|U 10||U 14|
|Number of Players||6 players + 2 substitutes||8 players + 2 substitutes|
|Pitch Dimensions||45m X 26m||60m X 45m|
|Penalty Area Dimensions||12m X 6m||13m X 9m|
|Goalpost Dimensions||3.6m X 1.8m||3.6 X 2m|
|Distance from the Penalty Kick Spot to the Goal line||7m||7.3m|
There are ancient records of football dating back thousands of years. Evidence shows that Ancient Greeks and the Chinese played games very similar to football.
Football in Ancient Greece was called Episkyros, where two teams of 12 to 14 players each had to throw the ball over the heads of the other team beyond the white line behind each team. The use of hands was allowed back then.
The ancient Chinese version of the game was called “Cuju” or “Tsu Chu.” The aim was to get the ball (made from rubber and filled with fur or feathers) through a small opening in the net without using the hands. Teams consisted of 12-16 players, sometimes including women.