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October 14, 2011 by Richard
In December 2010, FIFA President Sepp Blatter had announced that Qatar would become the first Middle Eastern country to host the World Cup in 2022 as per vote of FIFA’s 22 member executive committee. For a nation of only 1.7 million people, this was a remarkable achievement beating the likes of developed sporting nations like the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea. The Middle East is a major football playing region and has a huge fan following there. Banking on the sport’s growing following there; the tiny gulf emirate had centered its appeal to FIFA as “a bold gamble”.The subsequent awarding of the bid was seen as a triumph for Mohammed Bin Hammam, the Fifa executive member, and president of the Asia Football Confederation, who is also regarded as favorite to succeed Blatter. The US who have already hosted the 1994 World Cup, had bidded with the appeal to make FIFA chart further inroads into a country where the NFL, NBA and baseball still dominate the sports scene. As regards Qatar’s famously hot climate during the summers especially, the bid chief executive Hassan Al-Thawadi said “We know it would be a bold gamble and an exciting prospect but with no risk…Heat is not and will not be an issue.”
However recently there has been speculation about how much money Qatar has spent on its successful World Cup bid. In a recent interview to Newsnight, bid chief executive Hassan al Thawadi stubbornly refused to discuss the matter. Despite repeated queries, Thawadi withheld details of the bid’s budget though as former chief executive, he is overseeing preparations for the tournament that is to take place in his country 11 years from now. He argued perhaps justifiably that Qatar’s accounts should not be subjected to public scrutiny so as to avoid unnecessary media attention to his country’s vast spending power.
But al Thawadi has admitted that Qatar’s bid budget was much more than the $43 million and that he has reportedly spent $27million alone on a mini prototype Al Sadd stadium with the air-cooling technology. He said Qatari officials were angry at having their emails leaked by Jack Warner (suspended vice President of FIFA) and threatened legal action against Jerome Valcke, the general secretary of FIFA if he did not clarify his remarks. “There were a lot of people who did not take our bid seriously, whether it was inside Fifa or outside Fifa,” he said. With the “whistleblower” of the scandal, Phaedra Almajid (former international media officer for Qatar 2022) having retracted her corruption allegations against members of the Fifa’s executive committee (for having accepted bribes from the Qataris for the vote), the major storm against Qatar’s cherished 2022 bid has gone quiet for now. No wonder that Al Thawadi carefully distanced himself and the bid from banned Qatari rep in the FIFA Committee Mohammed Bin Hammam, said he wasnt the man behind his nation’s success story.
October 11, 2011 by Esmalagu
The Argentina soccer team is considered as one of the giants in the world of professional soccer in the whole world. The team has been rivals with Brazil’s team for the past decades and had continued over the years. The national team of Argentina had consistently remained on top for many years and earned the respect of other national teams in the world.
The 1930 World Cup which was held in Uruguay is a historical event of Argentina’s team when they were able to defeat France with a score of 1-0 and successively the team of the United States with a score of 6-1. This has made a tremendous impact on the popularity of the Argentina team.
Another major leap of Argentina is when it was given the honor to host the World Cup of 1978. With the privilege, it had made the whole nation more interested with the sport and had given the national team a moral boosting which have burned their desire to achieve victory. They national team didn’t fail when they won their first World Cup.
The following years have been a failure for the Argentina soccer team when it didn’t manage bring back the gold for the country.
However, the much awaited 2014 World Cup brings hope for the new breed of players of Argentina to take home the crown to their motherland. There are major preparations of the national team for the coming event. They are working hard in order to regain their title and bring glory to their countrymen and let history repeats itself.
October 10, 2011 by Esmalagu
Apart from trials and misinterpretations they have survived and made a mark. It started in the 21st century when and became official and a part of the professional organization. The first tournament was the 1999 Women’s World Cup and they gain lots of fans and sold thousand of tickets. They were then introduced to the world and are accepted by fans. They have shown such great skills and best moves, have proven to the world that women can do what men can.
Though women’s soccer is not as popular as men but now a day they are slowly making a mark and there skills can be compared to men. There are also numerous good and outstanding players that have the ability like men. As what some coaches says that women can endure pain than men and has a lot of patience too. There is less arguments when it comes to soccer women and more harmonious.
From the start of its professionalism, women’s soccer has organized leagues and international games. There are also soccer camps and trainings now for women and has been joined by many girls who is interested in soccer. Women now love soccer and they are preparing for more leagues and organizations in the coming years.
October 9, 2011 by Esmalagu
Want to be one of the pro soccer players? Being a pro is a career which can bring you to stardom and fortune. To a pro in soccer would need a lot of hard work and dedication. It is a tough job but you can achieve your goal by following some of the tips provided in this article.
• First, you must make sure if you are really decided to be one of the professional player because if you do, it will require you a lot of your time and effort.
• Second, you must have a strong determination to push yourself to your limit. You must trust yourself and have a positive outlook because this will help you to overcome the hardship of the training you are going to undergo.
• Third, you must have the discipline and proper time management. Make a plan of your other activities and secure a regular time for your training and it is important that you follow these plan religiously.
• Fourth, practice a lot and master the fundamentals of the sport. If you have the opportunity, play as hard as you can and as much as you can. Stay focus and try your best to learn from others.
• Fifth, join a club and show them the best skills you have during the games so you will get noticed and hopefully get recruited by the big leagues.
Lastly, never stop learning and try to gain knowledge from the experts and you will soon be one of the pro soccer players and find your way to success.
October 9, 2011 by Esmalagu
Do you have any idea of what is the average salary of a soccer player? Are you an inquisitive fan that loves to know the details?
Salary or payment given a player is the reparation they deserve for every game. Being a player is not always a casual sport, for some, it has become an occupation or a serious career. If their performance affects their team, their compensations are also affected. They must work better to earn sponsorships and support from private organizations. If you’re playing for a recreational game you can’t afford to be a weak duckling. Once it becomes your profession, you better do well at it because you’re earnings will come from it.
A regular player receives almost 5,000 -10,000$ a month but it is subject to change. Senior players have more pay than the new ones. If the group wins the tournament several times they could expect a higher compensation in the future.
The central core of a game is not the salary that the player receives each month or so, it is the passion or love for the game and supports from soccer fans that provide the game genuine worth. The salary roots down from the skill of the players showcasing at every soccer tournaments, hardships during trainings and degree of teamwork.
Failure of a member affects the whole team in many aspects. If the team loses, the family of the players is greatly affected at some point, too. Knowing what is the average salary of a soccer player is more like knowing the player’s importance or worth. Many players are always trying to improve their performance in every game because every winnings moment counts, every decisions create impacts that affects their teams so as their worth as player.
October 8, 2011 by Esmalagu
History on Soccer is considered to be contemporary and believed to be in existence for over a hundred years. It was officially introduced in England in 1863 during the time when ruby football and association football segregated itself on different routes. It is also when the Football Association in England was founded known to be the first football association in the world. Both soccer and football are assumed to have an ancestral origin. The game itself is said to have a heritage development and its history could be traced back during the early years in China. The earliest form of the game is quite related to the present procedure of playing the game. The early type of this game is for the purpose of exercising the skillful techniques of the Chinese during the 2nd and 3rd centuries B.C. in the Republic of China. It is a physical educational exercise used in military manual dating during the Han Dynasty; this is known as the “Tsu’Chu”.
In short, history on soccer is assumed to exist for thousand of years just by the fact that people in china play ball with their feet and try to control its direction. Another form of this game is also believed to be from the Far East. The Japanese people call this as Japanese Kemari which origin is from 500 to 600 years ago. This form of soccer game is still being played nowadays.
There are also other forms of soccer in other countries. The Greek has the “episkyros” game with a little relevance to the previous form of the game but much livelier. The Romans have the “Harpastum” game on the other hand.
A young soccer player must try to learn how to juggle a soccer ball. It is actually easier than you expected. It takes only a little concentration and focus on your part. A big mistake that a beginner makes when juggling is that they hit the ball very high into the air. The trick is to keep the ball very low to the ground as possible. With this style you will make it easier to control the ball. In learning to juggle a soccer ball it is very important to remain calm. A lot of young soccer players tend to be nervous when juggling in front of people. This is not good for the goal of effectively juggling the ball. If it is learning you want, especially how to juggle a soccer ball the key is to practice. Juggling the ball is basically touching it. If you can juggle you will be a good dribbler in a small period of time. This is how to juggle a soccer ball.
Soccer In Spain, it is said that futbol as the Spanish says is like religion in Spain or vise versa. This is the type of devotion expressed by the Spanish to this sport. As before, going to church in the morning and now watching the games on the evening. There is a great soccer history in Spain. The most successful team in soccer is Real Madrid in Europe.
Soccer ticket games in Spain is not expensive, you can even get tickets for only 20€ or less from the clubs. The real price should be ranging in 35€ and tickets could be purchased from street tout. But on the bigger games your only option could be buying from tout. Football in Spain is played in four professional leagues with promos at the end of each season. The season runs between September and May. At this time, every Saturday and Sunday you will see over a hundred professional games being played all around the country. This is Soccer In Spain.
A penalty kick is a type of free kick that is taken from twelve yards or around eleven meters out from goal and with the defending goal keeper of the other team between the goal and the penalty taker. Penalty kicks are done during normal play. Similar kicks are made in a penalty shootout in other tournaments to decide who advance after a drawn match. Although there is similarity in procedures, these are technically not penalty kicks and are regulated by somewhat different rules.
In reality, penalties are transformed to goals most of the time, even against the best goalkeepers. This indicates that penalty awards are often crucial, especially when the game is low scoring. A penalty kick is taken 12 yards from the goal or the penalty mark. The penalty kick taker, it does not mean that the player who was fouled should take the kick. But it must be identified by the referee clearly.