Street football

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The term street football encompasses a number of informal varieties of association football. These informal games do not necessarily utilise the requirements of a formal game of football, such as a large field, field markings, goal apparatus and corner flags, eleven players per team, or match officials (referee and assistant referees).

Often the most basic of set-ups will involve just a ball with a wall or fence used as a goal, or items such as clothing being used for goalposts (hence the phrase "jumpers for goalposts"). The ease of playing these informal games explains why they are popular all over the world.

Street football can be divided into three varieties: minor adaptations of the association football rules, games based on scoring goals and games which are not.

Street football World Championship[edit]

2006[edit]

The first Street football World Championship took place in Mariannenplatz, Berlin.[1]

Final placements[edit]

Place Team
1  Colombia - Fútbol por la Paz
2  South Africa - Kick AIDS
3-4  Bolivia - Centro Cultural San Isidro
 Senegal - Diambars
5-8  Peru - Escuelas Deporte y Vida
Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Republic of Macedonia Balkan Peninsula - Football Friends
 Rwanda - Football pour la Paix
 Germany - FX United
9-12  Afghanistan - Learn & Play
 Israel - Peres Center for Peace
 England - Street League
 Norway - Streetfootball Norway
13-16  Chile - Chigol
 Brazil - Eprocad & Jovem Cidadao
 Kenya -
 Costa Rica - Vive Fútbol
17-18  Paraguay - CDI
 USA - Soccer in the Streets
19-20  Argentina - Defensores del Chaco
 Poland - SASI Barka
21-22  Germany - Straßenfußball für Toleranz
 Turkey - Sokak Ligi


2010[edit]

Street Football World organized the Football for Hope Festival 2010 so it ran concurrently with the final week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Like the world cup, it was hosted by South Africa, in Johannesburg. [1]

Street football in popular media[edit]

In 2005, video game publisher Electronic Arts introduced FIFA Street, a franchise based on street football and freestyle football. FIFA Street series focuses on flair, style and trickery, reflecting the cultures of street football and freestyle football played in streets and backlots across the world. There have also been several online flash games based on street football.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (English) (German) Street Football World Festival 2006
  2. ^ "Street Football Flash Game". Retrieved 14 April 2013.

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