Soccer, also known as football in most countries, is a popular sport played by teams of 11 players. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team by kicking a ball into the opponent’s goal post. The team with the most goals at the end of the match wins. The game is played on a rectangular field, with a goal post at each end. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands, except for the goalkeeper. Soccer is widely played at amateur and professional levels and is a popular recreational activity in the United States.