The history of the world’s most popular sport in its modern form goes back over 100 years already. Everything took its course in 1863 in England, as the football from rugby sparked and founded the English Football Association (FA) was [...]
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on 21 Founded in May 1904 in Paris (FRA) in the back seat of the house of the Union Française de Sports Athlétiques on Rue Saint Honoré 229th The foundation act was signed [...]
Football is a global game, and it’s no surprise that there are a number of magazines published across the globe, dedicated completely to football. Given below are details about some of these global magazines. All the magazines concentrate on the [...]
So, where do we hear such screams???At the FIFA football world cup, of course. And what is this sporting event that fans across the world speaks so reverently about? The FIFA World cup is completely devoted to football and it’s [...]
The movies listed below are capable of taking one’s breath away. They capture the game as well as life in a breathtaking manner. Listed below are a few of these films: United-This is the inspiring true story of the legendary [...]
The history of the world’s most popular sport in its modern form goes back over 100 years already. Everything took its course in 1863 in England, as the football from rugby sparked and founded the English Football Association (FA) was – the first advocacy of football was born.
Both games have the same root and have a strong and widespread tribe that dates back many centuries. Going back in time, there are at least half a dozen different games, all with a different design and are the roots of the historical development of football. But not all parties share this view, so that parts of this history are quite controversial. Nevertheless, it remains that has been understood for thousands of years of ball sports as a welcome pastime. Consequently, it is also unfounded, to see in this sport as a kind of aberration of the “natural” force handball.
On the contrary, addition of necessity, the feet and legs – often without any protection – use of a fierce battle for the ball, was recognized early on that the extraordinary art of the gaming device to control with your feet, is by no means easy, and a due level of skills required. The earliest form of the game, which is scientifically proven, can be found in a Chinese military manual from the second or third century BC.
This first as “Tsu ‘Chu” designated ball game from the Han dynasty was a feather and hair-filled leather ball through a 30 – to carry 40 inch wide opening in a small net that was attached to two long bamboo poles. In a variation of this exercise was with the ball players are not free to decide how an item should be achieved. The ball could be played only with the feet, chest, back and shoulders, while at the same time it was to keep the opponent at bay. The use of hands was forbidden at that time.
Another variant of the game, which has also its roots in the Far East, the Japanese Kemari, which is about 500 – was 600 years later and is still played today. It is however, a variant that dispenses as opposed to ‘Tsu’ Chu “a combative winning the ball. The standing in a circle of players playing each other mutually in a relatively small area of the ball without touching the ground should.
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on 21 Founded in May 1904 in Paris (FRA) in the back seat of the house of the Union Française de Sports Athlétiques on Rue Saint Honoré 229th The foundation act was signed by the authorized representatives of the following associations:
France – Union des Societes Françaises de Sports Athlétiques USFSA
Belgium – Union Belge des Societes de Sports UBSSA
Denmark – Danish Boldspil Union DBU
The Netherlands – De Nederlandsche Voetbal Bond NBI
Spain – Madrid Football Club
Sweden – Svenska Boll Spells Förbundet SBF
Switzerland – Association Suisse de Football ASF
Present Robert Guerin and Espir André (France) were, Louis Kahn and Max Muhlinghaus (Belgium), Ludvig Sylow (Denmark), Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschmann (Netherlands), Victor E. Schneider (Switzerland), André Espir (Madrid Football Club). Sylow also represented the SBF.
Beginning of the century took place on the continent, the first official international matches. The idea of founding an international federation to life began taking shape. Generally, the intention was to recognize the leading role of the British, who had already founded their Football Association in 1863. Thus, Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschmann turned, secretary of the Dutch Football Association, the Football Association. The Secretary accepted the proposal contrary, but wanted to be the board of the Football Association, the International FA Board and the associations of Scotland, Wales and Ireland comment on elapsed time.
Robert Guerin, Secretary of the Department of the Football Union Francaise des Societes de Athlétiques and Sports Journalist of the “Matin” wrote to the organizations of the continent and asked them to start thinking about setting up a federation. After a lively exchange of letters, follows the first exchanges of views.
The FIFA world cup award is made of original gold and is designed in the windged of nike who is the Greek goddess of victory. This sculpture was created by a French sculptor Abel Lefleur in 1946.
Football is a global game, and it’s no surprise that there are a number of magazines published across the globe, dedicated completely to football. Given below are details about some of these global magazines. All the magazines concentrate on the league matches, the analysis of the games, fixtures, team profiles and so on. The magazines also provide news about region specific football.
The various magazines and their regions are – Success in Soccer(Germany), Onze Mondial(France), Soccer Italia(Italy),World Soccer(UK),Soccer International(Australia),New African Soccer(Africa),My Soccer Magazine(Canada),Latin American Football(South American countries).
Another magazine similar to the FIFA world magazine and providing details about the leagues and teams across the world is the Tribal Football magazine. This magazine covers all the major football leagues such as the A-League, English Championship, German Bundesliga, Chinese Super League, J-League, Scottish Premier, Spanish Liga, Eredivisie, Ligue 1, MLS etc. It also provides information about football teams such as Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Sunderland, Tottenham, AC Milan, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and so on.
This is a famous magazine and is highly recognized all over the world. This magazine also features interviews and profiles of the sport players and devotes a part to the stories related to various football matches. Apart from these, it also state the important matches and portfolio of top league players. Training tips and advice for competitive players and amateurs is the best part of this magazine. It has won several awards and still today stands as the number one football magazine in the entire world. the cost of this magazine is reasonable and is worth reading for every football lovers.
The list given above is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a number of magazines published globally, all dedicated to Football, the game of Life.
Football can be a riveting sport. It has the ability to keep people rooted to their seats, dazzling them. But it can also prove to be quite costly when it comes to the equipments or the gears used. Hence, some opt for the purchase of used or second hand equipment. This can prove to be a cost saver. And there is no scarcity for used equipments; because every year, newer equipments become available in the market making the older ones look cheaper.
But though this whole idea of saving money sounds great, there are some things to be kept in mind during the purchase. Even though the equipment has been used, it would not hurt to check whether it’s in a usable condition because no one would want their shin pads to be torn right before they get kicked in the shins. But this would not be a problem in most cases since, most of the stores only sell high quality used equipments. Another important thing is to check whether the sizes are correct.
If you are buying for an entire team, then the discounts would be much better and hence more money can be saved. And in case such stores are not present in the neighbourhood, there is always the internet to turn to.
Sometimes it is not a good idea to use second hand football gears because these products are already used which reduced their life time. It also increases the risk of the player who is using the unknown sports equipments. It may happen that the person using earlier was infected to some chronic skin diseases which will be spread certain to the present user of the products. This can sometimes risk the life. If you want to know more about used football gears then you must surf the internet’s or read magazines that focus on the advantages and disadvantages of this method.
So, where do we hear such screams???At the FIFA football world cup, of course. And what is this sporting event that fans across the world speaks so reverently about? The FIFA World cup is completely devoted to football and it’s the biggest amongst its kind. FIFA or the Fédération Internationale de Football Association has 208 member associations and they contest amongst themselves over a 2 year period to form the final 32 teams. But in a whole FIFA takes four years to complete the organisational activities for such a huge event.
The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) was founded in Paris in the year 1904 as an international governing body that would represent the advancement and interest of football across the world. its first focus was to held an international football match outside the Olympic context, it took them several years to fulfill this proposal. With time the world cup become the most famous international sport, culminating to get the most coveted awards in the entire world. The competition has been held once every four years since the first inaugural tournament in 1930.This cycle was broken twice in the years 1942 and 1946 due to the Second World War.19 world cup tournaments have been held so far and these tournaments have been won by 8 different national teams. Brazil boasts the most number of victories in the FIFA world cup tournaments with a total of five victories.
By conducting such a sporting tournament and that too at a global level, FIFA’s aim of touching the world, developing the game and building a better future has been fulfilled. As this is an inaugural match it is also known as the Soccer World Cup, World Cup or the Football World Cup. This is the most widely viewed championship sports game on both the national and international TV.
Football has always been a subject of interest to millions around the globe. So, how do people get to know the latest stories in football? Here is a list of some Football magazines and football sites from around the globe that keeps old school as well as the newest generation of football fanatics glued to their seat with the latest tidbits about their favorite game. Given below is a list of some of these football magazines.
FIFA World-The magazine released by FIFA contains all the news from the football world including in depth analysis about the games, the ranking of the teams and so on.
90 Minutes Soccer-A US soccer magazine which features Major League Soccer, interviews, analysis about the games, profiles, editorials and international news.
Confederation of African Football-This magazine provides up to date info on the confederation cup, the African championship, CAF MTN Champions League and much more. It also provides the latest breaking news in football, the regulations of the game, match schedules and so on.
Soccer Three Sixty-This magazine features some of the most important events in Football, like the Major League Soccer, the Premier League, the Champions league and the World Cup qualifying matches. This is a number one magazine in the international countries.
These kind of football magazines are costly and come out only monthly, yearly or quarterly. These kinds of magazine articles are written by well known authors and are highly valuable. You can get to know everything that you want to know about the world of football. Apart from the profile of players the magazines also consists latest gossips about them and also updated the readers with the following important matches to be held. You can also get reference of reputated football websites where you can take parts in various debates on footballs, listen to the expert opinions and views.
The list given above is just the tip of the iceberg. There are a number of magazines dedicated completely to Football, the game of Life.
Football has always been paired with hooliganism. This in turn glamorizes football hooliganism and this has caught the attention of a number of movie makers. Some of the movies based on football hooliganism are listed below:
Rise of the Footsoldier-This movie is based on the biography of Carlton Leach. Leach is a former member of West Ham’s Inter City Firm, a gang of football hooligans who followed the East London club. The film follows Leach’s growth from a football hooligan into a member of the world of crime.
Green street hooligans- This movie glamorizes hooliganism and shows how young minds can get attracted to it. This is the story of Matt Buckner, who through a visit to England gets introduced to the world of boozing, violence and football and gets addicted to the same.
The firm- This movie acted as an inspiration for Green Street Hooligans. The central character in the movie is Clive Bissell, a man who is living two lives, one that of a family man and the other of a football hooligan. He tries to combine both these parts of his life, but to no avail. The film also showcases the activities of the Inter City Firm thereby holding out on its own as a hooligan movie.
Football is a game of 2 teams and it consists of total 22 players. Football is always compared with a game of hooligans as it involves all the actions that are usually made by a hooligan. All the players run after the ball thus tripping off and pushing each other, trying to make their goal. Team work is very necessary to win this game. Tremendous shouting and lots of enjoyments are the main part of the game. Football is the game of all people and this is considered as an international level game. Although this game is not categorized under the Olympic but still it is given equal respect. The award for this game is made in solid gold and it is quite a difficult task to win it.
The Two Escobars-This documentary narrates the story of two Colombians, one of whom was a football player and the other a drug baron. The player, Andres Escobar, shot a self goal in the 1994 World cup, thereby eliminating all hopes of Colombia. The drug baron, Pablo Escobar was an elusive cocaine trafficker, and led Colombia into a bloody rival war on the streets, a war between two drug cartels, and a war for supremacy. This documentary shows how a country was changed forever by the two Escobars
Zidane- A 21st Century Portrait-This documentary was pictured during a single match, a match which took place on April 23, 2005 between Real Madrid and Villarreal and runs throughout the 90 minutes of that match.17 synchronized cameras were used in order to capture each and every single movement of Zinedine Zidane, one of the greatest players ever.
Once In A Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos- The New York Cosmos were the best team in the late-1960s.It had players like Pele, Franz Beckenbaur, Carlos Alberto and Giorgio Chinaglia, all at the peak of their careers except for Pele. This documentary narrates the story of the rise and fall of the cosmos, and the reasons for its downfall in 1985.
Movies based on football are highly demanded in international countries especially in countries like New Zealand and Brazil. This international sport has an uncountable number of fans and it with these kinds of games many people become attracted to the game. The overwhelming response from the masses lead the producers to produce these kinds of films based on football documentaries. There are many documentaries on which films are already made and they had already accepted by people. There are some of the best films that are still remembered today and they were based on the real life documentaries of football.
The love for football can keep one happy and relaxed and spell-bound, but this same love can empty ones pockets. This is because football gear can prove to be quite costly, in case one is planning to buy the same. Hence some people opt for used football equipments. This can be a money saver as there is no scarcity for used equipments since each year newer equipments are released in the market, tempting football fans.
Used equipments can save money, but there are some important factors to be considered while buying used equipments. The used equipment is not new, and because of this, it would not hurt to check whether the equipment is in a good condition. While buying footwear, the buyer has to check whether the shoes are worn out, because it would not feel good or look good if the shoe split open, in the middle of a game. This is applicable for both jerseys and shorts too. If it’s too worn out, do not buy the same because that is a waste of money. Also, the sizes of the equipments have to be checked. Used equipments can be a great way to save money while buying for an entire team, but there too an issue of the sizes of equipments arises. Hence, a thorough check has to be carried out while buying used equipments in order to maintain quality and also to make sure that hard earned money has not been put to waste.
You can purchase used football equipments from the manual stores or can also check out online. Theer are various websites that offer advertising regarding various purchase and sells. You can easily get the products from there. In these kind of websites you can also advertise for the products that you want and in what condition you prefer as well as the price and other related conditions.
The movies listed below are capable of taking one’s breath away. They capture the game as well as life in a breathtaking manner. Listed below are a few of these films:
United-This is the inspiring true story of the legendary Manchester United’s Busby Babes. They were the youngest squad ever to win the European Cup. Eight members of the team were killed in a plane crash in 1958.The film portrays the triumph of human will over misfortunes that befall our lives.
The Damned United –This movie was adapted from a novel written by David Peace. The movie revolves around the time when Brian Clough serves as the manager of the Leeds United football team. It portrays the change in the hatred that Clough harbours against the United thereby making him reassess himself and his feelings. It also shows the lack of support shown to him and the opposition ladled upon him by the united team members.
The game of their lives- This movie recounts the defeat of the England team at the hands of the United States team in the 1950 World Cup thereby winning the championship title. This is a story of the players coming together against all odds, and hard work done by the players resulting in them becoming champions.
In this movie there is a character named Cuba Gooding Jr. who plays the role of a physically challenged person. he loves to play football and Ed Harris, coach of a high school helped him to get into the school. This movie is directed on the basis of a true story.
Friday night lights: In this film Billy Bob Thornton played the fantastic role of a high school football coach and he was never seen by his viewers in this role before this was released. This is an awesome movie that you would love to watch again and again.
Movie makers have always been inspired by sports. These movies in turn inspire the players themselves. And movies based on football occupy a major portion of this endless list. Here is a write up about some of the best football movies that have graced the silver screen till date.
Goal! The Dream Begins-This movie portrays the dreams of a young man, Santiago Munez who takes on a chance of a lifetime thereby making all his dreams come true. And in doing so, learns more about life.
Goal! 2: Living the Dream-This is a follow up of the actual movie, and shows Santiago Munez’s entry into the world of professional football and his life with the Real Madrid team.
Bend It Like Beckham-This is the story of a girl of Indian origin brought up in London, who overcomes her parent’s disapproval and lives her dream of becoming a football player .And in this process she uncovers true love.
10 yards: This is one of the award winning movie which focus on the football league.
An odd’s note: This movie focuses on the foot ball match and was adapted from the famous novel of Frederick Exley’s. It is the tale of a popular writer who is obsessed with football and his father was a well known footballer. He wanted to follow his dad’s footstep but due to his lack of talent in football he became mentally traumatized which ultimately lead him to a mental hospital. At last he accepts that he can only be the fan of the game and not a player.
All The Right Moves: This movie was released in 1983 and it features the story of a high school football start that had genius brain in studies but dreamt of becoming a foot ball player. He aimed to win the foot ball scholarship to get out of the small western town of Pennsylvania.
Each of these movies has done justice to the game of football highlighting the hard work that each player does to attain their goal of playing football.