4-7 Let's Play Soccer

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Let's Play Soccer

  Did you know that soccer is the easiest of all team sports to understand?  It is also the most popular spectator sport in the world!  The world championship game, the World Cup, is played between national teams every four years.

  The objective of the game is to get the ball into the opponent's goal.  A soccer ball is 27 to 28 inches in circumference and weighs 14 to 16 ounces.  A game is governed by three officials, and lasts 90 minutes, divided into two 45-minute halves.

  A soccer team consists of eleven players: five forwards, three halfbacks, two fullbacks, and one goalkeeper.  The goalkeeper or goalie, plays directly in front of the goal and is the only player allowed to touch the ball with his hands.  All other players must control the ball using their feet, knees, body, and heads.

  So gather your shin guards, socks and shoes and let's head to the soccer field!


Answer the questions below.


The world championship game is called the .


A soccer game lasts minutes.


Another name for goalkeeper is .


A soccer team consists of players. 


The goalkeeper is the only player allowed to touch the ball with his


The championship game is played between teams every four years.. 


One half of a soccer match is minutes.

Soccer is the most popular sport is the world.
A spectator is
another name for a forward on a soccer team

someone who watches a soccer game

an official

Which player on a soccer team plays in front of the goal?





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