Soccer is a competitive game in which opposing teams try and score goals with a soccer ball. Soccer is played on a field with nets over the goals.
While it often takes a backseat to the FIFA World Cup, soccer is an Olympic event. The sport has been included in the modern Olympic Summer Games each year except 1896 and 1932; the women's event was added to the Olympic slate in 1996.
A number of different elements go into the making of a soccer ball, with the bladder usually made from butyl or latex, the lining featuring either cotton or polyester and the outer cover consisting of either natural or synthetic leather, all held together with polyester...
Ancient Chinese individuals invented the game that most closely resembles the modern-day sport of soccer. Records of the original game, called "Tsu-Chu," date back to the 3rd century B.C.
Although open to opinion, Argentinian forward Lionel Messi is widely considered to be the best soccer player in the world. Having won the World Player of the Year award four times, Barcelona's Messi is often regarded as the best player on the planet.
Some famous soccer players include Mia Hamm, Alfredo Di Stefano and Radamel Falcao. Most people note that the most famous soccer player in the United States is David Beckham.
Fox Sports transmits live broadcasts of many popular soccer games for both mens and womens leagues. Real-time action is available to the general public on the Fox Sports television network, and to paid digital subscribers at several of its online channels.