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Soccer Rules & Skills - Quiz

Soccer is commonly known as football by most of the countries in the world and involves two teams with eleven players playing against each other. The ultimate cup is the World Cup which involves players representing their home countries. Are you an upcoming soccer player and think you know all the rules and skills the game requires? Test yourself by taking the test below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1.  Each team may have ______ players including a goalie. 

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    C. 11
    Explanation
    Each team may have 11 players including a goalie. This is a common rule in many sports like soccer, field hockey, and cricket. Having 11 players allows for a balanced and competitive game, with enough players on the field to cover different positions and responsibilities. The goalie, also known as the goalkeeper or the keeper, is an essential player who defends the goal and prevents the opposing team from scoring.

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  • 2. 

    2.  To shoot the ball, players should point their toes to the ground and kick the ball with the laces. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When shooting the ball, players should point their toes to the ground and kick the ball with the laces. This is because kicking the ball with the laces provides more power and accuracy compared to other parts of the foot. By pointing their toes downwards, players can ensure that they make contact with the ball using the laces, which allows for a stronger and more controlled shot. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    3.  If an offensive player is fouled in the box, the result is a _________kick. 

    • A.

      Corner

    • B.

      Direct

    • C.

      Indirect

    • D.

      Penalty

    Correct Answer
    D. Penalty
    Explanation
    If an offensive player is fouled in the box, the result is a penalty kick. A penalty kick is awarded to the offensive team when a foul is committed by a defending player inside their own penalty area. This is a direct free kick taken from the penalty spot, with only the goalkeeper allowed to defend the goal. It is a high-pressure situation for the offensive player as they have a clear shot at goal with no defensive wall in front of them.

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  • 4. 

    4.  According to the Two- Touch Rule, a player cannot touch the ball twice in a row when putting the ball in play. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the Two-Touch Rule, a player is not allowed to touch the ball twice consecutively when putting the ball in play. This rule ensures fair play and prevents any player from gaining an unfair advantage by manipulating the ball multiple times in a row. By enforcing this rule, it encourages players to distribute the ball evenly among teammates and promotes equal participation in the game.

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  • 5. 

    5.  True or False: A player is allowed to kick, trip, jump at, charge, strike, push, hold, or spit at an opponent.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a player is not allowed to engage in any form of violent or harmful behavior towards an opponent, such as kicking, tripping, jumping at, charging, striking, pushing, holding, or spitting. These actions are considered fouls and can result in penalties or even ejection from the game.

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  • 6. 

    6.  It is best to pass with which part of the foot?

    • A.

      Outside

    • B.

      Top

    • C.

      Inside

    • D.

      Bottom

    Correct Answer
    C. Inside
    Explanation
    Passing with the inside part of the foot is considered the best technique because it provides better accuracy and control over the ball. When passing with the inside of the foot, players have more surface area to make contact with the ball, allowing them to have better ball control and precision in their passes. Additionally, passing with the inside of the foot allows players to disguise their passes and make them less predictable to opponents. This technique is commonly used in short and medium-range passes in soccer.

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  • 7. 

    7.  True or False: If the ball is kicked into the air, a player is allowed to use their hand to knock the ball back down to the ground.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the rules of soccer, if the ball is kicked into the air, a player is not allowed to use their hand to knock the ball back down to the ground. The use of hands is only permitted for the goalkeeper within their own penalty area, and for throw-ins. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 8. 

    8.  A penalty kick is taken _____________ yards away from the goal line.

    • A.

      5 yards

    • B.

      12 yards

    • C.

      27 yards

    • D.

      50 yards

    Correct Answer
    B. 12 yards
    Explanation
    A penalty kick is taken 12 yards away from the goal line. This distance is standardized and is the same in all levels of soccer. It allows for a fair and consistent opportunity for the attacking team to score a goal, while also giving the goalkeeper a reasonable chance to make a save.

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  • 9. 

    9.  According to FIFA, a player that receives a _________ card is ejected from the game. 

    • A.

      Purple

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Blue

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    D. Red
    Explanation
    According to FIFA, a player that receives a red card is ejected from the game.

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  • 10. 

    10.  What basic soccer skill is used when the ball goes out of bounds on the sideline?

    • A.

      Throw In

    • B.

      Bicycle Kick

    • C.

      Dribbling

    • D.

      One Time Pass

    Correct Answer
    A. Throw In
    Explanation
    When the ball goes out of bounds on the sideline in soccer, the basic skill used to resume play is a throw-in. A throw-in is awarded to the opposing team of the player who last touched the ball before it went out of bounds. The player taking the throw-in must use both hands to throw the ball from behind and over their head, while keeping both feet on the ground. This skill allows the team to regain possession and continue the game.

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