Why Soccer is better than American Football!

Ryan M, Sports Reporter

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Did you know that soccer has between 3.3-3.5 billion fans all over the world? That makes it the world’s most popular sport, and there is no question that with all its fans and players, it is the best sport for the community.  

FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) states that there are 265 million players involved in soccer in over 200 countries around the world, which is roughly about 4 percent of the world’s population! Except American Football is played and watched in only one country.

The Wall Street Journal says that there is only 11 minutes of actual playing time in a football game and that there is an hour of commercials. Further, 75 minutes of airtime are just players in a huddle, or standing on the sideline. For Soccer it is much different, in 2011, there was a study done by soccerbythenumbers.com that revealed a game of soccer typically contains 60 minutes of action and 20 minutes of commercials.

If you have ever thought of being in the Olympics on the television and dream of being an Olympic athlete some day, then football is not the sport for you. Football happened to be featured in the 1932 Summer Olympics though, as a demonstration event, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has yet to accept american football as an Olympic sport, however, soccer has been an counted as an Olympic sport since 1900 and is watched/seen in the Summer Olympics.

Soccer also provides more opportunities to compete internationally, even at different levels of skill/play like at amateur and professional levels. At the highest level of Soccer, you get a chance as a player to represent their national team against all other nations on the planet, which happens to be something that football does not offer in any way.

 

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3 Responses to “Why Soccer is better than American Football!”

  1. Riehle E on June 13th, 2017 1:36 pm

    good article 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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    Ryan M Reply:

    THX 🙂

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  2. Olivia D on June 15th, 2017 1:34 pm

    As a soccer player I FULLY agree with this article!!!

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