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Europeans run around and pretend to get hurt for 90 minutes
Guy One: Did you catch that crazy soccer game last night?
Guy Two: Sorry, I'm not gay.
by UsedPizza April 07, 2016
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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.
by soccer ftw November 26, 2010
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I'd like my narrative to be broken by Facts & Opinion
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Facts:
Soccer is a term coined by the English. NOT the Americans.
Soccer is an abbrev. for Association of Football.
Soccer is the most widely watched sport in the world.
Most countries call it by a more logical name - FOOTBALL.
It is a sport of endurance where success depends on agility, skill & team strategy
It is a sport which can be technical in play like the Germans or magical like the Brazilians.
It is a sport which elicits a chant & fervour from the audience that is unmatched by any other sport.
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Opinion:
I think World Cup Football (soccer) is way better than American football for the following reasons
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1. Its action is constant and not constantly interrupted game play.
2. It relies on skill & technique as opposed to brute force and body weight where skill is less important
4. The size of the player is irrelevant as the focus is on the play of the game as opposed to the player of the game.
5. It's not a game where you wear helmets and have cheerleaders and fancy stuff to hype the game.
6. Its a sport which does not need a high score to make up for a low IQ
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Why I think Americans prefer their "Football"
Their culture/attitude makes BIG seem better. Skill is not important. Glamour & marketing hype combined with brute force and size is more attractive to an American. To make my point - Large Cadillacs (big cars), WWF, baseball (less skill than cricket where you can hit the ball in a variety of ways).
Motorcyles where they find Harleys to be more attractive than the latest sport bikes (they call them crotch rockets). Imagine telling yourself a Harley sounds good compared to the hair-raising sounds of the Jap/Italian bikes. What if they made aircraft that sounded like that instead of the modern turbine. I'm trying not to bash but make a point - it's just culture and atttitude.
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Rebuttal :
Someone commented about Americans building the Internet, airplanes, phones. A great many Great minds have been of non-American descent that would have come from European descent/heritage/ancestry. So that's a moot point.
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How silly can you be if you think soccer is for gays. By that token, wearing gear to protect yourself should qualify for gayness. What if poeple said the way a pitcher throws a ball in baseball looks gay. You really have to be stupid to make comments like that about soccer/sport.
Women play baseball too. That does not make the sport gay.

This is a sport that appeals to basic instinct. Take a person that has not been culture-brainwashed and he will levitate towards basic instinct. That is why the world loves and identifies with football. To make my point, the world loves American music & movies. They could have loved American football in the same way. The fact that they dont is because it's just nowhere close to the passion that comes about with World cup football. People love to watch soccer regardless of whether their country plays or not.
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IF the Americans were to win the World cup, have women go crazy after them, etc., their perception would change. The rest of the world already has the right perspective. They dont like to watch it because they are currently not faring well. And they don't like to admire outside of their own. That is not sporting. That is not sport.
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Further cases in point :
I've spoken about American Football & Harleys. Both religions in the US. And nowwhere else.
Now consider the METRIC system of measurement. Its followed by the ENTIRE world except the US. This cost the US a lot of money and is also less effective & unnecessarily more complex. Google and find the truth.
The US Electric system is also different - 110 Volts and is again - less effective than the system used in the rest of the world.
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All of these only underline attitude and undermine reason.

Soccer is a sport where a Ball is played with your foot
Sport 'ASSOCIATED' with the world except the US
I'd rather pretend-its-GAY than play-and-pray
by B.Col-World Cup Fan June 17, 2006
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THE GAME ITSELF
soccer is a sport in which two teams each with 11 players try to kick a ball (roughly the same size as a basket or net ball) between two goalposts. there are two sets of goal posts on each side of the field, one team is trying to kick the ball into one set, the other is doing the same into the other set. players can use any part of their body except their arms to score a goal. each goal, i.e. getting the ball through one set of goalposts, counts as one point. at the end of the match, the team with the highest amount of points wins.

COMMON MYTHS

1. soccer is a sissy sport.
i) well, more than half the people who say that are retarts who watch the sport on TV instead of getting off their asses and actually trying it out for themselves. so how would they know?
ii) soccer requires a very high amound of fitness, as there's only one 5 min. break in the whole 90 minute match, and players have to run practically the whole time especially if they are a midfielder or striker.
iii) soccer players only have protection on their calves. they can be knocked over, elbowed (this isnt strictly allowed but happens anyway), kneed, shoved, etc etc. soccer is definately a contact sport.

2. American football is way better.
i) well, sure, in american football they score more, but who cares? seriously!
ii) many people call soccer sissy. look at the wimps who play american football! they have protection covering their entire bodies, even their faces! "oh yeah, we're so tough, we have so much gear on us we practicly weigh twice as much as a rhino when weve got it on"
iii) they have breaks every 15 minutes or sumthing! oh yeah they run a little bit, but their so stuffed after that amount of time that the're sitting down with red faces and sweat running down their noses!

3. soccer requires no effort
i) 90 minute matches, you have to run most of that time, only one small break.
ii) you have to have SERIOUS skills. you have to be able to dribble the ball effectively, get past opponents, accurately pass the ball to team members, possibly shoot with, say, 3 defenders and the goalie trying to stop you, and GET IT IN. ok, so if this doesn't sound hard, TRY IT.
iii)in american football, they have to get past a line. oh, yeah, so hard eh? no wonder they score so much!
soccer is the best sport eva eva eva. EVA.

soccer is wayyyy better than american football. i've tryed both sports, guess what? i stayed with soccer.

try it. you'll be surprised.
by skysiie April 23, 2007
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A REAL definition:

A word or nickname for the sport Association Football and to bring about less confusion in other sports: American Football, Australian Rules Football, etc.

Contrary to popular belief "Soccer" was not coined by the Americans, but by the founding fathers of the "current" game and took the root abbreviation from the word AsSOCiation.

It's played on rectangular field called the "pitch" with 10 players and 1 Goalkeeper. Two 45 minutes halves.

The game usually called a "match" involves the use of the feet and or head. Play the ball with your hand or arm is illegal.

Object is to the ball in the opponents goal, goals are worth 1 point. The team with the most points wins the match.

The game allows a minimal amount of contact, though considerably less that American Football.
Let's go watch the US play soccer today in Chicago.
by macky592 July 08, 2011
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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.
by luki January 08, 2004
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A physically demanding sport and the most popular in the world, despite the fact the clock counts up and the players constantly pretend to sprain their ankles.
Hola! Vamos a jugar futbol o soccer!
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