Following Football Fanatics Across the Pond
Soccer, or football as it is more popularly known outside of the U.S., is the most popular sport in the world. According to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) more than 240 million people around the world play soccer regularly. And surveys show the sport enjoys an estimates 3.5 BILLION fans and viewers worldwide.
Towns with populations as with less than 200 people in countries like Costa Rica and Guatemala are known to have soccer fields.
With such impressive numbers, it’s no surprise that soccer has some of the most passionate fans of any sport. All over the world, from Scotland to Sweden to Italy to Brazil, soccer events draw enormous crowds. Soccer enthusiasts jump at any opportunity to see their favorite teams play.
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Play Soccer in Stockholm International Soccer Tours
It’s little secret that Americans love their sports. It’s also fair to say that their devotion starts at a young age. Over 60% of American kids play sports outside of school. That is roughly 21 million kids! In high school, 7.7 million students play on at least one sports team, if not several more. Of the many high school sports students can play, soccer is one of the most popular. Although professional soccer may not have the same fan base and clout in the U.S. as basketball, baseball, football, and other “American” sports, it is highly popular with secondary school children. There are more than 8,200 youth soccer leagues in the United States, from pee-wee teams to high school. Americans love to stay active and, for children at least, soccer is one of the best way they do so.
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