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Soccer Informative Speech

Mr. Knox 2nd hour

Ali The Pimp Egyptian

on 2 April 2014

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Transcript of Soccer Informative Speech

the most popular sport in the world
At the current time being, soccer is played by over 265 million people in over 200 countries, making it the most widely spread and played sport in the world
Soccer is enjoyed by over 3.5 billion people in the world
Soccer is liked by many passionate fans around the world
History of Soccer
Soccer was believed to have been created over 3,000 years ago.
The origin of the game was founded in Japan and China
The first ever football association (soccer) was created in England in 1863
Soccer quickly became popular all throughout Europe
It spread to other countries in Asia, Africa, North America, and South America
International leagues began and eventually, the FIFA World Cup began in 1930 and has continued even until today
Rules and Regulations
Soccer is played with eleven players on each team
This includes a goalie
A goalie is the only player on the field who is allowed to use their hands during the game
If any other player touches the ball with their hands intentionally, it will result in a penalty or a free kick for the other team depending on where the foul was committed.
Players in the field of a soccer match must use their feet to move the ball
However, they may use their thighs, shoulders, head, and chest to control or make a move with the ball
Soccer is regulated by referees
In a typical game there are three referees and 11 players for each side
Fun Facts
America and Canada are the only countries to call it soccer;whereas, every other country calls it football
The average attendance of a European soccer match is anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000 people
The highest scoring soccer game was 31-0
The World Cup is the largest
tournament in the world
Uraguay was the first country to host the World Cup in 1930
In 1964 a referee's call during a soccer match in Peru caused a riot that killed over 300 people!

By: Jason McLarney
By:Ali Ibrahim
In 1966 the World Cup trophy was stolen and later found by a dog days before the tournament began
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