Here at FunnyGames, we have an extensive collection of free online soccer games to play! Soccer, also known as association football or just football in some parts of the world, is a popular sport worldwide. Move past your opponents and score in a one-on-one game, or select your very own soccer team and try to win the championship. Move your players across the field and score the winning goals with an impressive inside shot. You can practice trick shots like the Whiplash, Triplash, or the Bicycle Kick. Have a look at our selection of soccer games and you’ll find a lot of exciting practice and tournament games to try. Are you looking for more sports games? Head over to our full collection at sports games to play them all!
Soccer: team and rules
Soccer is a team sport that’s played with two teams of 11 players on a rectangular grass or astroturf field that is called a pitch. The pitch has a goal at each far end. Your team’s objective is to kick the ball into the opposing teams’ goal and score more points than your opponents. To make sure you can score a goal and advance across the pitch, players have to pass the ball between their teammates. You can strike or pass the ball using your feet, knees, head, or stop the ball by bouncing it off your chest, touching the ball with your arms or hands is not allowed. Only the goalkeeper can touch the ball with their arms and hands.
Soccer is organized internationally by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). They organize world cup championships for men and women every four years. The FIFA world cup is an immensely popular sporting event around the world, and gets even more views than the Olympic games! The most prestigious competition is the UEFA Champions League and the final of the tournament has been the most-watched sporting event in the world in the last few years.
The immense popularity of soccer sport
Lots of people dream of becoming professional soccer players. Not just because you get paid to play your favorite sport all day, but also because many top soccer players earn immensely high salaries and are hugely famous! That wasn't always the case though, and in smaller divisions, players might also need an additional job to make a living. Worldwide, soccer currently enjoys the biggest TV viewership of all televised sports, and FIFA estimates that 240 million people play soccer regularly. While the rules may have differed widely, soccer-like sports have been around for thousands of years and some were played competitively by both men as well as women.
Soccer games: time to play!
Enough reading, it’s time to play! Browse our soccer games section and choose a game you like. If soccer championship games are your thing, then check out our world championship and euro football pages as well. If you really need to practice shooting penalties, try taking some free kicks in our collection of penalty shooting games. Have fun!