Football Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Football Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page.
Football Party Supplies – The Background
Football Party Supplies are based on football, also known as soccer or association football. It is an outdoor sport played between two teams. Each team has eleven players. The ball used in the sport is spherical in shape. Football is the most popular sport in the world, being played in over 200 countries by over 250 million players. Millions of people regularly follow their favorite sport by watching them in the stadium, on the television or on the internet. On the television, football has the highest global audience in sports. Football Party Supplies are also very popular among football fans.
The field on which the game is played is rectangular. The field is of green artificial turf or grass. There are two goals at the short ends. The game’s object is to score goals by sending the ball into the goal post of the opponent. The players have to use their feet to drive and kick the ball, and can use their head or body (except hands and arms) to stop the ball in midair. The only players that are allowed to use their arms and hands to touch the ball are the goalkeepers.
The team that has scored more goals than their opponent at the end of the game is declared the winner. If both of the teams have scored equal number of goals at the end of the game; three things can happen:
(a) The game is declared as a draw
(b) Extra time is given for the game
(c) A penalty shootout is awarded
Originally, the rules of the sport were designed in 1863 by the Football Association, but have seen many changes since then. FIFA governs the soccer internationally and organizes FIFA World Cup every four years.
The size of the football is 28 inches (71 cm) in circumference in FIFA matches. For the international adult matches the length of the pitch is 110–120 yd (100-110 m) and the width is usually 70–80 yd (64–75 m). For non-international matches the field can be 100–130 yd (91–120 m) in length and 50–101 yd (45–91 m) in width, but the field should never become square. There are boundary lines around the field, called the touch lines. There are another lines inside the boundary lines called the goal lines. A goal post is placed at the center of the goal line. Goal posts are rectangular in shape and must be 8 ft (2.44 m) in height. Nets may or may not be placed behind the goal posts.
There is a penalty area in front of the goal posts, marked by the goal lines. The goal lines start 18 yd (16.5 m) from the goal posts and extend up to 18 yd (16.5 m) in the pitch, perpendicular to the goal lines. This is the area up to which the goalkeeper can handle the ball. This is the area where the referee can award the penalty kick for a penalty foul.
Each team has a captain who leads the game. He is involved in the toss of the coin that happens before that start of the game and at the penalty shootout.
The football players have to wear a shirt, shorts, footwear with socks and shin guards. Today, some players wear headgear to protect themselves from head injury, although as per the soccer laws, it is not a required equipment. Anything that could be dangerous to themselves or other players is forbidden to wear. This includes watches and jewelry. The dress of the goalkeeper should be different from the other players and the match referees, so that he can be easily distinguished.
There is a concept of substitute players in football. Players can be replaced by other players during the game. The reason may be anything; one of the players could have been injured, or he might have been tired, or he would have been ineffective at a particular time, he could have been wasting time at an important phase of the match or it may simply be a tactical switch. In the most league games, only three players can be substituted. Also, once a player is substituted, he cannot take part in the rest of the game.
The authority of the game is a referee, who is further assisted by two assistant referees. In many games there is a fourth referee as well. He is also used as replacement for another official if the need arises. The referee has total authority in the game in enforcing the game laws and ensuring that the game runs smoothly and according to the soccer laws.
Football Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Football Party Supplies. It includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Football Party Supplies. It has much more items than the Football Basic Pack. The Football deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Football Party Supplies. It would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Football Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Football Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Football Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Football lover kids.