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F.a.
Football Association; often used to refer to the English Football Association, who, along with FIFA and other football associations, helps maintain the rules of soccer.
  
Fake or Feint
A move by a player meant to deceive an opposing player; used by a ball carrier to make a defender think the ball carrier is going to dribble, pass or shoot in a certain direction when he is not.
  
Far Post
The goalpost furthest from the ball.
  
Field
The rectangular area where soccer matches are played.
  
Fifa
Federation Internationale de Football Association the official governing body of international soccer since 1904 which established the World Cup tournament; helps set and revise rules of the game, called the 17 Laws.
  
Fifa World Cup
A solid gold statue given to the champion of each World Cup tournament to keep for the next 4 years.
  
Flank
The area of the field near the touchline. Also known as the "wing".
  
Flick Header
A player's use of his head to deflect the ball.
  
Foot Trap
A player's use of the bottom or sides of his shoe to control a rolling or low-bouncing ball.
  
Football
Name for soccer everywhere except in the U.S.; also, what American's call their popular team sport which evolved from soccer and rugby.
  
Formation
The arrangement into positions of players on the field; for example, a 4-3-3 formation places 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards on the field.
  
Forward Line
The 3 or 4 forwards who work together to try and score goals; consists of two wingers and 1 or 2 strikers.
  
Forward Pass
A pass made towards the opposition's goal.
  
Forwards
The 3 or 4 players on a team who are responsible for most of a team's scoring; they play in front of the rest of their team where they can take most of its shots; strikers and wingers.
  
Foul
A violation of the rules for which an official assesses a free kick.
  
Free Kick
A kick awarded to a player for a foul committed by the opposition; the player kicks a stationary ball without any opposing players within 10 feet of him.
  
Front Header
The striking of a ball in the air by a player's forehead; the most common type of header.
  
Front Tackle
An attempt by a defender to kick the ball away from an attacker by approaching him from a head-on position.
  
Fullbacks
See Defensemen.
  
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