Essay on Favorite Sport: The Origin of Soccer
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My favorite sport is association football, best known as soccer, is the most popular sport in the world that requires few elements to be played and is highly acclaimed. It is played around the world in a lot of countries and has big amounts of fans. It consists of eleven players on each side of the field, trying to get the ball to the opposing goal by crossing through the counter team by maneuvering the ball or performing a series of passes to get to the goal and score. Famous teams and players are widely recognized all over the world and most of them face in tournaments, which the best are the FIFA world cup for national teams and the UEFA champions league for club leagues. Soccer in United States is not very popular, and recently was…show more content…
All rules are regulated by a referee that monitors what happens in the field. There are punishments for players that commit faults represented by color cards, yellow and red. The starting position of a game is always in the white dot at the center of the field. Each team is composed by different kind of players, from the goalkeeper, to the defense line, the midfield line and the front striking players that usually score the goals. Each player, official or even the fans, all of them contribute to make the sport interesting. Names like Pele, Maradona or Messi are names that are known even by people that do not follow soccer so close or that do not even know what soccer is, but because of the transmission of soccer worldwide they are known. There are different attributes that made up a good player. People thing that is all about talent, skills and maneuvers, but there is more in a player than those values. A good player described by most soccer experts or soccer legends, is a player that performs as a leader in the field and manage the team by spreading confidence in their teammates, formulating strategies and having a spirit of leadership. Some players that may gather these characteristics are Ronaldo, Zidane, Messi, Pele and Ibrahimovic, that usually became the team captains. Pele, considered the best soccer player in the world, said, “The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness
There are many outdoor games. However, among all the outdoor sports, football is my most favourite game. This game is famous all over the world. Football is a game played by eleven players on each side. There is one referee and two linesmen. In India football is played with great fervour. Even though we do not qualify for the World Cup matches, people here are quite passionate about this wonderful game. In Kolkata there are many football grounds. Among them Salt Lake Stadium is very big and well-known all around the world. I play football in my school. I am part of the school primary team. I am a supporter of Mohan Bagan Athletic Club, which happens to be the oldest club in Kolkata. I am also a devoted supporter of Brazil. Brazil won the soccer world cup for five years. Large number of spectators comes to see football matches. This game is a physical game and played mainly with the legs and head. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to catch the ball with his hands. Football, because of the thrill and excitement it offers, is my most favourite game.
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