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Soccer is played with the feet. Players kick the ball to move it around. They pass the ball down the field. One player tries to score a goal. This player’s team gets a point when a goal is scored.

Soccer players can get really excited when they score a goal. Some of their celebrations are pretty wild! Some players slide on both knees with their arms raised as the crowd roars. In this photo, Marta, center, celebrates with her teammates after she scored a goal against the United States.

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Making Connections


Would you want to play soccer? Why or why not?


Have you read about any other great sports players? What makes them great?


Why do you think so many people play soccer around the world?

Teacher Resources

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