Popularity Of Soccer Essay

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“…the possible exception to this statement the worldwide popularity of soccer, known in most places outside North America as football. Unlike popular music, whose influence has been shaped and shaded by local influences, soccer has adopted in various countries in a relatively uniform way” (McLeod pg. 166). The origin of the song Ole, Ole, Ole was from the first match of Spanish Football League when the Real Sociedad became the champion, people at Atoxa Stadium sang “Campones, campones, hobe, hobe, hobe, which literary means ‘champions, champions, we are the best” which later became as Oe, Oe, Oe (“Ole, Ole, Ole” pg.1). Ole was associated with bull fighting and the chant is mostly heard in soccer games around the world and Canadian hockey.…show more content…
“American Sports are, for better or worse, built upon transparency the appearance of transparency and the grind-it out ethic. That is why most popular soccer player in American history is Sylvester Stallone” (Eggers pg.4). The 2 moments of Stallone are: 1) in the movie Victory where he plays an American soldier that has to replace a goalie on the POW which he doesn’t know anything about it and has to learn how; and 2) in 1994 where he attended the World Cup. The movie Victory is about WWII where a group of Nazi officers came up with a propaganda in which an all-star Nazi team will play a team composed of the Allies. The German POW camp, soccer enthusiast Karl Vanstein organizes a match between the Nazi players and their Allied Captives. While the team transfers the match, Robert Hatch plans a dangerous mass escape from the camp (Victory). This shows the military shaping soccer and how influential in the military. Kicking and Screaming is about a family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father’s competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids’ soccer team. As a child, Phil Weston was never able to live up to the demands of his overbearing father who wanted Phil to be an
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