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List of Spanish football teams
Albacete Barcelona Real Betis Balompié Athletic Club de Bilbao Deportivo de la Coruña RCD Español Málaga Mallorca Osasuna Atlético de Madrid Real Madrid Real Murcia Racing de Santander Sevilla Real Sociedad Valencia Real Valladolid Celta de Vigo Villarreal Real Zaragoza
List of English football teams
Arsenal F.C. - Team nicknamed The Gunners who play at the Emirates Stadium in London founded in 1886 and were then called Dial Square, their current manager is Arsene Wenger and their chairman is Peter Hill-Wood. Aston Villa F.C. -Team founded in 1874 and play at Villa Park in Birmingham and are managed by Martin O'Neill and their chairman is Randy Lerner. Nicknamed the Villans and can also be nicknamed the Lions. Blackburn Rovers F.C. - Team founded in 1875 and play at Ewood Park in Blackburn. Their chairman is John Williams and their manager is Mark Hughes. They are nicknamed the Rovers. Bolton Wanderers F.C. - Team founded in 1874 then named Christ Church FC. They play at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton. Their chairman is Phil Gartside and their manager is Gary Megson. They are nicknamed the Trotters. Charlton Athletic F.C. - Team founded in 1905, they play at The Valley in London. Their chairman is Richard Murray and their manager is Alan Pardew. They are nicknamed the Addicks. Chelsea F.C. - Team founded in 1905 and nicknamed the Blues and can also be nicknamed the Pensioners. They play at Stamford Bridge in London and their chairman is Bruce Buck, their owner is Roman Abramovich and their manager is Avram Grant. Everton F.C. - Team founded in 1878 and their nicknames are the Toffees and the Blues. They play at Goodison Park in Liverpool and their chairman is Bill Kenwright and their manager is David Moyes. Fulham F.C. - Team founded in 1879 and play at Craven Cottage in London. Their chairman is Mohamed Al-Fayed and their manager is Roy Hodgson. They are nicknamed the Cottagers. Liverpool F.C. - Team founded in 1892 and play at Anfield in Liverpool and their manager is Rafael Benitez and their owners are Tom Hicks and George Gillett. They are nicknamed the Reds. Manchester City F.C. - Team founded in 1880 and were then called West Gorton, their chairman is Thaksin Shinawatra. They have nicknames of the Citizens and the Blues. They play at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester. Their manager is Sven Goran Eriksson. Manchester United F.C. - Team founded in 1878 and then called Newton Heath. They are nicknamed the Red Devils and play at Old Trafford in Manchester. Their chairmen are Joel and Avram Glazer and their manager is Sir Alex Ferguson. Middlesbrough F.C. - Team founded in 1876 and play at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. They are nicknamed Boro. Their chairman is Steve Gibson and their manager is Gareth Southgate. Newcastle United F.C. - Team founded in 1892 and play at St James' Park in Newcastle. They are nicknamed the Magpies and can also be nicknamed The Toon. Their chairman is Chris Mort and their manager is Kevin Keegan. Portsmouth F.C. - Team founded in 1898 and currently play at Fratton Park in Portsmouth. They are nicknamed Pompey and their manager is Harry Redknapp and their owner is Alexandre Gaydamak. Reading - Team founded in 1871 on Christmas Day. They currently play at the Madejski Stadium in Reading. Their chairman is John Madejski and their manager is Steve Coppell. They are nicknamed the Royals. Sheffield United F.C. - Team founded in 1889. They play at Bramall Lane in Sheffield. Their chairman is Terry Robinson and their manager is Bryan Robson. They are nicknamed the Blades and also United. Sunderland A.F.C. - Team founded in 1879. They play at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. Their chairman is Niall Quinn and their manager is Roy Keane. They are nicknamed the Black Cats. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - Team founded in 1882 and then called Hotspur FC. They play at White Hart Lane in London. Their chairman is Daniel Levy and their manager is Juande Ramos. They are nicknamed Spurs. Watford F.C. - Team founded in 1881 and play at Vicarage Road in Watford. Their chairman is Graham Simpson and their manager is Adrian Boothroyd. They are nicknamed the Hornets. West Ham United F.C. - Team founded in 1895 and then called Thames Ironworks FC and play at Upton Park in London. Their chairman is Eggert Magnusson and their manager is Alan Curbishley. They are nicknamed the Hammers. Wigan Athletic F.C. - Team founded in 1932 and play at the JJB Stadium in Wigan. Their chairman is David Whelan and their manager is Steve Bruce. They are nicknamed the Latics.

Soccer History

Competitions
The FIFA World Cup takes place every four years between national teams, and is the world's most popular sporting event, even more popular than the Olympic Games.[1] In Europe, the international football tournament is the European Championship
Who plays footballFootball is the world's most popular sport. It is played in more countries than any other game. In fact, FIFA (the Federation Internationale de Football Association) has more members than the United Nations. It is played by both males and females, but more commonly by males.In Europe, the main competitions to compete to be the best in Europe are the Champions League for the top teams from the top leagues in each country in Europe. Then there is the UEFA cup which is the next best teams from each of the top leagues competing
RulesPlayers may not use their hands or arms (a handball), except the goalkeepers, who may use them within their own penalty area (penalty areas are in front of both goals). Players may not trip or push each other (a foul). Players may not hold each other or stop other players from getting to the ball (obstruction). Players who commit bad fouls get shown a yellow card. Players who commit really bad fouls, or get shown two yellow cards in the same game, get shown a red card. Players who get shown a red card get sent off the field and cannot finish playing the game. The ball is out of play if it crosses the boundaries. If a player kicks the ball out of play at the side of the field, the other team gets to throw the ball back into play (a throw in). If a player kicks the ball out of play at their end of the field, the other team kicks the ball back into play from the corner (a corner kick); If a player kicks the ball out of play at the other end of the field, the other team kicks the ball back into play from directly in front of the goal (a goal kick); The offside rule stops a player from kicking the ball to a player on the same team who does not have at least two players from the other team between them and the goal line (the goalkeeper can count as one of the opposing players). When a player scores he is not allowed to jump into the crowd. If he does he will get a yellow card. The same applies to lifting their shirt in celebration. Players must not abuse referees in any way (verbally or physically)