Rugby

Rugby is a free-flowing game that features a combination of strength, speed and strategy to move a ball into an opponent’s territory. Rugby is a full-contact sport yet players wear little-or no protective gear. Rugby evolved from football (soccer) and is often called the ‘game played in heaven’.

Two teams play in an 80-minute match and use an oval ball to try to score more points than the other team. A team is made up of 15 players, which are divided into forwards, who tend to be the bigger and stronger players that fight for possession of the ball, and the backs, who are the faster and more agile players that usually are the ones to score tries. Players can run and kick the ball, but can only pass it backwards.

Rugby is similar to both American football and soccer. In all three sports, you can kick the ball. But there are also some differences for example, there are no pads or helmets, there are different ways of scoring and passing, and the pitch is rectangular, not oval. I hope my blog has helped u understand more about soccer and hopefully find an interest in it.

http://www.whatisrugby.com/rugby-basics/rubgy-overview/  Definition of rugby.

http://www.tdchristian.ca/classes/physed/rugby.pdf Description of the game.

http://www.rugby.com.au/tryrugby/Playing/RugbyExplained.aspx  Rules of the Game.

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World Cup

The FIFA World Cup™ is the biggest soccer single-event sporting competition in the world and is contested by the senior men’s national teams from the 208 Member Associations of FIFA. The competition has been played every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. It fulfils FIFA’s objectives to touch the world, develop the game, and build a better future through a variety of ways.

The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation(s) over a period of one month. This phase is often called the Final Competition. A qualification phase, the Preliminary Competition which currently takes place over the preceding three years, is used to determine which teams qualify for the tournament together with the host nation(s).

The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany and the 2010 event in South Africa was broadcast to 204 countries on 245 different channels. Inside the stadiums, a total of 3,170,856 spectators attended the 64 matches an average of 49,670 per match and the third highest aggregate attendance behind USA 1994 and Germany 2006.

http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/worldcup/ – About the world cup.

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/the-basics-of-soccers-world-cup.html The Basics of Soccer’s World Cup.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/ – World Cup Definition of the World Cup.

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Football

Football is a dynamic sport that demands peak physical performance and exceptional mental acuity on the part of its players. It is a game that is simple in essence but complex in application. At a fundamental level, football is basically a version of Capture the Flag, get to the opponent’s end of the field to win the drive and collect points. A game played by two teams of 11 players each on a rectangular, 100-yard-long field with goal lines and goalposts at either end, the object being to gain possession of a ball and advance it in running or passing plays across the opponent’s goal line or kick it through the air between the opponent’s goalposts. The game itself is most easily categorized into three sections – the offense, defense and kicking. The kicker is called the punter.

Football is related to soccer because they’re both played on a grass field and they both use cleats as explained in my second blog. Also, u can kick the ball in both football and soccer. The differences are that you can use your hands in football but your cant in soccer, it would be a fowl.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/107411-description-game-football/ Description of the football.

http://www.internetlooks.com/americanfootball.html Description of football and rules.

http://www.brockwayfamily.com/1900%20Football/Description%20of%20Football.htm Description

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Cleats

Soccer shoes, soccer cleats, soccer boots, cleats, football boots, firm ground shoes, no matter what you call them, they are a game essential. Soccer boots, called cleats or soccer shoes, are an item of footwear worn when playing football/Soccer. Cleats or studs are protrusions on the sole of a shoe, or on an external attachment to a shoe, that provide additional traction on a soft or slippery surface. Those designed for grass pitches have studs on the outsole to aid grip.Cleats prevent friction from field or grass and gives you more control of the ball. These websites will give you a complete guide to cleats.

Studs/Cleats

The blades or cones on the bottom of many soccer shoes are used to improve traction. The stud itself is often called a cleat and can be fixed/molded or detachable on the bottom of the shoe. Typically, there are three main types of studs: bladed, hard ground and round/conical. The actual stud may be made of plastic, rubber or metal-tipped. These websites will give you a complete guide to cleats.

http://www.soccer.com/guide/soccer-shoe-guide/  Guide to cleats, Parts and Uses.

http://www.worldsoccershop.com/buyers-guide-boots.html Types of Cleats, Prices and sizes.

http://www.soccercleats101.com/ new cleats that have just been released and description.

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