Soccer at the Military World Games
By Dialogo July 15, 2011
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. According to a study published by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in 2006, approximately 270 million people are actively connected to this sport around the world. The entity that governs world soccer has 207 accredited federations, more than the United Nations (UN), which has 192 member states.
This level of popularity will also be on display at the 5th Military World Games. Soccer will be played by men and women and is the longest competition, so long that it starts even before the opening of the Games. There are no changes to the rules. There are eleven athletes on each side, and they follow the same system used for World Cup soccer games.