Day in the life of soccer

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•History of soccer• •Dzsenifer Marozsán• •Passion Connection• DzeniferMarozsán//YoungSuperstar•2014

Although the official rules of soccer were founded in England, we do not know exactly where it originated. Yet from what we know of the history of soccer, the earliest forms of soccer were seen in Asia close to 3,000 years ago.These forms of the sport were not played with the same rules that we use today, but we can see resemblances.

One early form of soccer was an ancient Chinese game called cuju. This game was played with 2 to 10 players. The players were allowed to touch the ball with any part of the body except the hands. They would shoot a ball at a minuscule hole to score. points were also deducted for fouls (the worse the foul the more points deducted). In the end, the team with the most points won.

Asia, however, was not the only continent throughout the history of soccer to play sports that resembled soccer in those days. In some areas in South America they were using rubber balls to play a sport that vaguely resembled soccer as we know it.

Also, the Greeks and Romans were said to have a game that was very similar to soccer. It was played with 27 players on each team. It is not an established fact that they had the game, but some believe it to be true.

Other than this, there seems to be little evidence in the history of soccer that shows the game made its way into Europe until around 1000 AD.

As soccer began to move toward Europe, it began to look a little more like modern soccer. It was still a brutal sport, though. Many injuries occurred in virtually every game. For this reason, people of higher class began to dislike the sport.

Soccer was banned in England during the reign of King Edward (1307-1327). Anyone who was caught playing soccer at this time was thrown into prison. This did not stop people from playing soccer.

Soccer continued to grow, though it was banned by many other kings and queens of England who came into power after King Edward. Many players were imprisoned and otherwise punished for playing the sport throughout the history of soccer.

The Invention of Soccer

After a few centuries had gone, soccer became more popular and was no longer banned. Schools in England began to make teams that would play each other. The idea of tournaments started to spread outside of the schools. However, tournaments were still hard to have as rules varied wherever you were.

Finally, in the year 1863 a man from England named Ebenezer Cobb Morley, who had previously established the Barnes Club, called a meeting for the founders of many soccer clubs to decide the official rules of soccer. On the 8th of December of 1863 the official rules of soccer were established.

Though some changes were later made to the rules, this moment in the history of soccer has credited Ebenezer Cobb Morley as the founder of soccer as we know it.

From there soccer continued to gain popularity and is now unquestionably the most popular sport in the world.

World Cup Soccer

After much growth in popularity and the invention of many soccer clubs, in 1904 the first international match outside England in the history of soccer was played in Paris between France and Belgium. This led to the founding of FIFA, the international soccer organization, on May 22, 1904.

Soccer had recently been established as an Olympic sport. It had seen its first Olympic match in the year 1900. Yet, after the 1928 Olympics it was agreed that soccer would not be played in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, due to lack of interest in the United States.

FIFA decided that it was time for an international soccer tournament. Therefore they set the first World Cup to be played in Uruguay in 1930.

The World Cup is played every four years.

The World Cup grew in popularity at an incredible rate and is now the most popular sports event on the planet.

•Dzsenifer Marozsán is a young German footballer plays for 1. FFC Frankfurt. She is the youngest ever player to play in the Bundeslega at the age of 14 years and 7 months. She is also Bundesliga’s youngest goal scorer at 15 years and 4 months. She made her debut for the German National Team on 28 October 2010. Now she is an integral part of German women soccer team. Playing as a midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsán is one of the current best female footballers in the world.

I have such a strong passion connection to soccer because.....

Soccer Is Gaining Momentum

We gain success on the field when our fans are cheering which we know they are because we can tell that the love for soccer is growing.

Passion and Pageantry

With having passion on and off the field we gain energy to enjoy what we love.

Skill, Athleticism, and Fitness

While soccer players might not use their hands, they most certainly have speed, and their skill when it comes to agility is awe-inspiring. In terms of fitness, professional soccer players display a phenomenal level. During the previous World Cup over 100 players averaged running six-plus miles during a match and some as high as seven or eight. We’re not talking about a casual jog in the park either. We’re talking about anaerobic sprints for ninety-plus minutes. When it comes to skill, speed, and fitness, soccer is fantastic to watch.

  • Strategy

    It’s tough to score in soccer. While this fact is maddening to the casual soccer observer, behind the scoring is a great deal of strategy and flow that’s happening on the pitch. The nuance of that flow and how the pieces of a soccer match fit together holds intrigue. How the players move without the ball and create space to be in the right place is a thing of beauty to watch if you look closely enough.

    So,in that case soccer is one of my strong points that I strive to get better and better in every day.

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