When was Soccer Invented?

when was soccer invented

A brief history:  England is traditionally referred to as the ‘Home of Football’ or ‘Soccer’. The basic fundamentals and development of the game have however actually evolved over ‘literally’ thousands of years of history. In this article, I will take a look at when was soccer invented and some of the countries which are credited … Read more

Offside In Soccer: Explained

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The term Offside in Soccer is much easier to understand if you have played the game than if you have simply watched it. For those that have only watched it and or are new to the game, it can be quite confusing to downright confounding and often infuriating! What then is a simple definition of … Read more

Top 10 Most Famous MLS Players Ever!

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Major League Soccer (MLS) was founded in 1993 as ‘part and parcel’ of the United States successfully hosting the FIFA World Cup Soccer finals in 1994. The men’s professional soccer league currently consists of 27 teams – 24 in the U.S. and 3 in Canada. Regulated by the United States Soccer Federation, the league is headquartered … Read more

Most Famous High Scoring Soccer Games Ever!

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In my last article, I explored the highest scoring games in Soccer history by score lines. Whilst these were interesting, there have been some far more famous games which have enthralled, engaged and have become more emblematic in Soccer history. The scores in these game cannot compare on goals scored but in terms of their … Read more

Highest Scoring Soccer Games In History!

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Soccer can be an extremely painful game for the fan of any club. Losing is painful, losing to your local rivals is more painful, losing to your local rivals ‘in your own backyard’ (Your home ground) is more painful still, getting ‘thumped’ by your most bitter rivals be it at any level, local or international … Read more

Soccer Numbers, 1 to 11 and Their Soccer Position

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Your basic guide to soccer positions and soccer numbers In order to understand modern Soccer and the different positional numbers that have evolved, it is first necessary to look at a traditional Soccer ‘eleven’. The ‘classic eleven‘ players of a soccer team were numbered 1-11 and played in a 4-4-2 formation. That’s 4 players in … Read more

Yellow Card in Soccer: What do you need to know?

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Receiving a ‘card’ in a sports never seems to be a good thing. Indeed, I cannot think of one sport in which the issuance of a card results in a positive outcome for the player and his team. In Soccer, there are only two cards that can be issued, yellow cards and a Red card, … Read more

Hat-trick in Soccer: What you need to know?

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To a native Englishman, a Hat-trick in Football or Soccer as it is known in the U.S is something you learn an entirety about from a very early age – about the age of 6 in the school playground! In some countries that are newer to Soccer or for people who just want to know … Read more

Most Famous Soccer Stadiums In The World!

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The world is awash of famous soccer stadiums steeped in history. Stadiums are a major part of any sport and those that appear on this list have all had their special moments in the history of World Soccer. It is impossible to place them in any fair ranking order for each stadium listed here is … Read more

Largest Soccer Stadiums in the World – Top 10 for 2023

Largest soccer stadiums in the world

Known as ‘Soccer’ in North America and ‘Football’ in most other parts of the world, few sports can draw attendances to the same awesome capacity and atmosphere as some of the largest soccer stadiums in the world. Soccer or ‘the beautiful game’ as it is known, is the most popular sport on the planet with … Read more