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Sports to Play in Your Free Time

Soccer is considered the most popular sport in the world. A soccer ball is all you need to start playing soccer. The objective of soccer is driving the ball into the goal of the other team. Soccer is played by two teams of eleven players each. A soccer match lasts about ninety minutes. Even though soccer is practiced in a stadium, you can play soccer with you friends at the park. Also, you can practice soccer on your own by kicking the ball against a wall. You can use your legs, chest and head to move the ball around. However, you can’t use your arms. It can be tricky trying to make the ball land in a specific place. But, with practice you will be able to have more control of the ball. You should carry a bottle of water with yourself because soccer requires you to run around a stadium back and forth. Soccer is a very entertaining sport. You can have fun playing with your friends for hours.

Tennis can be played one versus one or two versus two. The equipment necessary to play tennis is a racquet and balls. You can usually find a tennis court close to your home. The goal of tennis is hitting the ball over the net so it goes to your opponent’s court. A great way to score points is to serve. If you do it right, your opponent won’t be able to reach the ball. You should take into account tennis rules. If you practice often, you will improve your technique and physical condition. Try to use your opponent’s weaknesses to your advantage. If your opponent can’t run fast enough to the back of the court, try to send the ball there. You will become a good tennis player if you earn to keep your emotions under control.

Sports provide you hours of fun and help you make new friends with people that share your interests.

Football

Football is a family of team sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears. Sports commonly called ‘football’ in certain places include: association football (known as soccer in some countries); gridiron football (specifically American football or Canadian football); Australian rules football; rugby football (either rugby league or rugby union); and Gaelic football. These different variations of football are known as football codes.

Various forms of football can be identified in history, often as popular peasant games. Contemporary codes of football can be traced back to the codification of these games at English public schools during the nineteenth century. The expanse of the British Empire allowed these rules of football to spread to areas of British influence outside of the directly controlled Empire, though by the end of the nineteenth century, distinct regional codes were already developing: Gaelic football, for example, deliberately incorporated the rules of local traditional football games in order to maintain their heritage. In 1888, The Football League was founded in England, becoming the first of many professional football competitions. During the twentieth century, several of the various kinds of football grew to become some of the most popular team sports in the world.

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