CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background of Study Football is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. Football is the world’s most popular sport since it is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries. It seems there is no other sport that is played and watched more than football. The FIFA World Cup (an international association football competition) is the world’s most widely viewed sporting event; an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 FIFA World Cup held in Germany and the 2010 event in South Africa was broadcasted to 204 countries on 245 different channels.
The Most Popular Sport in the World According to USA Today, “David Beckham is indisputably among the most recognized sports figures in the world, where soccer -- known every place but America as football -- is the real king of sports.” (Hale 7). Today, the game has no shortage of fans throughout the world. Soccer is commonly considered “the world’s game” and is played by more nations than any other sport. (Stewart 10). One hundred and seventy countries have national soccer teams that compete in the World Cup, held every four years.
Lionel Messi Daniel Guerra 3rd hour February 29, 2012 Miss Turner/English II This is the story of the young boy who completely stunned the world of soccer with his lethal sprints from midfield. I am going to review his entire career as a soccer player. From his early years when he was a young eight year old boy to the present date where he’s currently twenty-four years old man. It’s also going to review his highest point in his career where he won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 3 consecutive years making him the second player to ever win it in three consecutive years and also his lowest in his career where people blame him for Argentina’s exit out of the FIFA World Cup in Africa in 2010. This is the inside story of the greatest soccer player of our generation and also considerable the best soccer player that has ever grazed the soccer field.
Thus being the reason it has become so immensely popular over the past two decades. It is my intent to prove that since 1993, Mixed Martial Arts has become one of the fastest growing sports in the world. The first form of Mixed Martial Arts has been dated back to 648 B.C. in the Ancient Greece Olympics. This no-holds-barred combat sport was called Pankration.
Soccer Striker Soccer, or Football as it is called in some countries, is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with having a unique title of being a truly global sport. Soccer is a team sport which consists of 11 players at different positions. Although all positions are important but the one that grabs the attention and spot light would be striker or the forward position. Their main responsibility is to score for their side which is the main purpose of the game. The team with more goals wins.
Some famous players include Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for Real Madrid, Lionel Messi, who plays for F.C. Barcelona, and David Beckham, who now plays for Paris St. Germaine. These three players are a few of the best in the world. Soccer is a fun and exciting sport to both play and watch. At any moment, the game can change, which is why it is so exciting.
Powell 1 Grayson Powell LeAnne Garner English 1010 1 December 2010 Football Versus Futbol Football Association, better known in America as soccer, is the single most popular sport in the entire world. While football is one of the most popular sports in America, soccer is loved and favored in countries all over the world. Having played both soccer and football in high school, I feel that soccer is a more difficult sport to play than football, because it is a sport that requires a great amount of skill, concentration, and endurance. There are many reasons why soccer is better than football. Soccer is the original football.
It was the 2001 – 2002 season in the English Premier League where a team name Arsenal was battling a very famous club even a non-soccer fan has heard of name Manchester United for the title. On May 8th of 2002 Arsenal had to face one of their hated rivals Manchester United in their enemy’s backyard. The gunners were ahead of the red devils by 1 point with only 1 game to go, all they needed was a victory to secure their title. I was lucky enough to watch that game as my first ever soccer game. I didn’t know the rules and regulations of the game at all.
• Summary The UEFA Champions League is the premium European club soccer competition; some say it’s even bigger that the FIFA world cup as a soccer clubs success is measured by the number of champions league titles they have , any soccer fan knows that you can watch soccer at its highest level during this games and that is why companies try to do their best promoting their products during these games and what makes this event so special is that UEFA champions league as it name suggests is a league which goes on for 9 straight months, which makes an amazing opportunity for companies to promote their products. Television channels that have the right to stream the games also make a lot of profit from advertising during the games as 150 million people watched last year’s final, which is a lot more that the number of people who watched the super bowl that very same year. Ford Motors is one of the six main sponsors along Heineken, MasterCard, UniCredit, PlayStation and Gazprom. By sponsoring such an event Ford is able to directly reach its target customers for 9 straight months every year. Since a large percentage of Fords potential customers in Europe are soccer fans and it’s likely that they watch the UEFA Champions League.