At the 1998 World Cup in France, adidas supplied the match balls and outfitted 12,000 officials, referees, linesmen and volunteers.Rules of the Game: Coaches and other officials must remain within the confines of the technical area except in special circumstances, for example, a trainer or doctor entering the field of play, with the referee’s permission, to assess an injured player.Rules of the Game: Within each penalty area, a penalty mark is made 12 yards (11 m) from the midpoint between the goalposts and equidistant to them. An arc of a circle with a radius of 10 yards (9.15 m) from each penalty mark is drawn outside the penalty The mascot for the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA was a dog character named Striker.Columbus Crew Stadium, opened in 1999, was the first major soccer specific stadium in the U.S..
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Based in Hillsborough, North Carolina, our company was founded in 1984 by the Moylan family to provide American soccer players with equipment and information unavailable anywhere else. We mailed our first catalog, Eurosport, in 1984 and launched our website, SOCCER.COM, in 1994. Since our first soccer ball left the warehouse, we have promoted the game of soccer at all levels and educated players, referees and their families about the game and its equipment.
The SOCCER.COM website showcases an unequaled selection of top-of-the-line soccer merchandise used by world-class players and teams. We carry such topbrands as adidas, Asics, Brine, Diadora, Joma, Kelme, Kwik Goal, Lanzera, Lotto, Nike, Pirma, PUMA, Reusch, Uhlsport, Umbro, UnderArmour, Veloce, Voit, Warrior and many others. SOCCER.COM is also proud to feature the official gear of top teams such as the US National Team, Brazilian National Team, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea FC and many, many more. We may carry the largest selection of soccer gear, but we also provide service and delivery that is unmatched in the soccer world.
There's one simple reason we are the best soccer company on the planet: we love soccer.