The World Cup, Football, and the Rule Book
Sports are a physical, mental, and social activity that engages physical strength, agility, and stamina. Sports are organized sports; they are contests to win an award, enhance personal status, or display skill. Sports are a physical activity that engages physical fitness, mental ability, and social interaction. Sports have been considered physical games since ancient times, when the first recorded sports competition took place in Greece.
Sports have become an Olympic sport in the sense that they are both competitive and governed by governing bodies. The most common form of sport in the United States is American football. The National Football League, or NFL, is the governing body for American football. A variety of other organized sports exist in the US, and several other countries around the world. Most significantly, soccer, golf, and baseball are the most popular of all sports.
Association football is a competitive, team-based, physical contact sport played by teams of athletes from different parts of the world. Association football is played between men and women. In international competition, there is no regulation of the sport except that the referee awards the winning team when both teams are comprised of people. International Association Football is played annually.