I’ve broken down the essentials into 21 steps and will go through each with you to ensure you understand the fundamentals and feel more secure about your knowledge of the game.

Soccer-related topics are covered in detail in each phase, and many parts include links to additional articles that further explain each idea.

Soccer’s goal is to score the most goals possible.

To score more goals than the opposition is the game’s goal in soccer.

It doesn’t matter if each team scores one, two, or ten goals during the game; what matters is whose team has scored the most goals overall.

As an illustration, if Team A scores three goals in a game but Team B, whom they are competing against, scores four goals, Team B will win.

In the same way, if Team C scores four goals but Team D only scores two goals during a soccer match, Team C wins.

Soccer strategies typically fall into one of three groups as a result.

Either team aims to score as many goals as possible, or they wait for the opposition to achieve more.
Teams try to give up as few goals as they can in the hopes that they can still outscore their opponents.
Teams may also combine these two strategies.

You score a goal by placing the ball in the net.

Soccer vocabulary might be difficult to understand. The word “goal” has two meanings in soccer, but feel free to look up all the terminology in my dictionary.

The act of putting the soccer ball into “the goal” is known as “scoring a goal.”
The structure at each end of the soccer field, known as “the goal, ” consists of two vertical goalposts and a horizontal crossbar that fills the space between them.
The soccer ball must cross the goal line at either end of the field, go between the goal posts, and go underneath the crossbar to be considered a goal.