Soccer And Basketball Vs. Basketball Essay

806 Words Sep 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Soccer or Football as known Europe and South America and Basketball both are sports that played at high schools and colleges in U.S.A. The physical body contact is a part of these two games. The similar points of both of them are not too much. Both soccer and basketball are sports need a stamina and mental strength to be played, but the childhood and the surrounding environment decide whether the person will prefer one of them over the other. It’s not very strange to find someone who likes and play both of the sports; although that soccer and basketball are played in different ages and it’s for both genders, the way that each game is played causes a various fans bases and that will affect the money awards.

The basics of Soccer, it is played by two teams, each team has 10 players plus the goalkeeper (Goalie). There are 3 referees, one for the field to officiate and regulate the game; the other two are the sideline referees. The main referee has a yellow and red card to use (1 Yellow card = caution, 1 Red Card= ejection, 2 Yellow Cards = ejection). Each game last for 90 minutes divide for two halves each half 45 minutes. And the most important rule is: MOST GOALS SCORED WINS! The soccer field dimension and length varies. But according to FIFA (Federation International de Football Association) rules, the standard length for the pitch is between 90-120 meters and the width should be between 45-90 meters.
On the other hand, we have the basketball sport. Basketball needs 10…

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