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The reason why most of the world likes soccer

 
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The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
probably why south americans and africans are so good
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Engineers from Britain helped build railways in many countries and taught the game to the locals.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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bang on the button
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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No because they have not discovered or learned enough about the American Football rules.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Soccer is the lamest game. Lower scoring than any other.

All the cheering is usually when they MISS a shot. A shot at a fucking enormous goal, yet they almost always MISS.

Any other game everyone would be screaming, "YOU SUCK!" when they miss the goal. In soccer, if they didn't cheer every time they miss, well, it would be pretty silent. "Woah, he ALMOST scored there..."
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Foreign foot fetish.

In some places they use rocks instead of soccer balls. Bounce em off their head. Knocks the sense right out of em, so much so that they can't even speak English.

Crazy foreigners.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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bang on the button
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Thank you, and from a UK user at that! Cheers!

uk
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Soccer is the lamest game. Lower scoring than any other.

All the cheering is usually when they MISS a shot. A shot at a fucking enormous goal, yet they almost always MISS.

Any other game everyone would be screaming, "YOU SUCK!" when they miss the goal. In soccer, if they didn't cheer every time they miss, well, it would be pretty silent. "Woah, he ALMOST scored there..."
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chuckle

Good point!
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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Maybe this is the reason why soccer is so popular in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands and so many countries with a GDP per capita HIGHER than that of the USA...

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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Because it's real! Rich or poor, anyone can play it.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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Maybe this is the reason why soccer is so popular in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands and so many countries with a GDP per capita HIGHER than that of the USA...

s226
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Dunno about what goes down in Qatar, but they lay a lot of hockey in those Euro countries too. Hockey is probably the most expensive sport. First you need to be able to maintain a rink, complete with Zamboni machine,then there's all the skates and sticks and pads...and I don't even like hockey.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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Maybe this is the reason why soccer is so popular in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands and so many countries with a GDP per capita HIGHER than that of the USA...

s226
 Quoting: Mussum


Dunno about what goes down in Qatar, but they lay a lot of hockey in those Euro countries too. Hockey is probably the most expensive sport. First you need to be able to maintain a rink, complete with Zamboni machine,then there's all the skates and sticks and pads...and I don't even like hockey.
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Soccer is MORE popular than hockey in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And in Switzerland and Netherlands as well.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Most of the world is poor as shit.

You just need a ball and two arbitrary goals.
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Maybe this is the reason why soccer is so popular in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands and so many countries with a GDP per capita HIGHER than that of the USA...

s226
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Dunno about what goes down in Qatar, but they lay a lot of hockey in those Euro countries too. Hockey is probably the most expensive sport. First you need to be able to maintain a rink, complete with Zamboni machine,then there's all the skates and sticks and pads...and I don't even like hockey.
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Soccer is MORE popular than hockey in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And in Switzerland and Netherlands as well.
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ORLY? You asked everyone?
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Maybe this is the reason why soccer is so popular in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Qatar, Switzerland, Netherlands and so many countries with a GDP per capita HIGHER than that of the USA...

s226
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Dunno about what goes down in Qatar, but they lay a lot of hockey in those Euro countries too. Hockey is probably the most expensive sport. First you need to be able to maintain a rink, complete with Zamboni machine,then there's all the skates and sticks and pads...and I don't even like hockey.
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Soccer is MORE popular than hockey in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And in Switzerland and Netherlands as well.
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ORLY? You asked everyone?
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No need for aks anyone.

EVERYONE knows that soccer is the most popular sport in all those countries. At least everyone who plays football with the feet, not with the hands...
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Football is the most popular sport in Norway in terms of active membership. The Football Association of Norway was founded in 1902 and the first international match was played in 1908. There are 1,822 registered football clubs and about 25,000 teams. There are 393,801 (104,597 of them are girls/women) registered football players. [1] That means that 8.5 % of the population play organized football.

source: [link to en.wikipedia.org]






In Sweden, the most popular sport is association football, with over 240,000 licensed players—of which 56,000 are women—plus another 240,000 youth players. There are around 3,200 active clubs fielding over 8,500 teams, which are playing on the 7,900 pitches available in the country.

source: [link to en.wikipedia.org]






Association football is the national sport of Denmark, with 342,955 players and 1,647 clubs registered (as of 2011)[1] under the Danish FA.

source: [link to en.wikipedia.org]






Football is one of the most popular sports in Switzerland. The Swiss Football Association was formed in 1895 and was a founder member of the sport's international governing body FIFA in 1904. The Swiss cities of Zurich and Nyon are home to FIFA and the European governing body UEFA respectively. The country played host to the 1954 World Cup and 2008 European Championship.

source: [link to en.wikipedia.org]







Football is the most popular Sport in the Netherlands. Football was introduced to the Netherlands by Pim Mulier in the 19th century when in 1879, at the age of 14, he founded Haarlemsche Football Club.[1]

source: [link to en.wikipedia.org]





All the countries mentioned above have a GDP per capita higher than that of the USA.


*By "football", Wikipedia means SOCCER, because the whole world calls soccer as FOOTBALL, because it's played with the FEET, not with the hands.
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Dunno about what goes down in Qatar, but they lay a lot of hockey in those Euro countries too. Hockey is probably the most expensive sport. First you need to be able to maintain a rink, complete with Zamboni machine,then there's all the skates and sticks and pads...and I don't even like hockey.
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Soccer is MORE popular than hockey in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And in Switzerland and Netherlands as well.
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ORLY? You asked everyone?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1386821



No need for aks anyone.

EVERYONE knows that soccer is the most popular sport in all those countries. At least everyone who plays football with the feet, not with the hands...
 Quoting: Mussum


In other words, you're just making shit up because you have an extremely narrow world view.
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Soccer is MORE popular than hockey in Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. And in Switzerland and Netherlands as well.
 Quoting: Mussum


ORLY? You asked everyone?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1386821



No need for aks anyone.

EVERYONE knows that soccer is the most popular sport in all those countries. At least everyone who plays football with the feet, not with the hands...
 Quoting: Mussum


In other words, you're just making shit up because you have an extremely narrow world view.
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Really?

Check the Wikipedia links I have posted above...

Those who have the "narrow world view" are the Americans, who can't recognize the fact that they are ISOLATED from the rest of the entire world, in terms of sports.

The Americans love two sports, "American Football" and baseball, that are COMPLETELY IGNORED by the rest of the world.

Meanwhile, the whole world LOVES soccer (real football), and the whole world comes to a stand by during the soccer World Cup, and the Americans don't like soccer, and don't even know when the soccer World Cup is happening...

Even the Chinese are starting to freak out about soccer now! The Chinese soccer league now has players of international level, and it's very popular on TV.


The only countries in the world that are not CRAZY about football are: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Pakistan.

The rest of the world is FANATIC for soccer!
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
it's called football, not soccer.
stupid americans, calling a sport where only one person can kick the ball "football".
go and enjoy your gay american football!
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02/03/2012 08:58 AM
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
this vid tells the truth.

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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
football yeahhhh
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
what about the Germans, they're rich, they love "soccer"
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
what about the Germans, they're rich, they love "soccer"
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Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and Netherlands are even more richer, in terms of GDP per capita, and also love it...
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
And there is also the inverse argument against the OP ideas:

If the world loves soccer because the world is "poor", so, why soccer is NOT popular in India, that has a huge poor population?


India is one of the only six countries in the world where soccer is not popular. They love cricket there.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
It's not just the fact it's easily accessible, it's the beautiful simplicity of the game (notwithstanding the offside rule)

American Football? WTF is that? It's ridiculously complicated, has plays that last a few seconds and requires massive amounts of body armour.

Any action is short-lived before bing rudely interrupted by a constant stream of advertising.

Too much hoopla and not enough action for my liking.

Rugby is much more entertaining, more physically demanding and is for real hard men, not steroid infused meathead posers wearing silly body armour who stand around doing the square root of fuck all most of the time.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
its the shape of the ball!
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
probably why south americans and africans are so good
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what's england's excuse?
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Soccer is the lamest game. Lower scoring than any other.

All the cheering is usually when they MISS a shot. A shot at a fucking enormous goal, yet they almost always MISS.

Any other game everyone would be screaming, "YOU SUCK!" when they miss the goal. In soccer, if they didn't cheer every time they miss, well, it would be pretty silent. "Woah, he ALMOST scored there..."
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
I dunno why you guys are getting all defensive. Soccer is an OK sport, except for the retarded offsides rule.
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
, except for the retarded offsides rule.
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in otherwords you dont understand it lol
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Re: The reason why most of the world likes soccer
Sorry...haven´t been to the US of A lately. WTF is "soccer"?

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