Football is a military sport in the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM). Football or Soccer in general, is a sport played between two teams
of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on
a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal.
The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play and then only in their penalty area. Outfield players
mostly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use their head or torso to strike the ball instead. The team that scores the most goals by the end of the
match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time and/or a penalty shootout depending on the format
of the competition. The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by
the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA; French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association) which organises a World Cup every four years.

CISM Sports Committee Football

Lt-Col Rudolf FELL (GER)

Tel.: (0049) 228 5504 2940

Mobil: (0049) 151 750 3529

German Armed Forces Office
Fontainengraben 150
D‐53123 Bonn


If you want to know more about the history of Football – klick here
The rules of Football can be found here