Soccer is one of the most physically demanding team sports you can play. A large part of this is due the fact that that there is no stoppage in play. The ball is almost always in play, forcing players to move around the field to set up attacks and defend the goal. This causes many players to run considerably throughout the game, often equaling several miles or more by the game's end. Though soccer is a low scoring game, it is the challenge of getting/protecting the goal that is a great award.