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How big is a regulation size soccer ball?

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A regulation size soccer ball used in international matches and by people ages 12 and older weighs 14 to 16 ounces and has a circumference of 27 to 28 inches. In soccer, there are five different ball sizes depending on the age group and skill level.

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Size three to size five are the only soccer balls that can be used in matches. Size three balls are used for children age 8 or younger and weigh 11 to 12 ounces and have a circumference of 23 to 24 inches. Size four balls are used for players between the ages of 8 to 12 and weigh 12 to 13 ounces and have a circumference of 25 to 26 inches. Size one and two are promotional soccer balls and have a circumference of 18 to 20 inches or 20 to 22 inches.

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