John - Austin, Texas
Entered on April 8, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: sports


Have you ever asked why soccer is the best sport in the world?

Soccer is the most popular participation and spectator sport in the world. Soccer is regarded as the most skilled and creative sport on earth, as well as being the most intricate team game.

In a game of soccer we two teams of eleven try to guide a soccer ball into goal cages at opposite ends of the field, using different parts of their body. Only the goalkeeper may use his/her hands.

Have you ever asked yourself why you like certain food or one particle sport? Have you asked anybody around you when you hear people screaming go lasso! Go lasso! When watching or during a soccer game. For your information it’s a Spanish word that means goal, if it’s in football it’s a touchdown or even basketball it’s a basket.

The Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Ancient Greek, Persian, Viking, and many more played a ball game long before our era. The Chinese played “football” games date as far back as 3000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks and the Roman used football games to sharpen warriors for battle. In south and Central America a game called “Tlatchi” once flourished. Our modern soccer was polished by the British who set up rules and leagues.

Soccer the one and only sport that brings people together each and every year no matter where they are from has not been shown the same respect as other sport in this nation. In the recent world event held in Germany it became the most viewed event in the world. It joins and creates news all over the world also gives second chance to people and nations who have difficult in there nation. In certain nations it is used to get kids out of trouble or even land up on the street in search of a home or place to lay there heads examples of such kids is like the great Maradona , Ronaldo , Ronaldhino , Robinho just to mention a few of stars that has benefited from the game of soccer. With the help of FIFA committee they are able to get stadiums, coaches and the necessary facilities needed to attract people from all over. Take Africa for instance FIFA has built a lot of academies for young kids and even adults to help develop and expand the game of soccer. Soccer is means everything to them. They grew up to love the game, eat, speak and even sleep with the game on there on mind. There is no given day that you will not find group of people gathered around just to comment on previous games and up coming ones. When asked why the same sport all the time they say the other ones is a one mans show and also the team work in the sport makes it extra ordinal.

Just remember a game that makes you believe in yourself and gives you lots of opportunities in life is what you should fight for.