Soccer is the world’s most popular sport partially due to the fast-paced excitement it generates on the field and its defined as the main national sport of most countries, around the world. Billions of people around the world play soccer in one way or another either as leisure/competitive wise or as a means of income. The most recognized tournament is the World Cup which is held every four years. Russia would be holding the next tournament this coming summer on the month of June 16th to July 16th.
The game is composed as one team having possession of the ball to control the game by keeping it away from the opposing opponent preventing them from scoring. Soccer is played on a grass field distinctly marked by two short goal lines and two long touch lines. The field is divided into halves, separated by the halfway line, which runs from the midpoints of each touchline. At the midpoint of the halfway line is a marked center point surrounded by a lined center circle, referred to as the middle point of the field. Opposing players are not allowed to enter this circle during the possessing team’s kickoff. The length of the touch line must be greater than the length of the goal line. The main thing you're going to need for a soccer game is the ball and is defined as been spherical in shape and made of leather. Matches are generally played by two teams of eleven by eleven.
Today sports serve as an instrument for many social and cultural problems. Kenya, for example is a country that has a good reputation earned through her sportsmen and women, especially the athletes in middle and long-distance running. In recent years, Kenya has gone through some hardship mainly caused by insecurity like terrorism, causing people to be wary of Muslims and so forth. This phobia mainly caused by the old age or aging people and passed on to their generations must come to a stop limiting free will of people. Thus, soccer comes as a bridging point by building relations between people and community as a whole through mutual love and understanding of the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Marcus Rashford, Zinedane Zidane, David Beckham, Neymar are just a few household names that can gather a mass around them for entertainment regardless of their ethnicity, tribe, race, religion and so forth. Their latest goals, controversies and transfers in Europe are the subject of passionate debate and discussion on every youth especially males who tend to have their following.
There are a number of reasons why they have a large attraction or following either individually or club oriented that is the club they represent; having historical rivalries amongst themselves. One reason is the growing presence of African football stars in the top European leagues. This is certainly a big attraction and excitement to the African countries they represent on a international level. The Ivorian superstars Drogba and Yaya Tou...