terça-feira, 22 de novembro de 2011

Fascinating soccer facts

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. More than 250 million people in over 140 countries play it. So, naturally, a lot of people know a lot about this sport. But there are some things that even the most enthusiastic fans do not know. For example:

Dixie Dean, an English soccer player, scored 60 goals in 1928. He holds the record for the most goals scored by one person in a season.
For many years, Mexican goalkeeper (goleiro)Antonio Carbajal held the record for playing in the highest number of World Cup series. He defended the goal for Mexico at five World Cups between 1950 and 1966.
The record for the highest attendance at a soccer game was in 1950, when 203,500 fans attended the World Cup final match between Uruguay and Brazil.
There are over 18 million soccer players in the United States. More young people play in organized soccer leagues than in organized baseball leagues.
All over the world, people love soccer. Bill Shankly, former manager of the Liverpool England team, loved soccer even more than most people do. Bill once famously said that soccer isn't "a matter of life and death – it's much more important than that!"

by englishonmyown by Rosimary Lima

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