Presentation on theme: "Soccer. Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas."— Presentation transcript:
Soccer is one of the most popular sports in Europe and the Americas.
modern soccer started in England.
King Edward III banned soccer in 1365 owing to the growing incidents of violence and military indulgence in the sport.
1815, a major development took place that made soccer popular in Universities, Colleges and Schools.
Soccer is called football in practically every country except the US and Canada is the first cool soccer fact.
Soccer is distinguished from rugby and American/Canadian football in that it is primarily played with the feet. Touching the ball with hands is not allowed.
Soccer fun facts continue with Soccer being originally called association football. "Soccer" is a corruption of "assoc" which is derived in turn from "association" and the English people tending to shorten their words
The University of North Carolina has won an incredible 16 national championships in women's soccer since the first US college tournament in 1982 as facts about soccer continue.
Cool soccer facts include the World Cup being the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It is held every four years in a different host country.
Fun soccer fact is that United States Major League Soccer made its debut in 1996, shortly after the wildly successful 1994 World Cup was hosted by the United States.
The Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) made its debut in 2001.
United States has more official soccer players than any other nation in the world - almost 18 million.
20 red cards were shown during a 1993 game between Sportivo Ameliano and General Caballero in Paraguay making this a very funny soccer fact.
ASEC Abidjan of Cote D'Ivoire went unbeaten for 108 games between 1989 and 1994.