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Street football

This article is about association football. For American football, see street football (American).
Street football in Singapore
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Street footballers in the English city of Plymouth

The term street football encompasses a number of informal varieties of association football. These informal games do not necessarily follow the requirements of a formal game of football, such as a large field, field markings, goal apparatus and corner flags, eleven players per team, or match officials (referee and assistant referees).

Often the most basic of set-ups will involve just a ball with a wall or fence used as a goal, or items such as clothing being used for goalposts (hence the phrase "jumpers for goalposts"). The ease of playing these informal games explains why they are popular all over the world.

Street football can be divided into three varieties: minor adaptations of the association football rules, games based on scoring goals and games which are not.

Street football World Championship


The first Street football World Championship took place in Mariannenplatz, Berlin.[1]

Final placements

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1 23x15px Colombia - Fútbol por la Paz
2 23x15px South Africa - Kick AIDS
3-4 23x15px Bolivia - Centro Cultural San Isidro
23x15px Senegal - Diambars
5-8 23x15px Peru - Escuelas Deporte y Vida
23x15px 23x15px 23x15px Balkan Peninsula - Football Friends
23x15px Rwanda - Football pour la Paix
23x15px Germany - FX United
9-12 23x15px Afghanistan - Learn & Play
Template:Country data Israel - Peres Center for Peace
23x15px England - Street League
23x15px Norway - Streetfootball Norway
13-16 23x15px Chile - Chigol
23x15px Brazil - Eprocad & Jovem Cidadao
Template:Country data Kenya -
23x15px Costa Rica - Vive Fútbol
17-18 23x15px Paraguay - CDI
23x15px USA - Soccer in the Streets
19-20 23x15px Argentina - Defensores del Chaco
23x15px Poland - SASI Barka
21-22 23x15px Germany - Straßenfußball für Toleranz
23x15px Turkey - Sokak Ligi


Street Football World organized the Football for Hope Festival 2010 so it ran concurrently with the final week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Like the world cup, it was hosted by South Africa, in Johannesburg. [1]

Street football in popular media

In 2005, video game publisher Electronic Arts introduced FIFA Street, a franchise based on street football and freestyle football. FIFA Street series focuses on flair, style and trickery, reflecting the cultures of street football and freestyle football played in streets and backlots across the world. There have also been several online flash games based on street football.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Invalid language code. Invalid language code. Street Football World Festival 2006
  2. ^ "Street Football Flash Game". Retrieved 14 April 2013.

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