Overview Thesis How soccer has establish itself as a culture Research made Application Class activity Conclusion
Thesis Through out my research I have learned that soccer has become more than a sport, it has establish itself as a culture and a way of life.
Reason for Project The reason why I did this project was because I’m very passionate about soccer, its my favorite sport, hobby, pass time. I been playing since I was a little kid and I wanted others to know more about this wonderful sport that has more to offer than just kicking a ball.
Importance to others A lot of people don’t really know much about soccer, its not a popular sport in the US. I want others to see all the great things soccer has to offer, because its more than a sport its something that is extraordinary.
History “Earliest form of soccer can be traced as far back to 1004 B.C” (Goldblatt, David) Romans played a game that resemble modern soccer in there Olympics games The modern rules of soccer where establish in 1848 in England FIFA (Federation International de Football Association) establish 1904 www.athleticsholarships.net
Most Popular Sport in The World Soccer is played professionally all over the world Billions of people watch and millions attend stadiums to support there favorite team “Around half the planet watched the 2006 world cup” (Goldbatt, David) “In a survey made by FIFA over 300 million people play soccer regularly” (Szymanski, Stefan) Its play in over 200 countries
Chants Soccer chants are sang by the teams supporters to encourage there players to win They act as motivation to the players as thousands chant in support Club anthems Some clubs have there own song that acts as a club symbol In recent years the chants have created controversies as some are use to insult players, and some are racist chants These types of chants have been banned by FIFA after many incidents that occur in games www.soccerculture.com
Chants A number of chants are copy from famous pop songs Fans take pop song and change the lyrics Overall chants are a way to have fun at the games and to give needed support to the teams http://www.metacafe.com/watch/927904/boca_juniors_fans/
Hooliganism and Violence They amount of passion that soccer is lived by has caused violence to rise between rival supporters. Soccer gangs The gangs often engaged in fights with rival teams in order to prove who is the best “Hooliganism have been expose by the media to show people the violence in soccer and have caused to create a bad image to the game” (Giulianotti, Richard) www.liv.ac.uk
Rivalries Soccer rivalries are often between teams from the same city Games between rivals are call “Derby Matches” Derby matches are the most important matches for both fans and players The games are played at an intense level and the fans try to support there team as much as they can Rival games has lead to violence between fans www.footbo.com
Rivalries Soccer rivalries bring out the excitement of the game, the passion and love is shown. It’s a very unique experience. (Soccer and Life) On Derby Matches the stadiums are at full capacity, fans chant at the top of there lunges, banners and flags are brought to the stadium and the fans never stop cheering
Boca Juniors vs. River plate Boca Juniors vs. River plate This game is known as “El SuperClasico” Biggest game in South America
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Real Madrid vs. Barcelona Known as “El DerbiEspanol” The two teams are the most successful teams in the country www.footballderbies.com
Internazionale vs. Milan Internazionale vs. Milan DerbidellaMadonnina The game is fill with tension and excitement www.theroar.com.au
My Derby Experience Last summer experience the Peruvian derby Universitario de Deportes vs. Alianza Lima Biggest rival in Peruvian football 70,000 spectators
Players as celebrities Players have achieved themselves as celebrities by their lifestyles Wealth and fame have made them into more than just players Many are consider heroes by there fans Players have become involve in the fashion scene www.actnow.com.au
Role Models “Soccer players have become role models to young kids who aspire in becoming like them” (Trvizo, Perla) Young kids try to imitate there favorite players playing style Many kids look up to soccer players for the glamorous lifestyle they have Wealth Fame They served as inspiration to kids who have struggling lives www.dailymail.co.uk
Deaths There has been a number of deaths on the fields during soccer games 1981 Scotland national team manager suffer a heart attack During World Cup game In 2003 Cameroon player collapse during a game against Colombia Die a day later In 2007 Sevilla FC player suffered a heart attack Teammates and medical staff rush to aid Other cases of deaths have been cause by lighting www.medicalnewstoday.com
Religion Many consider soccer to have become a type of religion “Players engage in rituals before matches to help them during the match” (Foer, Franklin) The passion and love in which fans show towards the sport Singing and dancing in stadium during games Singing in compare to church www.cultureofsoccer.com
Religion Both soccer and religion attract millions of passionate devotees Many religions have express there concern that soccer is indeed becoming a threat to there religion In Argentina there is an official church dedicated to Diego Maradona Maradona is consider one of the best players ever Some players are consider “gods” to there countries www.soccerculture.com
Alcohol “Football is a fascination of the devil and a twin sister of the drinking system” (Leeds) In many different countries soccer is related to alcohol consumption This is more profound in European countries Drinking usually occurs before and after the games Alcohol consumption has led to violence in the soccer community Raise of Hooliganism www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk
Food and Drinks Traditional food and beverages have become part of the soccer culture Sausages are very popular in European countries when attending stadiums Beer is always present in every game “The sale of food and drinks at stadiums during games have increased clubs income” Clubs are benefiting from the sales www.argentravelespecialistasenargentina.blogspot.com
Racism Soccer is a very diverse sport that has players from many different ethnicities “In earlier years African players were not allow to play in European teams” (Crabbe, Tim) This has then changed and players are no longer discriminated for there race Many players have been insulted during games by both fans and players because of there ethnicity FIFA started a campaign “No to Racism” This has made people aware of racism in soccer The campaign has help to put an end to racism www.le.ac.uk
FIFA Fair Play Campaign “Children need strong values to grow up with and football makes then realize how essential discipline, respect are for the game and for life” (Blatter, Joseph) Program design to promote sportsmanship and put an end to discrimination A lot cases of discrimination It extended beyond football Help charities Young kids www.FIFA.com
FIFA Fair Play Campaign Major principles Play fair Accept defeat Respect your opponent No drugs, violence, racism FIFA gives an award honoring individuals who have demonstrate fair play every year The campaign has help player respect each other www.moorlandschool.co.uk
Female players Females have been playing soccer as long as men “Women soccer although having a huge popularity in the last decade, was always shadow by men’s soccer”(www.soccer-fans-info.com) Women players have suffer discrimination throughout many years First world cup was held in 1991 Draw a lot of interest from from television networks
Birth of Women’s Professional Soccer “For much of the 20th century women soccer had consisted primarily of informational recreational games and intramural college games”(Dave Litterer) After the first world cup women soccer set its landmark as a competitive and entertaining sport Investor were already having ideas of a professionally league for women The Women’s United Soccer Association was founded in 2000 Today women soccer is very popular attracting large crowds and television covered www.homepages.sover.net
Bad Behavior Even though soccer players are consider role models for young kids they have engaged in bad behavior Often outside the pitch Some players have struggle with drug problems Steroid use cocaine Partying late at night Fighting during games At clubs
Corruption Match fixing has been occurring more frequently in soccer Illegal gambling are contributing to corruption Players have been accuse of fixing matches Loosing the game in exchange for an amount of money “Corruption of match officials is probably more shocking than that of the players” (Giulianotti, Richard)
Corruption Scandals 2005 Bundesliga scandal Discovery of 2 million Euro match fixing center on referee Robert Hoyzer Match fixing Brazilian Football match fixing Investors bride referees to fix matches 11 matches were fixed 2006 Serie A Scandal It involved the top teams in Italy Had network connections Accused of rigging games www.mypi.co
Money “Soccer is becoming less then a sport and more of a bussiness” Clubs are investing millions Clubs are being bought by billionaires owners Television stations pay clubs to cover soccer matches Big clubs are highly benefited from it Clubs in lower leagues receive less money
Money Clubs are spending a lot of money and are facing debt problems Buying very expensive players Investing in revenues “These clubs, why are they in debt? Because they paid too high salaries and they spend more money than they have”( Blatter, Sepp) FIFA is starting to punish clubs with high debts Clubs won’t be able to buy players www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
film “The passion that soccer inspires is so universal that is amazingly crosses boundaries of class, race, religion and belief “(Stehlik, Milos) Soccer is reflected in many different ways Soccer films are made to show the beauty and passion of the sport Inspire young kids Motivation www.chicagopublicradio.org
Music Many different artist have compose songs relate it to soccer Theme song for World Cups Song relate to a specific player Diego Maradona
Ricky Martin compose theme song for 1998 World cup “The Cup of Life”
Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee compose song for 2010 world Cup “Grito Mundial”
El Potro Rodrigo, Argentinean artist Famous song dedicated to Diego Maradona
Freestyle Soccer “Art of expressing yourself” Various tricks are performed Different part of the body Widespread throughout the world Became popular after Nike commercials Joga Bonito www.freestylesoccerra.com http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1439078/jeremy_lynch_amazing_football_freestyle/
Joga Bonito Advertising campaign by Nike Commercials ad clips Featured famous soccer players Ronaldinho Cristiano Ronaldo Freestyle soccer popularity exploded Videos on YouTube
Application For my application I had a soccer tournament Far post Indoor fields 5 V 5
Teams Involved 6 teams Zorros Lobos America Delphines Puebla Arsenal
Application The tournament was a success, a lot of people showed up everybody had a great time and it really showed what soccer is truly about; passion, love, cheering, and sportsmanship.
Conclusion I really enjoy working on this project, it was a topic that I really enjoyed I hope everybody enjoyed it as well and learned more about this amazing sport I also learned new things
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