A Short Introduction to Football

Association football, also known as football as well frugally, is an organized team sport played between a spherical formation of eleven men each with their own set of responsibilities. It is played throughout the world by about 250 million players in more than 200 nations and dependencies, making it by far the most popular sport around the globe. The game of football can be separated into three major divisions – European football, South American football and Australian football. The latter two have a lesser influence on the rankings, which are determined by various factors such as the popularity of the game, the playing conditions, the playing histories and various other aspects.


England is currently top of the tables with the current standings of the 29th position. Recent tournaments included England at the 2021 FIFA World Cup finals in Germany, the Euro 2021 finals in France and the UEFA Cup finals in England. The recent matches between Chelsea Football Club and Manchester United Football Club in the English Premier League and Arsenal Football Club and Manchester City Football Club in the Manchester United Soccer Stadium have given an indication of how high the footballing ladder can rise in this season. The national team has qualified for the last four world cups and has also qualified several times for the European Championships. The current team management has had to work very hard over the last few months to prepare their players and the fans to face tough competition at the upcoming tournaments.

As we can see from the above graph, there are three different levels of football competitions in England. This has been divided between the FA Cup, League Cup and the FA Trophy. The FA Cup is the oldest and consists of teams from the lowest leagues while the other two consist of teams from the very top division. The competition is basically held once every four years. Other minor competitions are held every year.