Soccer is a sport that uses a ball made of leather and is played by two teams, each consisting of 11 (eleven) the core players and some players back.
Entering the 21st century, this sport has been played by over 250 million people in 200 countries, making it the most popular sport in the world.
Soccer aims to score as much as possible by using the ball into the opposing goal. Soccer is played in a rectangular court, on grass or artificial turf.
In general, only goalkeeper who is eligible to touch the ball with their hands or arms in the goal area, while 10 (ten) other players are allowed to use the whole body other than the hands, usually the legs to kick, chest to control, and head to the ball.
The team that scored the most goals at the end of the game is the winner.
Soccer sports history began in the 2nd century BC and -3 in China. In the Han Dynasty, community dribble kicked skin with small nets.
A similar game played in Japan with the title Come. In Italy, the game kicking and carrying the ball is also popular, especially start of the 16th century.
Modern soccer began to develop in the UK and became very popular. In some competitions, the game is causing a lot of violence during the game so that the end of King Edward III banned the sport in 1365.
King James I of Scotland also support a ban to play soccer or in some places say it football.
In 1815, a major cause of soccer development became famous in the university and the school environment.
The birth of modern soccer occurred in the Freemasons Tavern in 1863 when 11 schools and clubs get together and formulate basic rules for the game.
Along with that, there is a clear separation between the sport of rugby to football (soccer). In 1869, carrying the ball with his hands began banned in soccer.
During the 1800s, the sport was brought by sailors, merchants, and British troops to various parts of the world. In 1904, the highest association football world (FIFA) was formed and in the early 1900's, various competitions played in various countries.