Soccer Fun Facts (part 2)

1. Soccer fun facts

  • The origin of soccer

In the 1850s, this game came to the U.S through New Orleans. And, it’s said that Irish and Scottish immigrants imported this game to this country. Then, it became widely famous and was played in every street in America. In 1908, soccer officially became an Olympic sport.

For those who don’t know anything about football, each team must have 11 players on the field. The number of subs is unlimited. The positions of the players are not fixed. These different positions are goalkeeper, centre-back, sweeper, fullback, wingback, centre-midfielder, defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger, forward and striker. The jobs of each player in the field depend on the strategy of the coach. 

  • Soccer pitch

People play soccer on a particular grassy field called a pitch. This field is generally between 100 and 130 yards long and from 50 to 100 yards wide. If you only play regular soccer with your friends, you can play on any terrain. But, for any special competition, this pitch has to meet various criteria about the grass on the field, the lines, etc. Everything must be perfect.  

  • Six and ten miles

This is the average number of miles that players run in one game. Each match of football lasts 45 minutes. And, sometimes, there is extra time. So, except the goalkeepers, other players have to run around the field for 90 minutes, which requires them to have high physical strength. However, not all players have to play in 90 minutes. If the coach wants to change the strategy, he will exchange players.

2. Online football games you should try when not on the field

2.1. Funny Soccer

This game is enjoyable and comfortable. You don’t play in a team with ten other people; you will face your rival alone.