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NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English chapter 22 Hockey and Football

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Question C.3:

Each student will now complete his/ her half of the following table (Hockey or Football), by adding information from the text each has read.




Playing Area:




Penalty Area:





Ball:Spherical in shape,circumference between 224 and 235 millimetres,weight between 156 and 163 grams.material of the ball should be hard, smooth and white in colour.Spherical , round,leather-covered, inflated rubber bladder27-28 inches in circumference and 397-454 grams in weight.
Playing Area:Rectangular in shape,100 yards long and 60 yards wide.Rectangular grass or artificial turf within a clearly defined area.length of the pitch is in the range of 100-110 m and the width is in the range of 64-75 m
DurationDivided into two periods of thirty-five minutes each with a break in between.Divided into two periods of 45 minutes each known as halves with a half time break of 15 minutes.
Judging:Two umpires control the game by administering the rules.Responsible for keeping time.Game controlled by a referee along with two linesmen. Referee responsible for keeping time.
PenaltiesFree hit awarded for any foul committed outside the penalty area. Penalty corner awarded if foul is committed or the ball is hit outside goal-line.Free kick or penalty kick is awarded for fouls committed.
Penalty Area:A semi circular area 14.63m from the goalA rectangular area 40.2m wide and extending 16.5 m into the field where the goal keeper operates.
Cards:Green card -official warning to a player.Red card- shown for more serious offence and sees the player leave the match for good.Yellow card- warning card for dangerous play.Red card- Card shown for serious misconduct resulting in ejection of a player from the game.

Question C.5:

Either in groups or individually, make a power- point presentation on either of the two games. Incorporate points from the table above and any other interesting information/detail.


Pointers have been provided for students’ reference.

It is strongly recommended that students prepare the answer on their own.

Powerpoint Presentation on Football

Slide 1: A team Sport.

Football is a team sport .

  • Played between two teams of eleven members each
  • Ball − spherical ball ,round, leather-covered, inflated rubber bladder 27-28 inches in circumference.
  • The ball weighs 397-454 grams

Slide 2: Playing Area

  • Rectangular grass or artificial turf
  • A goal in the centre of each of the short ends
  • Length of the pitch – 100-110 m
  • Width of the pitch – 64-75 m

Slide 3: Object of the game

The object of the game is to score by driving the ball into the opponent’s goal.

  • Goalkeepers – only players allowed to use their hands or arms to propell the ball
  • Rest of the team – can use their feet only.

Slide 4: Duration of the Game

  • Duration of the game : 90 minutes
  • Divided into two halves of 45 minutes
  • 15 minutes half time break

Slide 5: Control of the Game

  • Game controlled by a referee along with two linesmen
  • The referee responsible for time keeping

Slide 6: World Cup

  • Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) organises world cup events.

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