Football (is known as soccer in North America) is the most widely played and watched team sport in the world.

According to a survey conducted by Federation International de Football (FIFA), the sports governing body, published in the Spring of 2001, over 240 million people regularly played football in more than 200 countries in every part of the world.

Its simple rules and minimal equipment requirements have no doubt aided its spread and growth in popularity. IN many parts of the world, particularly in Europe, South America and increasingly in Asia and Africa football evokes great passions and plays an important role in the life of individual fans, local communities and even nations.

In the United States more kids now play soccer than baseball.

Here are some links for soccer (football) news, information and products.