Football – Overview

July 5, 2024
Football - Overview

Football, also known as soccer in some regions, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players each, using a spherical ball. The objective is to score goals by getting the ball into the opposing team’s goal.

Players primarily use their feet to kick the ball, but can also use other parts of their body except their hands or arms, except the goalkeeper within their penalty area. Football is the world’s most popular sport, played and watched by millions worldwide.

It’s known for its passionate fan base, strategic gameplay, and iconic tournaments like the FIFA World Cup, EPL, LA LIGA, SERIE A, and UEFA Champions League, etc.

In addition, here are some of the main continental football tournaments:

1. UEFA European Championship (Euro) – Europe

2. Copa América – South America

3. Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) – Africa

4. AFC Asian Cup – Asia

5. CONCACAF Gold Cup – North America, Central America, and the Caribbean

6. OFC Nations Cup – Oceania

These are the major continental tournaments, but there are also smaller regional tournaments and qualifiers for various championships.

FIFA’s headquarters is located in Zurich, Switzerland.

The current president is Swiss-Italian Gianni Infantino, elected on 26 February 2016.

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