the greatest sport in the world. it is hated by americans because they are too lazy to actually run for 90 minutes. It takes a crazy amount of dedication and skill. people try to say they are athletic because they play sports such as baseball and basketball. those sports require basic motor skills. i saw this other comment about baseball that said that a soccer player could not beat alex rodriguez in a race. soccer players are the fastest athletes in the world other than runners. soccer is the only sport in the world that you need to be physically fit to play. in football if you are fat you can just be a lineman, in baseball you can just be like prince fielder and be slow and just hit the ball. and for those of you who say that throwing a baseball at 90 mph is that challenging try kicking a ball 70 mph at a small top left corner of the net. if you ever see any of the shots and moves by the professional players you will see how amazing the moves are. it takes a hell of a lot of practice to do the moves and the shots have to be taken in the perfect spot or the goalie will save them. goalkeepers need so much practice to be able to judge the shots. they have to be able to jump through the air to hit the ball away then they must get up quickly or the ball may be shot again into the net. penalty kicks are the hardest thing to do as a goalkeeper in sports. a goalkeeper has to move before the shot is even taken to have a chance to save the ball. soccer is the best.
lazy american: im a lazy american who cant play soccer because im too fat so im going to go play baseball.
soccer player: i feel bad for you fatass.
A sport which requires a BRAIN and FITNESS unlike american football where you run for 5 seconds and stop, if you think soccer is easy, think again, watch the top 3 leagues on the world English Premiership, Italian Serie A, Spanish La Liga and you will see how they play, soccer you CAN make contact unlike basketball where you put one hand on the guy and its a foul. With soccer it can take more than 5 years to be a good player with all the skills involved in the sport, soccer players need to be running for 90 mins OFFICIALLY not 85 minutes 90 because of stoppage time unlike american football where you run for 10 mins. You need to have a passion for soccer to play it, its useless playing with no passion because you wont get anywhere, soccer has the most passionate fans out of any sport and if you dont believe me, search soccer ultras on the internet and you will see, the point is that soccer is the best sport and requires the most out of any other sport.
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best sport in the whole wide world. obivously. requires A LOT of dedication, practice and skill. American football players call it a "girl" sport because they are to emarrased that they cant play the worlds greatest sport. you have to be fit mentaly and physicaly.Unlike basketball and american football where you stop every time the ball goes out, u play full 90 minutes, with only 3 subs. and dont get me started on baseball. Bunch of guys standing around in tight pants now thats GAY.
soccer player 1: i play soccer
girl: oh you mean the worlds greatest sport?
I like to call it football. Football has real class and you can do slick moves with it. All the other sports are scrappy and painful to watch. The World Cup and EURO 2004 are the 2nd and 3rd most watched sporting events in the world. That's why its the WORLD GAME!!!
Wanna go see a sport, check out football.
the american term for football. why the yanks call it `soccer`, who knows? 10 players on each team try and score in the opponent`s goal, defended by the goal keeper, who is the only player allowed to pick up the ball. the other ten must use their feet. thus the name football.
boy: hey mom lets play soccer
! then we can watch a movie!
translation:(pukka english) oi mum! lets play football! then maybe a film
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. Its played by overpaid sissy men on a field you could land a 747 on. The goalies defend a net you could park a semi trailer in which is the hardest job on the field. Sometimes goalies are expected to stop in excess of three shots per game.more...
The most frequently used strategy in soccer involves lying on the the field and writhing around and crying at the smallest semblance of physical contact. Often times when no contact has even occurred but the refs weren't looking. This will get you a free shot that will probably miss the net anyways because hitting a 40 foot wide net is somehow hard.
Sure soccer players can run for extended periods of time as if that is supposed to get me to respect them. Who cares? They should try playing ice hockey where you have to skate the whole time with a lot of equipment on and can't run out of bounds like the girly soccer players. In fact I defy any soccer player to willingly jump in front of a 110 mph shot.
Soccer is also a convenient excuse to display cultural and racial intolerance in the form of riots and murder. Property damage is also usually on display before during and after a soccer match.
Because if watching a 4 hour game that ends in a 0-0 tie with 4 shots on goal between teams doesn't make you want to trample children and throw Molotov's at the police I don't know what will.
But as long as they can run around for extended periods of time most of Europeans will love it.
Soccer, or futbol, is the worlds largest sport. It requires an extreme amount of skill and natural talent. Usually made fun of by American Football players, when in reality, the sport "American Football" is only a fraction of the size of futbol. It is also proven that to become a professional soccer player, it takes twice the amount of practice compared to an American Football player, you also need a high amount of athleticism, unlike "American Football". This sport is commemorated every 4 years with a "World Cup".
An example of the highly skilled game soccer, people should check out is the Barclay's Premier League