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The History of Soccer in Brazil - Brazil is known for the beautiful scenery and its Carnival. It’s also known for its great athletic achievements throughout history. Soccer, also known as “futebol” the national sport, is played by almost every little boy and girl in the streets of their hometowns. Some young children blossom into the great players that Brazil has had play for either the Men’s or Women’s National Teams, and some grow up to be crazy supporters.Brazilian football, unlike any other cultural interpretation of an individual sport, has the ability to conjure up one’s mind an essence of mystery, of carnival, of rhythm, of unadulterated joy and freedom....   [tags: Soccer in Brazil]
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Soccer: The World's Sport - The amazing game of soccer is played in every continent, and is the world’s most popular sport. It is proven to be one of the number one sports to be played and watched. Because its fans and players are so devoted, the sport continues to grow. Requiring only a ball and open space, the activity is available to anyone, whether rich or poor, male or female, athletic or not. Over the years, soccer has won the hearts of many because of its unique history, many benefits, and notable achievements....   [tags: Soccer Essays]
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Life is Like a Game of Soccer - Life is full of obstacles and challenges that occasionally require help from family and friends, and steps that we all must take. As human beings, we are constantly learning throughout these steps and challenges. So in this sense, life is similar to a game of soccer because just as in everyday life we go through the same obstacles, and have people there to support us. In a game of soccer, players, acquire cuts and scrapes just as we gain experiences throught our lives, and once the game is over we celebrate with our team, or with family....   [tags: soccer, obstacles, perseverance] 848 words
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Effective Ways to Kick a Soccer Ball - Imagining myself as a high school soccer coach, I would like to optimize my team’s kicking performance. Some players consistently kick the ball successfully with the correct use of power and accuracy. To ensure that all players are able to achieve the same optimal kicking habits, this paper will document (1) the effective and ineffective habits of kicking, (2) describe biomechanical based kicking assessments, (3) describe how these assessments will measure the effective aspects of kicking and expected findings, and (4) provide suggestions on how I may modify programming based on the insights gained from these assessments....   [tags: Biomechanics of Soccer]
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The World Cup in Soccer - Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. It may not seem like it because football is most popular in North America but soccer is the most popular sport in the world. My perspective is that if there were more soccer stadiums, more federations, and more soccer associations in the United States it might be more popular than football is in North America. Soccer is probably very popular because it is the first team sport a kid will probably play in their life because football and baseball are for kids a little older as they are more dangerous sports....   [tags: soccer, world cup, sports,]
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Angle of Shooting in Soccer - It was about 3 minutes before the time was called. The red light from the score billboard showing “2-1” represented our team’s frustration to win that one more point in order to break even. The cheering sound of the crowd reverberated through the ground; chased by the other two players from the opposing side, I ran as fast as I could toward the opponent’s goal; it was our last chance of scoring. My heart started pounding rapidly, I ran closer to the goal, and took the shot. I missed. My dad started teaching me to play soccer since I was very young....   [tags: freekicks, soccer,math, physics]
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The History of the World Cup in Soccer - The world cup is soccer’s most prestigious honor. If you win your team will be talked about for the next four years, until the next world cup was held. The world cup is the best of the best from 204 countries playing against each other in the best sport in the world. The world cup is the most exciting tournament to watch and cheer for. The First World Cup In 1930, the first world cup was held in Uruguay, but at the time the trophy was known as the Jules Rimet Cup. There were no qualifying matches due to the fact there were only thirteen teams....   [tags: World Cup, soccer, sports,]
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Influence on Soccer Attendance - Soccer is an important sport in the United Kingdom. In 2004/5 the average attendance at a soccer game was 15,885. However attendance is not even across every team. The average attendance figures for a Premier-League team the average was 33,885 and for the 3rd division teams this was 4,500 (Football Economy, 2005). The staging and support of soccer teams takes resources and the higher the level of attendance, the higher level of income. Higher levels of attendance, in the past, have also indicated better financial performance as complimentary good, such as soccer jerseys and accessories have been sold more often....   [tags: United Kingdom, Soccer, Sports]
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Brazil's Legacy in Soccer - No other country can compare to the great nation of Brazil when it comes to the beautiful game of soccer. Since their entrance as full member of FIFA, or Fédération Internationale de Football Association, in 1923, the country of Brazil has accounted for numerous trophies as well as individual awards for its players (“Brazil”). Brazilian futebol, or soccer, has reached international stardom because of its history consisting of ground breaking teams, revolutionary players, and winning performances in competitive tournaments....   [tags: Brazil, Soccer, FIFA, Liga do Brazil]
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Political Link of Jerusalem Soccer Teams - Jerusalem, a city like none other, possesses holy religious sites and constant social conflict. It is the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict, with members of each group struggling to coexist with the other. 65 years have passed since the declaration of the State of Israel, yet the Arabs and Israelis have not come to terms on any sort of permanent peace agreement. Part of the struggle in Jerusalem, over the years, has been radical groups on each side taking the conflict to new heights. Jihadist organizations such as The Muslim Brotherhood have used terrorism in order to instill fear in the Jews....   [tags: Middle East, Social Confilct, Soccer]
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International Soccer's Influence on Diplomatic, Social, and Political Relations - To what extent has international soccer influenced the world politically and socially. This research question will be investigated using different books pertaining to the subject. The investigation will cover the impacts of soccer in the 1930s during the First World War, the 1940s during the Second World War and the 1970s during the Cold War. The effect of soccer on a country’s nationalism will be researched as well. Soccer had a great impact on people’s lives socially; it gave people hope when in a time of need....   [tags: Soccer and International Relations]
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Soccer Hooliganism - Representation of Football Culture in Contemporary Fiction In ‘Understanding Soccer Hooliganism’ John H.Kerr talks about a group of Chelsea supports called ‘Chelsea Headhunters’. Some of the members of the group were average people, working normal jobs who you wouldn’t really associate with hooliganism. “For instance, the age of the convicted gang leaders ranged from twenty-three to thirty-one, well beyond the teenage years; all four were working and one was a former Royal Navy cook and Falklands War veteran....   [tags: Soccer Hooliganism, John Kerr]
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The Physics of Soccer - Rolling Motion and Friction Suppose you kick a soccer ball without giving it any spin. Your foot, therefore, gives the ball an initial speed (v) and an initial angular speed of 0. Since grass is not frictionless, the ball initially slides across the field, then starts to rotate and, eventually, starts rolling without slipping. A soccer ball rolls without slipping when its center-of-mass speed equals its angular speed (around its center of mass). OK, now suppose you want to kick the ball so that it immediately starts rolling without slipping....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 734 words
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Physics of Soccer - What makes the ball curve: Soccer players can make the ball curve by applying a Force, kicking, to the ball that is not in the center of the ball itself. When the ball is struck on the side by a player the ball spins while it is moving forward. In the case of the picture below, the soccer ball was struck on the right side of the ball and is spinning counter-clockwise. What causes the ball to actually curve in the air is a difference in the pressures on either side of the soccer ball. On the left side of this soccer ball, the air is moving faster, than the right side, relative to the center of the ball....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 703 words
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Physics of Soccer - Physics of the Ball How and where you kick the ball is the most important aspect within the game of soccer. Lets say you kick the ball perfectly giving it no rotation (or spin), this means that you have given the ball a velocity (v) and an initial angular speed of zero. When the ball comes into contact with the ground it will begin to spin because the ground is not frictionless. The soccer ball will eventually begin to roll without slipping, which is when the balls center of mass is equal to its angular speed....   [tags: physics sport sports soccer football] 1400 words
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Brazilian Soccer Sensation, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior - ... Pele, arguably the greatest soccer player in history, described Neymar as a “technical marvel, a wizard with magical feet’ (Antunes, A). Hence, Neymar is certainly earning the kudos and piling in cash for his spectacular skill. He earns approximately 20.5 million euros, which includes his yearly salary and endorsement deals. The 22-year-old sensation signed an 11-year deal with Nike, a 2-year deal with Panasonic, along with Volkswagen and other minor companies at the age of 17 (“Wikipedia”)....   [tags: FC barcelona, pele, soccer fans] 768 words
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Pelé - One of the Greatest Soccer Players of All Time - Pelé - One of the Greatest Soccer Players of All Time Athletic Genius, Soccer Legend, Master of Offense, Pelé. All are names for Edson Arantes do Nascimento, undoubtedly one of the greatest soccer players of all time. The purpose of this essay is to inform you about the things Pelé accomplished throughout his life and career, and also about what he did that effected the world so much. Pelé was born on October 23rd, 1940, in the Brazilian town of Tres Coracoes, which means Three Hearts. Pelé was the first child to Dondinho and Celeste....   [tags: Pele Brazil Soccer] 1883 words
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Favorite Sport: The Origin of Soccer - 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....   [tags: soccor, tournaments, players]
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The Influence of Soccer - It is a game that is played with two sides. Each side will have eleven players, including the goal-keeper. Soccer, also known as Football, is a widely known sport these days. Because of the confusion between American Football and football, the term football is mostly used in Europe and Africa. Originated in England, soccer is now a profitable sport besides its recreational, health significance, and competitive atmosphere. As I was growing up, it was my dream to become a famous soccer player. Driven by this motivation, I started playing soccer when I was five years old....   [tags: Origin, Fitness, Entertainment]
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The History of Soccer - There is a great amount of history regarding soccer, like its birthplace, rules, how it is played, and how it became so popular over time. Soccer is played worldwide and it is a very popular sport besides in the United States of America, which is predominated by football. The only difference I can possibly think between soccer and football is that soccer is played using your feet unlike football in which it is ok to use your hands. Soccer it’s played every year like football, both sports share an identical objective, which is to score against the other team during a fixed period of time....   [tags: mls, britain, birthplace]
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The Science of Soccer - ... Momentum is how far the ball goes. If you have a lot of momentum then the ball will go farther. So if you back up a lot when you kick the ball, and you hit the ball at the right angle then, the ball will go a lot lot farther than just kicking it without backing up. To find the momentum you multiply the velocity of the object by the object's mass. When players pass the ball they use their feet to slow the momentum of the ball. When they do this they gain more control over the ball. The Magnus effect is when the players curve the ball....   [tags: weight, mass, gravity] 1136 words
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Soccer: From the Native Americans to the American Soccer League - ... The Pilgrims brought more formal soccer to the US and helped set up the game. With the help of the Pilgrims and Native Americans modern day soccer began to pick up in popularity. Soccer became popular in the US in the 1800s. Schools, colleges, and universities played soccer which allowed the game to grow in popularity. Eton College founded a set of rules known as the Cambridge Rules. These rules were adopted as a popular set of soccer rules all over the world. Cambridge rules allowed goal kicks, throw-ins, and forward passes to different players....   [tags: popular team sports] 540 words
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Globalization of Soccer - Globalization is erasing country borders. It’s expanding something to a worldwide scale, and generally making the world a little bit smaller. When you think of globalization in terms of sports, the best example is soccer. Soccer is something that started in 1863 as a simple game played in England by people of humble beginnings and not long after that turned into a worldwide phenomenon (Parrish). Soccer has over 3.5 billion fans worldwide. When you really think about that number you realize how big of a deal that is....   [tags: sports, popularity, World Cup, FIFA, culture]
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My Experience with Soccer and Asthma - ... We played in many competitions such as inter-class and inter-school competitions. The biggest of them was the inter-school sports were we had to play with other schools in the region. We travelled a lot to other cities and towns to play, and these games were huge. Having to play in front of that entire crowd was somehow new to me because back at the academy, we played behind closed doors. The spectators mostly comprised of family members of team members and a few other people. But in high school soccer, it was a different atmosphere....   [tags: personal story and reflection] 2196 words
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A Comparison Between Basketball and Soccer - ... This reason is why it is considered to be a favorite sport to any people and individuals prefer it to any other sport. Soccer is a more enjoyable sport than basketball because of the rules, number of players in a team, and how to score among each other. Basketball is played using hands. If a player hits the ball with his/her feet, his/her team will be penalized. However, putting one’s hand under the ball is also considered a foul in basketball. In soccer, a player other than the goalkeeper cannot use his/her hands except when the ball goes out of play courtesy of an opponent....   [tags: sports, goal keeper, position] 628 words
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Soccer: The World's Greatest Sport - “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” - Bill Shankley (Khurana) The passion around the world when it comes to the game of soccer is immeasurable. Known as football in all other nations except Canada and the United States, it is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world. It is a game played by millions all across the world and in many countries, such as Brazil, soccer contributes to nationalism....   [tags: Sports]
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My Goals as a Soccer Coach - ... When researching, the best source I found was “101 Great Youth Soccer Drills: Great Drills and Skills for Better Fundamental Play” because it was simple but it also had exactly what I needed to help me reach my goal. It had different drills that helped to improve the skills of players; the book had drills that addressed the specific skills I needed to improve in my team. Another book that had guided me in coaching was “Coaching Children in Sport: Principles and Practice”. This book source covered all the aspects of important issues that might arise in sports related situations....   [tags: teamwork, research, techniques] 2050 words
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The Business of Soccer in America - The Business of Soccer in America Soccer (Football) is said to be the world’s most popular sport in the world, USA are one the few countries where soccer isn't the main sport. The beautiful game is a game of passion; fans coming together to form a ‘religion’ but all this fun and excitement come down to money. The football business is one that generates a great deal of revenue from betting to tickets, TV and shirts sponsorship and transfer deals. You can argue it’s the richest sport in the world....   [tags: MLS, la liga, sports]
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How Soccer Explains the World - Franklin Foer the author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization is an important contributor of the small topic of the how soccer is related to the world. Foer from the New Republic who writes from time to time in the well known newspaper of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal had traveled around the world especially the continent of Europe, Asia, North and South America. Going from the topic of why the Islam religion, Islamic law, and religious paramilitary militia prohibits the passionate, die-hard Islamic women fans; from attending and/or watching soccer games and then partying hard like the men after the game if their country or favorite club wins...   [tags: Analysis, Franklin Foer] 2602 words
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The U.S. Soccer or Football - INTRO In the U.S soccer or football hasn't caught on quite just yet. Even though the American people have had recent success like in the 2002 World Cup and the 2009 Confederations Cup. Though extremely popular in European countries, soccer took a long time to gain momentum in the United States because Americans put more money and attention into other sports like baseball, football, and basketball. Soccer eventually became popular in the 1970s, but then lost popularity again when the National League went bankrupt....   [tags: world cup, sports, world war II, history]
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The Embodiment of Suspense in Soccer - ... Schools do not have sports teams, only clubs and cities do. Most of the players had been with the same coach and team members since they began learning to play, fostering a trusting and close-knit relationship among the group. I, the foreigner in every sense of the word, naturally felt anxious about how it would turn out playing with people to whom I had only recently become acquainted. “What if I mess up?” “Will I embarrass myself?” Worst-case scenarios were racing through my head, and even the sun could not help my trepidation....   [tags: players, team, coach] 983 words
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Comparing Soccer and Water Polo - The history of sports dates back before the discovery of America or even the birth of Jesus Christ. Sports have been in a constant evolution ever since their introduction to the world, such as Tsu’Chu to soccer or polo to water polo. Although soccer and water polo are popular in America today many athletes have come to love these two unique sports. Both sports are physically exhausting, demanding all an athlete has to offer to the game. They test the limit of the body and push it into the next level of competition....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 736 words
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Ticket Prices for Soccer Games - Soccer is the world’s most favorite sport played in the majority of countries. The phenomenon is that soccer brings people together of all nations, languages, races, religions, political creeds. It is even more popular countries like the United Kingdom, Brazil, Germany, and Spain. The Total aggregate attendance of the English Premier League games reached 13,165,416 in season 2011/2012. As the most popular sport in Brazil, 6.7 million fans attended soccer games in Brazil’s stadiums during the 2009 season....   [tags: demand, economy, clubs] 2326 words
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Soccer: The Worlds Game - ... Soccer is not played on tv nearly as much as other sports such as baseball, or football. This creates an even bigger problem within the youth of America. “Soccer is much more difficult to find on TV on a consistent basis. As a result, this education and push for technical mastery of skills within the youth population is lost” (McCormack). Kids find it a lot easier to play sports that they see on a regular basis. They can watch the professionals do it on tv and then practice what they see. Thats why other sports such as basketball, baseball, and football have always had more youth players....   [tags: Sport, Athletes, Game] 1078 words
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Transformational Leadership in Youth Soccer - Through the published research of several experts, transformational leadership has a life changing effect on learners. Placing the task in perspective, it is the relationships that are the formed through a team environment which cultivates life-long learning and fulfillment within players. Contracting experiences which have shaped a coaches life are indispensable in guiding each player in the pursuit of their potential. A coach is one of the most influential people in a child’s life. It’s vital that each leader is aware of the beliefs they are teaching to their players....   [tags: coach, player, leader, athlete] 2705 words
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How to Play Football Soccer - The European Football, or soccer, as Americans call it, is simply known as football. It is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a sphere-shaped ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The purpose of the game is to score by using any part of the body besides the arms and hands to get the ball into the opposite goal. The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands, while it is in play and then only in their penalty area....   [tags: gameplay, rules, players, equipment]
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Strategies of Goals Soccer Centres - ... It could be due to the increase in other rental under operating leases. Net profit margin has started to increase in 2010 to 2011. But in 2012, the net profit margin is decreased rapid. The main of administrative expenses spent a large amount of money. It leads to a low net profit in the business and worse of the profit margin. Capital gearing ratio from 2011 to 2012, the ratio is increased to 50%, the company will pay the interest on an annual basis. It may increase the risk and suffer to downturns in the business....   [tags: revenue, cash conversion, future] 2346 words
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Soccer: Geometry of Goal-Scoring - The adult soccer goal is 24 feet long by 8 feet high, and the penalty shot, which is the shot I will be using in order to keep a constant spot, is 12 yards away from the back of the goal. The independent factors of the experiment are the different angles of the shot. Dependent factors would be the number of goals scored. The controls of the experiment are the size of the goal, soccer ball type, soccer ball size and weight, temp in the gym, kicking surface, and the method of measurement. Variables that will affect the experiment are force, speed, velocity, and most importantly, experience....   [tags: angles, measurements, friction]
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Comparing Soccer and Football - Imagine being in a stadium crowded with fans, and cheering on your favorite sports team. People all over the world of all ages enjoy watching and attending sporting events. Although there are many different types of sports, football and soccer are both very popular. While attending one of these two sporting events, viewers will quickly notice the thousands of loyal fans. Soccer is popular internationally while football is highly enjoyed in the United States. These two sports are very different, but do contain some similarities....   [tags: origin, rules, strategies] 1201 words
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Pele's Influence in Soccer - Pelé Influences the Beautiful Game Many people do not know that much about soccer. If asked about Pelé, almost everyone will say they have heard about him. Pele is one of, if not the most, influential persons to come along and change the game for the better forever. Professional soccer in the United States was not a huge attraction. In the United States, attendance to professional soccer games was well below all other major sport franchises. Average attendance to a New York Cosmos game for the years just before Pelé arrived from 1971 to 1974 was 4,540 people (NY Cosmos, Wiki)....   [tags: Biography, Achievements]
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How Biomechanics Influences Soccer - How Biomechanics has influenced Soccer Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles in the study of living organisms. (J. Hall, 1991, p. 524). For the purpose of this essay I will focus on how biomechanics has influenced soccer. Soccer is a worldwide sport that is played right from elite level all the way down to children playing in the school playground just for fun. Soccer is a popular sport in most countries, but it is just considered a sport to most people, they do not focus on the true biomechanics related to it....   [tags: sports sciences, technology]
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US National Soccer Team - We are four games and one win into the Klinsmann-era at ÜS Soccer, but what have we learned about the new-look team. For one, it's obvious that Klinsmann likes to see his players be more creative on the ball and maintain possession. That doesn't always happen, but it appears that is the direction that he is guiding this team towards. And from a player selection perspective, it seems as though the new US manager is just as prone to selecting favorites although it's even harder to read the tea leaves as to why than it was with his predecessor....   [tags: Klinsmann, Players, Positions] 975 words
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The Sport of Soccer - The Sport of Soccer Not much is known about the origin of soccer. However, the Greeks and Romans played football and ball kicking games. The London Football Association developed the first sets of rules in 1863. British sailors and settlers brought the game to India, South America and Europe. During the late 19th century, soccer was brought to the United States. However, it did not prove popular until after World War I. In 1908, soccer was made an Olympic event. Since 1952, Hungary has won the most gold medals with three....   [tags: Papers] 1084 words
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Soccer Revolution - Nowadays, a growing number of people argue that whether modern soccer should become more related to commerce, because the fund is becoming the major criterion to estimate the value of a club and coming from various sources, which include advertising, tickets, finical support and so on. Although some people will say that overfull commercial atmosphere will be the toxic for soccer game, however I think that the combination of soccer and commerce will be the paradigm of modern soccer’s revolution. With the increased rate of people criticize commercial activities such as interviews; advertisements and kinds of parties will decrease the concentration of player for the game....   [tags: Sports]
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The Soccer Ball: Effect of Air Pressure on the Movement of the Soccer Ball - Can you bend it like Beckham. With the right training, skill, and knowing more about the soccer ball, the individual will. The soccer ball is a very interesting object. A soccer ball has to have a certain amount of air pressure in order to work properly. The air also affects the soccer ball’s flight. The soccer ball is also made of different kinds of material and has different sizes. In the next couple of paragraphs I will tell you more about a soccer ball and the air pressure. The first soccer ball was a rubber soccer ball made of pig or ox bladder with leather in the 1800s (The Science of Soccer, 1998)....   [tags: sports] 837 words
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The Sport of Soccer - The Sport of Soccer Planning My project on a sport activity will be based on the sport football. I will plan and observe the five skills of: * Pass * Head * Shoot * Tackle * Dribble From the observation I take I will construct a project showing how my performer carried out the skill with what weakness he has made when carrying out the skill and compare it to a professional performer. From the results I will evaluate his performance and draw a conclusion of how he can improve his skills....   [tags: Papers] 2406 words
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My Interviews About the Game of Soccer - ... 2) How far do you drive each week for practice and games. 3) With playing soccer where do you buy the uniforms 4) How do tryouts work to be on the team. I chose the above questions because I know that soccer can get expensive and time consuming and I thought these were legitimate questions to ask. First, you want to know the geographical locations and how it pertains to the demographics of a team and on a family. Second, soccer games are played all over the county, state and country depending on what league you are in....   [tags: park, field, questions] 554 words
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Soccer is the Most Popular Sport in the World - ... Such fair system of distribution isn’t the same for many of today’s best known leagues, as they decide to give a bigger sum of money to the big clubs in the league and a smaller amount to the smaller clubs. This system only makes their league less competitive as there is not many clubs in the league that can afford to invest in bigger squads. As the Barclay’s Premier league continues to earn more money, the league’s clubs obtain a higher a chance of succeeding in the league. As stated by Harris in his article on hubpages, ”Money has helped to fuel success as long as the English football league has existed – so that’s about 124 years”(Harris)....   [tags: barclay, league, competitivenesss] 1081 words
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All About Soccer - Of all the sports in the world, soccer is the most played and preferred sport by both male and female players alike. An extensive survey dubbed the year 2000 Big Count carried out by FIFA revealed that 265 million female and male players in addition to 5 million soccer officials and referees were actively involved. That this statistics represent 4% of the global population is reason enough to appreciate the extent of development of soccer worldwide. Being the beautiful game as it is known due to its dazzling levels of technical skill, individual contribution as well as team play involved, soccer is governed by a standard set of rules and regulations known as the 17 laws of soccer as publi...   [tags: sports, football]
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Business in Soccer: Where is the Line Drawn? - Soccer is a religion to many in the world. It is interpreted in many different ways, became a lifestyle and family to millions of people. If soccer is a religion, money has become it's undisputed god in the 21st century. Money lives and thrives throughout the sport of soccer in many ways. Whether people like it or not it is on jerseys and stadiums, in the player's mind, and the owners grasp. Some of the biggest clubs in the world are products of brilliant branding of the club's name. This is achieved through lucrative owners and presidents, but when does money become too much of a distraction and a problem for the sport....   [tags: club branding, real madrid, manchester ]
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David Beckham's Soccer Field of Dreams - If you build it, will they come. That is the question facing David Beckham and his fellow Major League Soccer investors today. Many critics will say South Florida is a soccer cemetery, at least for the domestic game. There are tombstones marked Gatos, Toros, Miami FC, Fusion and a few with the legendary Strikers nickname that lives on in the new NASL. However, a bit of digging shows Miami is not the graveyard it is supposed to be. I grew up here. I remember listening to the Miami Toros play on my transistor radio....   [tags: league, florida, investors] 1049 words
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The Most Popular Sports Worldwide: Soccer - ... “ACL” refers to the anterior cruciate ligament. ACL injuries are quite common in a wide variety of sports. The ACL is one of the four principle ligaments in the human knee. It is often damaged as a result of contact sports, such as soccer, American football, basketball and baseball. When the ACL is damaged, the person often feels a “popping” sensation. The person cannot bear weight on the leg without severe pain. Furthermore, the knee tends to swell significantly within six hours of the injury (Stop Sports Injuries, n.d.)....   [tags: fifa, athlete injuries, treatment] 1142 words
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For Me, Contentment is Synonymous with the Soccer Field - For me, contentment is synonymous with only one place – the soccer field. Whilst the world has its argentine genius – Lionel Messi and its English architect – Wane Rooney, the local playground had me, a hesitant 17 year old with raging hormones looking forward to shining each day, trying to outdo himself, working towards achieving greater heights. Soccer is my passion, although my fascination for the sport developed long after I had walked away from soccer coaching. I did not enjoy the experience because of my lack of ability, embarrassment and fear of the coach himself....   [tags: personal reflections and anecdotes] 517 words
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Soccer is a Terrific Extra-curricular Activity - ... For example, when I played soccer at the Stouffville soccer club. I was able to meet different people from Italy, Saudi Arabia, France, and Mexico amongst others. Furthermore, networking can also help one find a job or get into a college. For example to get into a college people are usually required to have letters of recommendation. A well-networked person will inevitably have a larger selection of strong recommendations to choose from due to his or her large number of contacts. Secondly, participating in an extra-curricular activity can also improve a person's chances of gaining admission to and enjoying a college experience....   [tags: school experience, scholarship, friends] 529 words
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Provisions for People with Disabilities in Soccer - Provisions for People with Disabilities in Soccer In this essay I will look at how Soccer is provided for in Lisburn from Junior level to senior level. I will investigate to see if there is any provision for those people with disabilities. I will look at each gender and see how each is provided for. After looking at my area, I will then look at soccer at international level and see how it is developed and how those with disabilities are provided for....   [tags: Papers] 1041 words
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Soccer: Bringing People Together Around the World - What the rest of the world calls football, is known as soccer in the United States. Arguably the most popular game on earth, its internal controlling body (FIFA), boasts more members than the UN. Bigger than baseball, American football, and basketball combined, soccer is the most watched sporting event in the world, even more than the Olympics. Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas. It has a vivid and interesting history in the world of sports. Soccer, it would seem, is not just a game, but a global event with wide political, national, and economic influence....   [tags: Sport, History]
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Varsity Girls Soccer (Worland vs. Powell) - What seemed to be a very long and difficult game, the Worland High School Varsity Girls come through to winning the game against Powell. Still remaining number one in the 3A division in the state of Wyoming, Worland has put up a fight regarding their loss against Lander last year at state soccer in Jackson, Wyoming. Worland’s very first game of the season this year in 2014 was against Jackson. The defending state champions were demolished by the Warriors, and Jackson also did not score a single goal....   [tags: being a family in a sport]
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Brazil, Soccer, and Racism - Brazil, Soccer, and Racism Soccer was first brought to Brazil by the English, and at first was passed on to the Brazilian elites. As time went on every class began to play this new sport. Soccer became immensely popular and widely played. Many blacks (lower/working-class) found soccer as a way to improve their oppressed lives. On the other hand the whites (upper-class) found it as a way control the threatening lower-class energy. This view of the upper-class led them to create a commercialized soccer, in order to get the masses to play, in a way that ensured social tranquility....   [tags: American History] 1531 words
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The Defensive Side of Soccer - The game of soccer has many different dimensions. One of these dimensions is defense. There are two main aspects of defense. The first aspect is mental defense and the second aspect is physical defense. While each of these aspects seems simple, there are many components that go into them. Mastering the art of defense is key component to winning the game of soccer. It has often been said and proven true that a successful defense creates a successful offense. One of the most important parts of mental defense is the concept of being alert....   [tags: Sports] 512 words
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Soccer is my Hobby - Soccer is my Hobby Why soccer is my hobby. Everybody has different hobbies that he or she would like to do for fun or relaxation. They can be either physical activities like jogging, football, swimming, skateboarding… or mental activities like reading, watching movies, playing computers… and depend on each personality. For me, soccer is my hobby because it’s part of my life and I cannot live without it. Living in country like Vietnam, soccer is the king of sport. That is why it is not surprising that my childhood has grown up with the soccer’s ball until today....   [tags: Art] 563 words
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Soccer Changed My Life - Many things have helped to shape my identity to make me the person I am. The most influential thing that has shaped me is my culture. One of the biggest pieces of my culture that has done this is my participation in sports. Out of the sports I play, high school soccer has shaped me the most. Soccer in high school shaped my identity by making me more social, a leader, and open minded about diversity. Soccer has guided me in many ways to become the person I am. Especially in high school, the sport has showed me how to be much more cooperative and open with others....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself] 728 words
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Computer Creativity in Soccer - Computer Creativity in Soccer Studies concerning computer creativity in art and music have been central issues in the field of Artificial Intelligence for over thirty years, and several scholars of computer science are optimistic that computers will eventually be able to create original works (Miranda, 16), but not until recently had any computer programmer pursued Artificial Intelligence in athletics. This is a particularly daunting field because our knowledge of robotics is still very primitive, but this does not merit neglecting further investigation....   [tags: Technology Artificial Intelligence Essays]
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Physical Fitness for Soccer - Physical Fitness for Soccer Even though my position is a goalkeeper I still need to carry out the same activities as an outfield player because a goalkeeper still has a role to play. He must have strong muscles for goal kicks and strong-arm muscles to enable him to throw the ball. · Muscular Endurance - To keep the muscles contracting for the full length of the match without them becoming tired or weak....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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