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  • The FIFA Scandal

    Who or what is FIFA and why does the FIFA scandal concern me? First, let’s look into FIFA. FIFA (La Fédération Internationale de Football Association) is the international governing body of football (better known as soccer here in the US). FIFA is responsible for the organization of football 's major international tournaments, most notably the Men’s and Women’s World Cup. FIFA was founded on May 21, 1904 in Paris by delegates from Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The founders created the first FIFA statutes, unifying the laws of the game to make it fair and clear to all players setting the foundation for all future football development. Headquartered in Zurich, its membership now comprises 211 national…

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  • FIFA: Changing The World

    corruption and football fans calling for reform. As the co-President of FIFA, I will help restructure an organization that will be free from corruption and that will restore the global soccer community’s faith in FIFA. The vision statement I would put in place as co-President is: “Changing the game. Changing the world.” While this vision statement is similar to the current statement “For the game. For the world.”, it carries…

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  • The Importance Of Hooliganism

    Soccer Violence: Is Hooliganism Easy to Tackle? NO! Is it Possible? YES! In every society, “The beautiful game” acts as a liaison between cultures. Soccer, also called football, is the fastest growing and most popular sport across the world. It is impressive the way that a single sport can attract passionate fans no matter their race and culture. In fact, some people may even say that soccer starts to be a religion, a way to express masculinity, a way to express loyalty for their nation, a…

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  • Soccer In Los Angeles: A Case Study

    Soccer in Los Angeles has been around since the beginning of the 19th century. Around 2,000 years ago, soccer originated in England and was usually referred to as “football”. Soccer grew in the early 1800’s and became a much popular sport in the 1900’s. In 1902, the Southern California Football League was founded. Los Angeles grew in popularity as soccer became much more of a favorite sport. Soccer Leagues began to grow around the city and some even came from different parts of the world.…

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  • Exceptionalism In America

    A common theme through the progression of American soccer is the inherent inferiority and disdain it is shown compared to more major American sports. Similarly to how some Americans attempt to write off soccer, the rest of the world does the same to “America’s Game,” football. These two circumstances work to strengthen the underlying theme that American exceptionalism is an explanation for the sports gradual spread. The American people’s expectation of superiority clashes with the sports current…

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  • Compare And Contrast Soccer And Volleyball

    Soccer began in Europe and Ancient China. It was originally used as a preparation for war, to honor false gods, and just for entertainment. The first rules were created by the Football Association (FA) in Cambridge, England, in 1863 which was also when the first official soccer game was played. The only place in the world to call soccer by that name is the United States of America; everyone else calls it football. The World Cup, which allows the different countries to play each other in soccer,…

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  • Soccer Player Messi Essay

    At the age of five years, he shad began playing football for Grandoli, a association traind by his father. In 1995, Messi changed to Newell 's Old Boys. At age 11, he was identified to have a growth hormone deficiency. River Plate showed attention in Messi 's growth, although did not have sufficient money to pay for the treatment of his illness, which was over £500 a month. As Argentina 's financial system was failing, Carles Rexach, then sporting executive of FC Barcelona, was made conscious of…

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  • Personal Opinion Essay: Soccer Is A Sport In The World

    People play soccer to have fun, release stress and enjoy their free time. Soccer is a game played by just two groups at any given time, and each of the groups must have eleven players. It is played in a field that is rectangular fit as a fiddle with two objective posts at every end of the field. When the ball experiences any of the two actual posts, a score is recorded. A player can score utilizing any piece of the body with the exemption of the arms. In this diversion, it is just the…

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  • How Soccer Explains The World By David Foer

    watching the game. Comparing The Jewish Question to The Gangster’s Paradise, without a doubt one would think the situation in Serbia is far worse than that of the Jewish bearing name calling. Being a Croatian or Bosnian in Serbia in the 1990’s was just absurd, you would not be able to live in the godforsaken conditions. In Serbia, for the Belgrade Red Star, soccer was a lifestyle. Being a hooligan for The Red Star was a lifestyle, a time consuming will to assert aggression upon others. On the…

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  • Literacy: The Influence Of Soccer

    information through listening, visualization, and experienced (hands-on) learning. Our brains feed on new material by the processes of reading and writing. Collectively forming literacy. Different individuals have their own ways of using this notion. The interactions I have had with soccer proves that there is a direct correlation with literacy. These practices of reading and writing on soccer are centered on the ability to create new experiences from interactive activities and progressively…

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