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It is imperative for all the stakeholders in soccer to understand certain terminologies that are very much important and thus ensure that proper communication in the pitch. These terminologies includes; kick off, throw in, penalty kick, corner kick, direct kick, indirect kick, goal kick, indirect kick, drop ball, ball to hand and the many signs that the referee and the assisting referees uses besides the colors of the cards in case of a foul.
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Though the actual date when soccer began to be played is not known, is evident that the game has drastically changed overtime with some unconfirmed information claiming that it was played with a combination of hands and feet. It is imperative to touch on some basic principle of football. It is played by foot by two team consisting of eleven individuals and seven reserves commonly referred to as substitute who replace three of the eleven men for reasons better know by the respective team coach (team manager).
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Soccer riots comprises of unruly behavior before, during or after a football match. It may be catalyzed by a number of issues ranging from poor referring decision, hooliganism by the supporters or by other stakeholders involved in soccer. The result of football riots ranges from vandalism of infrastructure, injuries to the players and fans, and death of the parties involved. In most cases, the riots are triggered by the hooligans who use all kind of weapons ranging from guns to crude items such as stones and knives. Due to the increased level of soccer hooliganism, soccer riots have become a national or global issue that needs to be addressed if there expectation of decent soccer matches in future. It is normally the responsibility of the stewards and the police to control the soccer riots to reduce the chances to fatal incidences.
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In soccer, there are many rules that govern the spectators, the referees, the players, team doctors and the team managers. It is worth noting, since time in memorial, the rules of soccer have always been changed to make it more interesting and fair, i.e. make it more human. Cases of violence and even fans or the players killed by as a result extreme reactions due to decisions made by the referee or if a losing team cannot comprehend that, it has lost.
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