- Soccer is a sport played by teams of eleven people trying to get a ball into the other team's net by using any part of their body except arms or hands.
An example of soccer is a World Cup game.
Origin of socceraltered ; from (as)soc(iation football)
- A game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end in which two teams of 11 players each try to drive a ball into the other's goal by kicking, heading, or using any part of the body except the arms and hands. The goalie is the only player who may touch or move the ball with the arms or hands.
- Indoor soccer.
Origin of soccerFrom alteration of assoc., abbreviation of association football.
Eljero Elia of the Netherlands (orange) and Andres Iniesta of Spain (blue) at the 2010 World Cup
Johannesburg, South Africa
(third-person singular simple present soccers, present participle soccering, simple past and past participle soccered)
- (Australian rules football) To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
Colloquial abbreviation for Association football, via abbreviation assoc. +â€Ž -er (slang suffix); earlier socca (1889), then socker (1891), with soccer attested 1895.