How Much You Know About Soccer?

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How Much You Know About Soccer? - Quiz

Soccer is the most famous sport in the world. How much you know about soccer? This quiz is made to test your soccer knowledge. Soccer is a game played for 90 minutes by two teams consisting of 11 players each. Soccer is a hugely popular sport in Europe and Latin America. It is one of the most physically demanding sports. This quiz contains various facts and trivia about soccer. If you like the quiz, share it with your friends and family to help them test their knowledge too.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many soccer balls are usually used in a regular game of soccer in the premier league?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      2

    • E.

      16

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    In a Premier League match, more than one soccer ball is used. While there is one official match ball in play at any given time, multiple spare balls are kept ready around the pitch to ensure quick replacement if the ball in play is kicked out of bounds or becomes defective. This number can vary, but there are usually at least 10 spare balls available during a game to facilitate smooth and continuous play.

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  • 2. 

    Soccer was invented in which country?

    • A.

      Britain

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. Britain
    Explanation
    Soccer was invented in Britain. It is widely accepted that modern soccer, as we know it today, originated in England during the 19th century. The game evolved from various forms of football that were played in different regions of Britain. The Football Association (FA) was established in England in 1863, which standardized the rules and regulations of the game. From there, soccer spread across the world and became one of the most popular sports globally.

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  • 3. 

     When a player receives the ball while being “beyond” the second last opponent is called

    • A.

      Offside

    • B.

      Onside

    • C.

      Penalty

    • D.

      Freekick

    Correct Answer
    A. Offside
    Explanation
    When a player receives the ball while being "beyond" the second last opponent, it is called offside. Offside is a rule in soccer where an attacking player is in an offside position if they are nearer to the opponent's goal line than both the ball and the second last defender when the ball is played to them. This rule is in place to prevent players from gaining an unfair advantage by being in an offside position and potentially scoring a goal.

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  • 4. 

    How many goalies are on the field at one time during game play?

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Three

    • E.

      More than four

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
    Explanation
    During game play, there are typically two goalies on the field at one time.

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  • 5. 

    In what kind of space is soccer played?

    • A.

      Court

    • B.

      Field

    • C.

      Ice rink

    Correct Answer
    B. Field
    Explanation
    Soccer is played on a field, which is a large open space specifically designed for the sport. It typically has grass or artificial turf and is marked with lines and goals. This is where players run, pass, and score goals during a soccer match. The term can vary based on regional language and terminology.

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  • 6. 

    A goal keeper (only the goal keeper) can always use his feet and what during game play?

    • A.

      Hands

    • B.

      Head

    • C.

      Stomach

    • D.

      Face

    Correct Answer
    A. Hands
    Explanation
    During gameplay, a goalkeeper can always use his hands to catch or block the ball. This is a unique privilege given to the goalkeeper in order to protect the goal and prevent the opposing team from scoring. The hands allow the goalkeeper to have better control and accuracy in handling the ball, giving them the ability to make crucial saves and contribute to the success of their team.

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  • 7. 

    A free kick for the offense is called what when the ball is placed on a line inside the penalty box(the big box around the goal)?

    • A.

      Free kick

    • B.

      Free shot

    • C.

      Penalty kick

    • D.

      Free shot on goal

    Correct Answer
    C. Penalty kick
    Explanation
    When a free kick is awarded to the offense and the ball is placed on a line inside the penalty box (the big box around the goal), it is commonly referred to as a "penalty kick." A penalty kick is a direct free kick taken from the penalty spot, which is located 11 meters (approximately 12 yards) away from the goal line. It's a significant scoring opportunity for the offensive team, as only the goalkeeper is allowed to defend the goal during a penalty kick situation.

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  • 8. 

    When is a penalty kick given to the ofense?

    • A.

      When the ball goes in the air at any place on the field

    • B.

      When the goal keeper heads the ball

    • C.

      When the ball touches the ground inside the penalty box

    • D.

      When a foul is made by any player in the penalty box

    Correct Answer
    D. When a foul is made by any player in the penalty box
    Explanation
    A penalty kick is awarded to the offense when a foul is committed by any player within the penalty box. This can include infractions such as handballs, tripping, pushing, or other unsporting behavior by defenders, goalkeepers, or attacking players. The penalty kick gives the offense a scoring opportunity from the penalty spot, serving as a significant deterrent against fouls in this crucial area near the goal.

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  • 9. 

    When can the field players touch the ball with their hands?

    • A.

      Throw in 

    • B.

      Always

    • C.

      In the second half of the game

    • D.

      In the first half of the game

    Correct Answer
    A. Throw in 
    Explanation
    When the entirety of the ball crosses over the touchline, either on the playing field or in the air, a throw-in is granted to the adversaries of the player who had the last contact with the ball. This means that if a player, from one team, is the last to make contact with the ball before it fully crosses the boundary line, the opposing team is awarded a throw-in. The throw-in is taken from the point on the touchline where the ball exited the field of play. This rule is implemented to ensure a fair restart of the game and to give the opposing team an opportunity to gain possession and resume play from the designated throw-in location.

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  • 10. 

    In soccer, what happens if a player receives a red card during a match?

    • A.

      The player is temporarily suspended for a specific duration of the match.

    • B.

      The team of the penalized player plays with one less player for the entire match.

    • C.

      The player is cautioned but can continue playing.

    • D.

      The match is immediately abandoned.

    Correct Answer
    B. The team of the penalized player plays with one less player for the entire match.
    Explanation
    When a player receives a red card in soccer, it indicates a serious offense, and the player is ejected from the match. The team of the penalized player must play with one less player for the remainder of the game, leaving them at a numerical disadvantage.

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