Football is not an Indian game. It is an English game. We have learned to play football from the English. Nowadays almost every school, colleges has a football team. Football is played in an open field. Hence, it is called an outdoor game. The fields are generally 100 yards long and 55 yards broad. Two goal posts with a bar over them are placed at each end of the field. The game is played between two teams. Each team consists of eleven players. At present, there is one goalkeeper.
The game is played generally for ninety minutes. However, there is a period of rest for five or ten minutes after the half time is over. During the play, the goalkeeper can only touch the ball. It is a very interesting game. It teaches the players the value and importance of discipline. It instills in them the feeling of co-operation, which is how to work in harmony. Players learn the value of judgment. It is a healthy exercise.
This year in the FIFA world Cup, which is the most awaited event of the year Germany was the winner. After every 4 years, FIFA is held. This year the game was organized in Brazil. Germany won the match victoriously. Argentina stood second in the World Cup. In the world of football, we have other big competitions like English Premier League and Barclays Premier League. Lionel Messi was awarded with an award in the World Cup for his excellent performance.