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Top ten soccer players – Part 1

Top ten soccer players – Part 1

Top ten soccer players – Part 1

Undoubtedly soccer is the most popular sport on the planet. Each World Cup Final sets a new record of audience with hundreds of millions of people watching it live on television. Throughout the one hundred years recorded history of soccer, many players were noted as exceptional all of them becoming representative personalities of this sport.

Choosing only ten top soccer players its quite hard, but each one has a special place in the history of soccer. Any top ten of all time football players is submitted to subjectivity and the most difficult part is to establish a correct order so we will use only chronological order. (more…)

Oldest sports

Oldest sports

Oldest sports

There are currently hundreds of different sports played all over the world. While some are few centuries old, most of them being developed in the last century. Most sports involving a ball were created 18th and 19th centuries and the first sport of the modern civilization could easily be considered to be cricket. The cricket appeared around 1788 in the United Kingdom and thanks to the British colonies spread around the world, this sport became very popular worldwide. (more…)

South Africa ready for the World Cup

South Africa ready for the World Cup

South Africa ready for the World Cup

Back in 2004, when South Africa won the right to host the 2010 World Cup tournament, just few thought that this African country will manage to pull it through. With one month before the first match, organizers announced that the preparations are finally over, and the country is ready for the kick-off.

Danny Jordaan, the head of South Africa’s Organizing Committee proudly announced that the country completed all of the 10 stadiums that will host the World Cup’s 64 matches. The total investment made for the upgrading the most needed stadiums reached two billion dollars. The government also spent about $2 billion to improve the transportation infrastructure. (more…)

Top 10 richest football players and managers

Top 10 richest football players and managers

Top 10 richest football players and managers

After winning with Barcelona UEFA Champions League, 2009 FIFA Club World Cup and 2009 UEFA Super Cup Messi also won FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball awards. After this incredible 2009, Messi keeps it going and in 2010, Diego Maradona’s successor becomes the highest paid footballer on the planet. Messi surpassed the two most famous footballers that dominated the charts in the last years: David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. (more…)

Most popular sports in the world

Most popular sports in the world

Most popular sports in the world

We all enjoy making sport or just watching others playing all kinds of sport. So which are the most popular sports in the world?

By far, football is considered the most popular sport in the world, “the king of all sports”. This title is based upon the number and size of stadiums around the world, the number of people who play football, the number of people who are aware of football and on the number of tournaments worldwide. (more…)