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Johannesburg, South Africa
1. A game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end in which two teams of 11 players each try to drive a ball into the other's goal by kicking, heading, or using any part of the body except the arms and hands. The goalie is the only player who may touch or move the ball with the arms or hands.
2. Indoor soccer.
[From alteration of assoc., abbreviation of association football.]
a. a game in which two teams of eleven players try to kick or head a ball into their opponent's goal, only the goalkeeper on either side being allowed to touch the ball with his hands and arms except in the case of throw-ins
b. (as modifier): a soccer player.
[C19: from (as)soc. + -er]
a form of football played by two 11-member teams, in which the ball may be kicked or bounced off any part of the body but the arms and hands: only goalkeepers may use their hands to maneuver the ball.
[1890–95; (As)soc(iation football) + -er7]
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|Noun||1.||soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal|
header - (soccer) the act of hitting the ball with your head
goal-kick - (association football) a kick by the defending side after the attacking side sends the ball over the goal-line
place kick, place-kicking - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
free kick - (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
own goal - (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending; "the own goal cost them the game"
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
headshot - an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head
goalmouth - (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal
net - a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
cup final - the final match of any cup competition (such as the annual final of the English soccer competition at Wembley)
winger - (sports) player in wing position
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