Important Football Facts You Need to Know


Whether you’re a fan of football or are just curious about how it works, there are some key facts that you’ll want to know. These football facts will help you impress your friends on game day.

The game starts with a kickoff. Each team starts out with a number of players and is allowed to substitute players. When the players are on the field, they are put into specific positions. They need to wear the correct boots and protective gear. They also need to wear helmets. The ball must be a size 58 to 61 cm in diameter. It must also be circular in shape.

The team that receives the ball needs to catch it in the end zone. The receiving team can run with the ball or pass it to another player. Once the ball is caught in the end zone, it is considered a touchdown. A touchdown is worth six points. However, it is not always possible to score a touchdown. There are different ways to score a touchdown, but it can be worth one or two points depending on how the scoring is done.

The ball can be kicked by the offense to score points, or the defense can kick the ball to give the opponent possession as far away from the goal as possible. The offense may also kick the ball to give the defense a chance to win the ball back.

A touchdown is the highest offensive goal. The ball crosses the plane of the goal line and is worth six points. A field goal is worth three points, and the team that makes it is awarded two points.

The first Football association in England adopted a standard ball size. The ball must be at least 58 cm in diameter, and it must be circular in shape. The ball must also be at least 60 cm in circumference at the widest point.

Another football fact is that football is played on a field with two goal posts. The goal posts are positioned on the opposite ends of the field, and they are 20 feet tall. The goal posts have yardage markers descending every ten yards to the other goal post. The goal posts are about 22 inches in circumference at the center.

The game is divided into four quarters. Each quarter is approximately four minutes in length. The teams switch end zones at the end of each quarter. The games may end after each quarter, or they may go into overtime. If the game is tied, each team gets four more attempts to gain ten yards.

The game also has a “false start” rule. A false start is when an offense runs ahead of the scrimmage line without kicking the ball. A false start is punished by a penalty. The penalty is a red card, which means the player is ejected from the game.

Another football fact is that each team is allowed a maximum of 11 players on the field at any time. Each team is allowed to substitute players, but they can only enter the field when the play is stopped. There are also penalties for fouls and encroachment.