Synopses & Reviews
There are over 200 countries in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of soccer. It truly is the world's most popular sport, attracting players of all ages and walks of life. Just as there are Rules of War to limit excesses and which should be honored, so there are Rules of the Game that should be observed to ensure the safety of the players and provide the maximum enjoyment for them and spectators alike. Players need to know what is fair and unfair, how to avoid offenses that could stop the game, and how to avoid handing the ball over to their opponents, just as coaches and officials need to have enough information to set correct discipline on and off the field.
With over 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, this completely updated Official Soccer Rules Illustrated answers all the frequently and not-so-frequently asked questions about the rules of soccer, providing fans, parents, and coaches with easily understood explanations of the rules of play, and imparting a quick and clear understanding. Soccer has been described as "the people's game, " and to make the most of each game, it is important to have a basic knowledge of the rules, and this is the perfect book for the job! While the game of soccer does not need elaborate equipment, this helpful book is certainly a must-have for soccer players who want to play in friendly team games or in organized matches in competition. This simple, clear, authoritative approach will broaden your knowledge and increase your enjoyment of the world's most widely played sport.