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10-08-2010 12:40 BJT

Football derived from ancient China 5,000 years before, while the modern game of football started from England. Men’s football made its debut on the London Olympic in 1908, while women's football came to Olympic family till 1996, the Atlantic Olympic. The same as basketball, football is also one of the games which showed its performance since the 1st Asian Games in New Delhi.

Football field must be rectangular. The length of the touch line must be greater than the length of goal line. International matches standard: length 105m, width 68m.

The Olympic football match is made up of first and second half, each half 45 minutes, with no more than 15 minutes break in between. It is played by two teams, each consisting of no more than 11 players, one of whom is the goalkeeper. A match may not start if either team consists of fewer than seven players. Up to a maximum of three substitutes may be used. A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: GAGOC

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