In soccer there are two teams of eleven players on the field at one time during a game. The teams can have more than eleven players but only eleven are allowed on the field from each team (the extra players are called "substitute players" or "subs" for short). Each team sets up the eleven players into a formation, with each player in a position, but the formation is not strict because players can switch formations or positions throughout the flow of the game.



Image shows an example of a formation, 4-2-3-1, that a team can be in (Circle #1 is the goalkeeper).

The object of the game is to score a goal by getting the soccer ball to completely cross the goal line. This does not have to be done with just your feet, you can use any body part necessary except from your arms and down. There are more rules in soccer but too many to include on this page so click here for more rules and regulations.