A month ago, only avid soccer fans knew who Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. were. However, thanks to the just ended FIFA World Cup, the trio have become household names, and rightfully so - After all, Messi was instrumental in getting Argentina to the finals, and Brazil's dismal performance against Germany and the Netherlands highlighted just how important Neymar is to the country's success in soccer. Though Ronaldo did not quite live up to the lofty expectations, he did score one of the two goals in Portugal's final game against Ghana and made a crucial assist in their match against the United States.
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Soccer, or 'football' as it is referred to in most parts of the world, has been played for over 150 years. While the rules of the game have remained fairly constant since the sport was conceived, the technology on and off the field is becoming increasingly sophisticated.
With his runway model-like looks and incredible soccer skills, David Beckham stole the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. On Saturday, May 18th, the 38-year old brought down the curtain on his storied 20-year professional soccer career with one final game as honorary captain of the Paris St. Germain (PSG) team.
Though 25% of the world's population may not have access to electricity, they all have access to a source of energy that is currently being wasted - Kinetic energy released by their bodies when they exert themselves. Now two Harvard alums have figured out how to capture this energy and convert it into electricity - The only equipment needed? A Soccket soccer ball and the desire to have some fun!
While the tiny nation of American Samoa has been successful in producing great American Football players like Junior Seau and Troy Polamalu, the same cannot be said about their soccer team. In the 17 years that they have been affiliated with FIFA, the team has not won one single game.
The soccer camps and clinics organized by North Carolina based Kicking4Hunger (K4H) are similar to any other camp except, when it comes to registering for a spot. Instead of asking for cash, attendees are asked to come to camp with one can of food for each day they attend!
Real Madrid, one of the world's most successful professional soccer teams was recently faced with some unusual opponents - 109 youngsters from China's Guangzhou Province. The friendly match, which took place in early August was the grand finale of the Spanish team's Asian tour - Their way of celebrating the soccer club's 109th birthday.
Every young soccer player dreams of being part of a world class soccer team - In April, 11-year old Southern California resident, Ben Lederman came one step closer to fulfilling his, by becoming the first American to be offered a spot for a two-year training program at FC Barcelona's Youth Academy.