Quiz about Soccer Basics
Quiz about Soccer Basics

Soccer Basics Trivia Quiz


This is a generally easy quiz on the basics of the game soccer, have fun!

A multiple-choice quiz by IveBeenDepped. Estimated time: 2 mins.
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Time
2 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
188,658
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
4991
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. In Spain, soccer is called what? Hint

Foosball
Football
Futbol
Rugby

2. How many players (from one team) are on the field at a time? Hint

10
18
11
13

3. Shinguards are not required for all ages.

True
False

4. The referees on the sidelines are technically called what? Hint

None of these
Flag Wavers
Assistant Referees
Side Referees

5. An indirect kick must be touched by one other player before entering the goal?

True
False

6. The goalie cannot pick the ball up outside of the ______ yard area. Hint

16
18
6
10

7. How many blows of his whistle does the Referee give to signify the end of the game? Hint

4
1
3
2

8. At the professional level, a substitution can be made at any time when the game has been interrupted by the referee's signal.

True
False

9. Soccer is a contact sport.

True
False

10. What tradition is used to select ends and the team which kicks off to begin the game? Hint

Coin toss
Eye staring contest
Arm wrestling
Rock, paper, scissors, shoot


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In Spain, soccer is called what?

Answer: Futbol

In Spain, soccer is called futbol. To other countries in Europe, like the U.K. and Ireland, soccer is football.
2. How many players (from one team) are on the field at a time?

Answer: 11

Ten field players, and eleven including the goalie. This can change during the course of the game, with sent off players, etc.
3. Shinguards are not required for all ages.

Answer: False

Shinguards are reqiured no matter the age. Also, the shinguards must be completely covered by the socks.
4. The referees on the sidelines are technically called what?

Answer: Assistant Referees

The Assistant Referees run up and down the sidelines watching for things that the match referee may not see. Their main job is to declare if the ball goes out of bounds and watch for offsides. They were previously called "linesmen".
5. An indirect kick must be touched by one other player before entering the goal?

Answer: True

The one other player could even be on the opposite team. On a direct kick, a second player is not required to touch the ball before scoring.
6. The goalie cannot pick the ball up outside of the ______ yard area.

Answer: 18

The only way the goalie can pick up a ball played to them by one of their teamates is if he/she heads, knees it, or anything but kicks it back to him. In crucial situations, the goalie can go up and become an attacker o midfielder and help out the team.
7. How many blows of his whistle does the Referee give to signify the end of the game?

Answer: 3

One whistle blow for kick off, two for the half, and three to end the game. There is nothing in the Laws of the Game that requires this. It is merely a commonly accepted convention.
8. At the professional level, a substitution can be made at any time when the game has been interrupted by the referee's signal.

Answer: True

At a highschool level, the substitution possibilities are limited at when they can be made.
9. Soccer is a contact sport.

Answer: True

You can make contact with other players as long as it's not a foul. For example, you can slide tackle, but you must hit the ball. If you hit an opponent's legs without ball contact, that will be considered as a foul.
10. What tradition is used to select ends and the team which kicks off to begin the game?

Answer: Coin toss

The visiting team calls it in the air. If they win the coin toss, they choose what end they want to defend, and the other team gets to start off with the ball.
Source: Author IveBeenDepped

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