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Field Hockey

Field hockey is a popular competitive team sport played all around the world, belongs to the hockey sport family. Hockey is played on a grass or turf field with teams of 11 players including the goalie.

Players use sticks made of wood or fiber glass to hit a round, hard and rubber like ball. The length of the stick is usually according to the height of the player. Moreover, there are also no left hand sticks in this sport, only one side of the stick is allowed to use to hit the ball.

Goal keepers are the only players who have the permission to touch the ball with any part of their body. The team that scores the most goals at the end of 70 minutes of play wins. If the scores are tied, winner is decided by giving extra time or by penalty shoot-outs.

The uniform includes cleats, shorts, jersey and shin-guards.


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