the corner kick.
It's very important to know that you can NOT touch the ball with your hands unless you are the goalie.