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Soccer. History of Soccer Origin of soccer goes as far back as 2500 B.C. Soccer history began mid- nineteenth century. developed in England.

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1 Soccer

2 History of Soccer Origin of soccer goes as far back as 2500 B.C. Soccer history began mid- nineteenth century. developed in England

3 History Continued The Chinese – Played “Tsu Shu,” 2500BC The Japanese – Played “Kemary,” 50 BC

4 The English 8 th Century Soccer 1904 Soccer

5 Field Positions Goal Keeper Defenders Mid-Fielders Forwards

6 Portuguese Famous Soccer Players Cristiano Ronaldo M.United Luis Figo Inter Milão

7 Why Play Soccer? Can be Played anywhere Cheap No equipment Need only a ball Very easy to learn the basics

8 2007 – Soccer Players

9 Portugal & USA Sport Comparison

10 Arguments Against Soccer Violent Sport Boring No skills involved 24 people after a ball no score! Bad for the Knees

11 What is your opinion? Can you name three Portuguese soccer players? Do we have racism in soccer? What can we do to stop violence in soccer? Do you consider lucrative a soccer career? Would you consider one?

12 References My-youth-soccer-guide – Soccer History In Brief Overview, retrieved on July 24 th, 2007 from, BBC News – Analysis: Soccer violence and international problem, retrieved on July 24 th, 2007 from,

13 Presentation completed by: Carina Castanheira Portuguese Class Teacher: Mr. Almeida Topic Sports-Soccer 2007


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