Play Hard with the Most Popular World Sports
When it comes to internationally popular sports, soccer may top the list. It’s pronounced like foot-ball, but don’t confuse it for American gridiron football. Instead, futbal is an exciting sport for eve-ryone -from the youngest kids to the oldest grandparents. If you still consider soccer an obscure game no one in this country plays, keep in mind that thousands of people in the U.S. are members of organized teams, while thousands more play it recreationally. The game currently known as soc-cer or futbol, it’s derived from games played thousands of years ago. Many historians considered Greek forms of mob football the precursor of the sport. However, those ancient games were hand-focused rather than limited to kicking. Older games enjoyed by Chinese people involved kicking around a round ball. Japan and Australia also developed their own unique forms of this exciting sport. No matter where you go, you can find someone with a soccer ball who is ready to play.