Hockey is a team sport where each team tries to send the ball between the opponent's goal posts by using a hockey stick.
Hockey has different varieties - Ice Hockey, Field hockey, Bandy etc. Field hockey is the most commonly played variety in the world. This game is organized by Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) known as the International Hockey Federation in English. Field Hockey is commonly played and watched in Asia, Australia, Europe and South Africa. Ice Hockey is organized by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Ice Hockey is played by two teams of skaters on a large area of ice, mostly played in Canada, Finland and Czech Republic. Bandy is organized by the Federation of International Bandy. The game is played mostly in Russia and Sweden.
1) The total duration of the game is 60 minutes, and it is divided into 4 quarters. There will be a break every 15 minutes.
2) Approaching the ball in any other means of hockey stick, its a foul.
3) A goal is given only when a player hits the ball from within the striking circle using the hockey stick between the opponent's goal posts.