Information On Soccer Known as football in other countries Most famous in England Very similar to rugby Kept kids out of trouble in 1830’s
H o w I t G o t S t a r t e d Started 3,000 years ago <ul><li>Japanese used a leather ball </li></ul><ul><li>Romans had 72 men on a side </li></ul><ul><li>Half would have to be hospitalized after </li></ul>Started in Japan in 1004 B.C
The World Cup Next world cup will be in 2010 Will be held in South Africa Organized by FIFA First World Cup took place in Uruguay
Equipment Required to wear cleats Also have to wear shin guards. Uniforms to represent your team Occasionally a mouth guard
Mia Hamm 3 time soccer athlete of the year Position is forward and is number 9 Won gold medal at 1996 Olympics 186 Full-International goals
T a y l o r T w e l l m a n Youngest player to score 75 goals Plays for Revolution and National team Position is forward He is number 20
Indoor Soccer Usually play in the winter Use different kind of soccer shoes Ground made of turf or fake grass Has boards around whole field
M T O C Massachusetts Tournament of Champions Sponsored by Mass Youth Soccer Teams from all over Mass. Held in June
Soccer In England A popular team is Manchester United Was originally banned Would imprison anyone if caught playing Was most popular in the 1800’s
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