It’s been called many things over the years – Australian Football, Aussie Rules, footy. Australian Rules Football (AFL) is a game that’s unique to the continent and has been played there for the last 150 years.
During France’s early football years, names often seen coming up included teams like AS Saint-Etienne and FC Nantes.
There’s no denying that football is a popular sport – in fact, it’s regarded as the most popular sport in the world, with an estimated 2 billion fans from across the planet. It is home to some of the biggest sporting events ever seen, and it remains a hub for incredibly skilled players.
Football, also commonly referred to as soccer by the American audience, is still the most popular game played in the world. 3.5 billion fans throughout the world and more than 5 thousand professional clubs, it would be futile to try and count how many games are played every week.
The world is confusing enough as is, so what happens when two completely different sports end up being called the same thing? That’s right, we’re talking about football. So, what is football? The answer will depend on who you ask – making it all the more confusing.
The landscape of football is changing. Gone are the days of the Cristiano Ronaldo/Lionel Messi domination era. There are new, fresh faces on the block who are quickly becoming the best players in the world.
If you’re a fan of the beautiful game, you’ll know how dramatic a fall can be. Players writhe around in agony on the pitch, and you can’t even see who touched them in the replay. Despite catching the ire of fans and non-fans around the world, soccer can be a dangerous game. We underestimate how […]
Pregame rituals are a given in any sport, especially football. These superstitions, and in some cases obsessions, have given players the boost needed to up their game and dominate the competition. From lucky socks and underwear to the order in which they put on clothes, there are some serious superstitions out there that need to […]
Some call it football and others call it soccer, or simply the beautiful game. The classic form of the game is great, but did you know that there is a huge number of spin-offs that have become quite popular around the world? There are big tournaments that are highly competitive and have a lot of […]
It is an openly known fact that in almost every industry in the world, women earn less than men. The job description, responsibilities and expectations remain the same, but somehow it is still wildly accepted that females will not earn as much. This concept is screamingly obvious in most of the athletic world. There are […]