The Basics of Football


The objective of the game of Football is to advance the ball ten yards in four plays. Failure to do so will result in a turnover, and the offense is given another set of four downs. The goal is to move the ball into the end zone, or kick it through the goalposts, to score points. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. There are four quarters in a football game, with a halftime break in the second and third quarters.

The standard dimensions of a football pitch are determined by the Laws of the Game. Originally, football pitches were measured in imperial units, but modern laws usually use metric equivalents and traditional units in brackets. However, in popular usage, the traditional units of measurement are used. In addition to this, a player may be penalized for handling the ball, tripping an opponent, or pushing an opponent. In addition to penalties, there are also free kicks awarded to teams that score a goal.

A standard football match consists of two 45-minute halves, or periods. Players dribble the ball, pass it to teammates, and shoot at the opponent’s goal. In some games, the opposing team may try to regain control of the ball. The physical contact between opponents is limited, but may occur. The game is free-flowing, with only a few major incidents. A restart is also specified, and the match is a winner.