Soccer: A battleground for Bragging Rights Among the Nations
Soccer, also known as football by most nations, is the only sport that can claim the title of “The World’s Sport.” With more than 250 million players on over 200 teams from around the world and well over a billion viewers, soccer is by far the most widely watched and played sport compared to even American football. How did soccer come to fruition? What makes the game so popular? How is the game played? These are the questions that are going to be covered in this expose on this sport.
The gameplay and the standards set by the IFAB make the game what it is today, making soccer one of the most popular pastimes in the world. Its history is relatively short compared to the vast versions of this game from the days of antiquity to soccer’s true inception in the mid-1800s. As the game gained in popularity over the years from ancient times as kick ball to what it is today, soccer has touched the lives of so many all over the world with billions of fans and millions of players competing against each other over bragging rights of their team’s winning the ultimate prize, the World Cup.