The fußball or Table Football or Foosball or Table soccer is a table game originated from United Kingdom. The invention of this game resulted from football being very popular in Europe. The design of the game was inspired from a box of matches. This game was introduced in the United States during the 1950s. The highest governing body of the sports is International Table Soccer Federation but not included in Olympics.
How is the game played?
The game starts with a coin toss. The winner of the toss first serves the ball through the side of the table or sometimes placed at the center of the table at the feet of a figure. Then the game starts.
The goal of a player is to use the mounted figures to kick the ball to the goal of the opponent. If you are expert at this game the balls can be speeded up to 50- 60 km per hour.
You can play against one opponent, may play doubles and maximum you can have 4 members in each team. Over 360 degree shots are not considered legal.
Unlike field football, the winner in Fussball is determined after one team scores the number of goals that was fixed before.
But not only in an international competition, can Fussball also be played in bars, pubs, schools, clubs even workplaces. Some variation in rules may apply. Now-a-days Fussball is also known to be played by robots and is commonly being used even as a part of many TV shows and movies.
If you have interest in playing Fussball, you also like bundesliga the game of Germany. After you learn then this game could be a real fun for weekend evenings, you do not need to be a champion to enjoy the game.