America calls it soccer. The rest of the world calls it football or
futbol, or fútbol, or fussball...
It's the game in which the goalie is the only player allowed to catch
the ball, while everyone else furiously kicks with feet, knees...their heads...(no helmets, no shoulder pads, no refrigerator-sized players!)
It ultimately results in a lightning fast chase so exciting that the attention of the whole world is completely captured.
Names like David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo,and Wayne Rooney are just the beginning of getting to know what great
football means to its millions of fans.
Doubt it? Visit any city in the world outside of the USA when the final game of the World Cup is played every four years. Not a soul on the street or a car on the road...everyone is inside watching football!
More about soccer and European football around the Web:
If you're unfamiliar with international style football, find out what it is and why the world is in love with the game or, if you already are a fanatic soccer fan - check out your favorites, follow the action, the teams, pictures and stats of all the star players, plus the history and background of what is (no matter what it's called) the world's most popular sport...
- The official site of the Fédération Internationale
de Football Association, soccer's international governing body,
with news and features, the latest scores, a history of the game
and the World Cup, official laws and rules in downloadable PDF
Corner - This is a collection of soccer links to delight the most demanding football fan.
Man U has their own section linked from the main page - so does Celtic FC. There are sections
within the site for all of the Premier Leagues... and Asian, South American, European, American
teams, player, competitions... It's all there and all nicely organized so you can find whatever
League - Focused on the Barclays Premiership you'll find
players info, current standings, future outlook and lots more.
- Mega site devoted to American soccer and not much else, but
for international coverage check out a huge list of annotated
links to the
best soccer sites worldwide.
Soccer News - If you're looking for all the international
football news, live scores, calendar & statistics this is
a good place to start. Articles cover all the current events and
archives let you go back and check those details you've forgotten.