How many countries play soccer in 2023 ?

How many countries play soccer?

    How many countries play soccer in 2023?

                                           Foot Ball

overview

In football, each team consists of 11 players, and both sides strive to kick the ball into the opponent’s goal. Because the sport requires only one ball to play, it is popular all over the world. Football is played in more than 200 countries and regions, and more than 250 million people around the world are playing football.

The rules of the game were finalized in 1863 at the meeting of the newly formed Football Association, which was held in London. The FIFA World Cup has been held every four years since 1930. This event is the most watched large-scale football event in the world.

In fact, men’s Olympic football has a longer history than the FIFA World Cup. Since the 1900 Paris Olympic Games, the Olympic men’s football competition has appeared in almost every Olympic Games except the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Before the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, participating players were limited to amateurs. Today, Olympic football is a platform for young talented players to showcase their talents to the world, and the game is fascinating.

Olympic football’s emphasis on young players is due to a rule introduced at the 1992 Barcelona Games – a maximum age of 23 for participating players. Since the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, each team has allowed three overage players to participate.

In addition, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics added women’s football, which has no age limit. The inclusion of women’s football in the Olympic program has greatly contributed to the growing development and growth of women’s football around the world.

  game plan

16 Team Championship (Men)

12-Team Championship (Women)

  the essence of the sport

great goal great game

 

Everyone knows that the object of football is to score more goals than your opponent. The game consists of a 45-minute first half and a second half. The knockout stage sometimes requires overtime and penalty shootouts to decide the outcome of the game.

In addition to hosts Japan, 15 other men’s national teams will qualify through preliminaries organized by six continental football federations. The other 11 women’s national teams have qualified for the Olympic Games in the same way.

Both men’s and women’s football matches consist of a group stage and a knockout stage. In the group stage, each group consists of four teams. Teams in each group meet once, 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and no points for a loss. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout round (the two best third places in the women’s football competition also advance to the knockout round), which consists of quarter-finals, semi-finals, bronze medal match and gold medal match.

Since the Sydney Olympics in 2000, football is the only competition that has been contested before the opening day. The reason is that the football game schedule is intensive and players need to ensure sufficient rest time between games.

Soccer players need speed, strength and fitness, as well as excellent ball control skills and team tactics. During the game, the referee is responsible for law enforcement. Fouls may lead to yellow cards. If a player receives two yellow cards, two yellow cards will turn into one red and he will be sent off. If a player commits a serious foul, he may be sent off directly by showing a red card, allowing the opposing team to gain a numerical advantage. If there is a foul by one’s own team, a free kick is awarded to the opposing team. If a player is fouled inside the penalty area, his/her team will be awarded a penalty kick.

  Trivia

How many players must be on the pitch for the game to continue?

seven. If a team has fewer than seven players due to red cards and injuries, the game cannot continue. But the rule has never been enforced at the Olympic Games.

  football schedule

Date and time: Wednesday, July 21, 16:30 – 21:30

Venue: Sapporo Dome Stadium

Women’s First Round – Pool E UK vs Chile

Women’s Round 1 – Pool E Japan vs Canada

Date and time: Wednesday, July 21, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Miyagi Stadium

Women’s Round 1 – Group F China vs Brazil

Women’s First Round – Group F Zambia vs Netherlands

Date and time: Wednesday, July 21, 17:30 – 22:30

Venue: Tokyo Stadium

Women’s First Round – Group G Sweden vs USA

Women’s First Round – Group G Australia vs New Zealand

Date and time: Thursday, July 22, 16:30 – 21:30

Venue: Sapporo Dome Stadium

Men’s First Round – Group C Egypt vs Spain

Men’s First Round – Pool C Argentina vs Australia

Date and time: Thursday, July 22, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Tokyo Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool A Mexico vs France

Men’s First Round – Pool A Japan vs South Africa

Date and time: Thursday, July 22, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool B New Zealand vs South Korea

Men’s Round 1 – Honduras vs Romania in Pool B

Date and time: Thursday, July 22, 17:30 – 22:30

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Men’s First Round – Group D Côte d’Ivoire vs Saudi Arabia

Men’s First Round – Pool D Brazil vs Germany

Date and time: Saturday, July 24, 16:30 – 21:30

Venue: Sapporo Dome Stadium

Women’s First Round – Pool E Chile vs Canada

Women’s Round 1 – Pool D Japan vs Great Britain

Date and time: Saturday, July 24, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Miyagi Stadium

Women’s Round 1 – Group F China vs Zambia

Women’s First Round – Group F Netherlands vs Brazil

Date and time: Saturday, July 24, 17:30 – 22:30

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Women’s First Round – Group G Sweden vs Australia

Women’s First Round – Group G New Zealand vs USA

Date and time: Sunday, July 25, 16:30 – 21:30

Venue: Sapporo Dome Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool C Egypt vs Argentina

Men’s First Round – Pool C Australia vs Spain

Date and time: Sunday, July 25, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool B New Zealand vs Honduras

Men’s First Round – Pool B Romania vs South Korea

Date and time: Sunday, July 25, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool A France vs South Africa

Men’s First Round – Pool A Japan vs Mexico

Date and time: Sunday, July 25, 17:30 – 22:30

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool D Brazil vs Ivory Coast

Men’s First Round – Group A Saudi Arabia vs Germany

Date and time: Tuesday, July 27, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Miyagi Stadium

Women’s First Round – Group G New Zealand vs Sweden

Women’s Round 1 – Pool E Chile vs Japan

Date and time: Tuesday, July 27, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Women’s First Round – Group G USA vs Australia

Women’s First Round – Pool E Canada vs Great Britain

Date and time: Tuesday, July 27, 20:30 – 22:30

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Women’s First Round – Group F Brazil vs Zambia

Date and time: Tuesday, July 27, 20:30 – 22:30

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Women’s Round 1 – Group F Netherlands vs China

Date and time: Wednesday, July 28, 17:30 – 22:30

Venue: Sapporo Dome Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool B Romania vs New Zealand

Men’s First Round – Pool A South Africa vs Mexico

Date and time: Wednesday, July 28, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Miyagi Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool D Germany vs Côte d’Ivoire

Men’s First Round – Pool C Australia vs Egypt

Date and time: Wednesday, July 28, 17:00 – 22:00

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Men’s First Round – Pool D Saudi Arabia vs Brazil

Men’s First Round – Pool C Spain vs Argentina

Date and time: Wednesday, July 28, 17:30 – 22:30

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Men’s Round 1 – Pool B South Korea vs Honduras

Men’s First Round – Pool A France vs Japan

Date and time: Friday, July 30, 17:00 – 20:00

Venue: Miyagi Stadium

Women’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Friday, July 30, 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Women’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Friday, July 30, 19:00 – 22:00

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Women’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Friday, July 30, 20:00 – 23:00

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Women’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Saturday, July 31, 17:00 – 20:00

Venue: Miyagi Stadium

Men’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Saturday, July 31, 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Men’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Saturday, July 31, 19:00 – 22:00

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Men’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Saturday, July 31, 20:00 – 23:00

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Men’s Quarterfinals

Date and time: Monday, August 2nd, 17:00 – 20:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Women’s Semifinals

Date and time: Monday, August 2, 20:00 – 23:00

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Women’s Semifinals

Date and time: Tuesday, August 3, 17:00 – 20:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Men’s Semifinals

Date and time: Tuesday, August 3, 20:00 – 23:00

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Men’s Semifinals

Date and time: Thursday, 5 August, 17:00 – 20:00

Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Women’s Bronze Medal Match

Date and time: Friday, August 6, 11:00 – 14:00

Venue: Olympic Stadium

Women’s Gold Medal Match

Women’s Award Ceremony

Date and time: Friday, August 6, 20:00 – 23:00

Venue: Saitama Stadium

Men’s Bronze Medal Match

Date and time: Saturday, August 7th, 20:30 – 23:30

Venue: Yokohama International Stadium

Men’s Gold Medal Match

Men’s Victory Ceremony

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