Soccer, also known as Association Football, is a sport played on rectangular field between two teams of eleven players. The object of the game is to gain points by using their feet to get a spherical ball into the opposing team's goal, positioned at each end of the field.
- The game was introduced in Japan in the 1870's by British naval officers.
- Soccer is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world's most popular sport.
- The Japan national soccer team is one of the most successful football teams in Asia, having qualified for the last five consecutive FIFA World Cups. They are known internationally as "Samurai Blue".