Soccer In Brazil

Adelina Cecunjanin

Soccer In Brazil

Soccer is a very popular sport in many countries. There has been early evidence of soccer played in China during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. It was said that early growth of the modern game soccer started in England. It is said that during medieval times, the old form of soccer used to allow many ill practices like kicking, punching, biting, and gouging. which are all not allowed today. 

Playing Soccer

Two teams of eleven players each compete to get the ball into the other team's goal. The team who scores more goals at the end of the game is the winner. The players can not handle the ball with their hands, but with their feet. Players will dribble the ball to their team mate, and shot for the goal that is blocked by the other teams goalkeeper. If they make it into the goal their team gets 2 points. The opponents can try to take the ball from the team, but physical contact between players is restricted.

Soccer Game

Usually a soccer game is about 45 minutes. But, a referee may add extra time, and breaks. In a game with about 90 extra minutes, you can expect to be in they game for 105-120 minutes.


As long as the ball is in play and no rules are broken, the players can score goals. A goal is considered when the ball crosses one of the goal areas. Goals can be scored from action, from penalty spots and direct free kicks.

Field Dimensions

Not all pitches are the same size, though the preferred size for many professional teams is about 110–120 yards (100–110 m) long by 70–80 yards (64–73 m) wide, These soccer field dimensions are wider than the regulation American football field width of 53 1⁄3 yards (48.8 m).

Strategy Of Soccer

One strategy of offensive play that all soccer players should employ is Passing and Moving. When they need to either pass the ball or dribble.They should always be moving and looking for an opening, to try to get close to the goal.Offensive soccer strategy is to Switch the Attack. This is a long pass to another area of the field that has less defenders. Some offensive soccer teams will play Possession Ball, when the players try to keep the ball for a long time. There are many strategies to soccer.

Penalties and Fouls

 Minor offenses is when the opposing team is awarded an indirect free kick.In More serious offenses the opposing team is awarded a direct free kick. A Caution is when a yellow card can be given for repeated fouls.An Expulsion is when the player must leave the game and cannot be substituted.Kicking and jumping opponent, tripping, charging and opponent, pushing, tackling, holding, and touching the ball with your hands.


Mandatory shin guards protect players from kicks and hard-struck balls. Games also require the wearing of numbered jerseys, shorts, footwear such as cleats and long socks to cover the shin guards. Goalkeepers need gloves that protect their hands from the ball’s impact and allow a firm grasp of the ball. They must  wear a jersey of a different color to either team’s field players.

Soccer Leagues

In Brazil, soccer is a very competitive and important sport. Soccer has many different leagues. Some of the leagues are professional, amateur, cup games, international completion, and the Olympic Games. In Brazil, there are also National Championships, State Championships, State Cups, Copa do Brasil.

Soccer Changed

Soccer changed since it originated. Soccer is a popular sport. Now violence like punching, kicking, biting and gouging are not allowed. Goals were made in 1869, and corner kicks were added in 1872. A referee first used a whistle in 1878 and penalties were not made until 1891. Eventually the referee became the only person to eject players, call fouls, give free kicks and other things. As  years go on soccer will change, but the love for soccer never will.


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