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Learning About Soccer

Scenario:
You decide to learn more about soccer. Search the internet for answers to your questions.

Questions:

  1. Modern soccer was invented in what country?
     
  2. Originally, the game was called Football.  The rules that people used all over the country varied widely.  There were some people who wanted to be able to carry the ball with your hands!  In 1863, the people who wanted NO use of hands started Association Football, while those who allowed the carrying of the ball started a different game called ______.
     
  3. How did the term “soccer” originate?
     
  4. In what year did the World Cup begin?
     
  5. How old does that make the World Cup event?
     
  6. What country won the first World Cup? 
     
  7. What country won the most recent World Cup?
     
  8. In what year was the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) founded?
     
  9. How old does that make the AYSO?
     
  10. How many players play for each team in regulation play?
     
  11. What is the diameter of the ball in regulation play?
     
  12. In meters, what are the minimum and maximum lengths of the pitch in regulation play?
     
  13. In meters, what are the minimum and maximum widths of the pitch in regulation play?
     
  14. Using the answers from questions 11 and 12, what is the minimum area of the pitch, in square meters?
     
  15. What is the maximum area of the pitch, in square meters?
     
  16. In feet, what are the width and height of a goal in regulation play?
     
  17. What is the area of the opening of the goal, in square feet?
     
  18. How many minutes long is a game in regulation play?
     

1Search Engines:
Google: http://www.google.com
Yahoo: http://www.yahoo.com
Ask: http://www.ask.com
MSN: http://search.msn.com
About.com: http://www.about.com

2Encyclopedias:
Encarta: http://encarta.msn.com
Wikipedia: http://www.wikipedia.org