Since 1987, football has been part
of the Special Olympics World Games.
In England the sport is called football.
In America the sport is called soccer.
How to play football:
2 teams play against each other.
There are 2 nets.
The teams have to kick the ball into the net
of the other team.
In Special Olympics there are specific rules.
- All teams have 7 players.
- There is no offside.
- A match lasts 40 minutes.
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and
people without disabilities play sport together.
They also compete together.
The people with ID are called athletes.
The people without disabilities are called partners.
Is football a Unified Sport?
There are teams of people with ID.
And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.
How many people play football at the World Games?
475 athletes and 129 partners.