A Little About Soccer Played Today

Soccer Today

Playing Hard

They tell me that most of these players around the world don’t get paid. Is this true?  Maybe they make their money if they are good enough from any endorsements they may be able to pick up.  If you know, or if you are one of the players, please let me know in the comments box below.  I would like to write and let others know something about that.

Outside the United States, most countries call our Soccer, Football. This game is played with 2 teams against each other. Each team is consisted of 11 players on each team with a round ball. It is played by 250 Million players in over 200 countries making it the worlds most popular sport. It is played on a field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

The players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms, except the goalkeeper within his or her penalty area. All the other players usually use their feet to make contact with the ball, passing or going down the field, but can also use any other parts of their body except their hands or arms. The team that scores the most goals at the end of the game, wins. If the score is tie at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into overtime or a penalty shootout, depending on the format of the game.  This game is not as easy as it looks, and some of the injuries can be severe sprains.

There are many women’s soccer teams also in this present day. There are apporximately 176 National Teams that participate on a professional level throughout the world. Women’s soccer as we call it here in the United States was banned in a lot of countries until July 1971.

There are many youth teams around the world, where boys and girls are taught the game as a seperate sport after school or on weekends. Their parents usually have to pay for their kids to play and learn the game. But then its just like any other sports game, if the child shows enough interest in it, they could end up playing all the way through college.


Teams Around The World

One year we had gone to England for vacation.  Some friends of our’s showed us around most of the places.  Some of the homes, the ballet, all the high lights.  What amazed me was one day we went into a bar type place for lunch to see what bangers and chips were and everyone around us were yelling and screaming about their team playing on a TV(to me soccer) their football.  I think it was for the World Cup.

They had told us this goes on all year long and at the end of the year, its like our Playoffs and then our NFL Superbowl.  Each country seems to have their own Major League Soccer Teams.  One of the most successful teams is the Manchester United Football Club, an English Premier League that plays at the Old Trafford in Greater Manchester.  The (Gunners) are the Arsenial, the (Blues) which are from Chelsea and then the Liverpool Team.  These are just some of the English Teams.

France also has 4 different teams, Germany has 5 teams, Italy has 3 teams, Spain has 2 teams, Portugal has 3 teams, the Dutch have 3 teams, and throughout Europe there are teams in Scotland, Greece, Romania, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine and Croatia.  This is only some of the teams around the world that play each other.  Even the United States has 2 teams, the D C United and the Los Angeles Galaxy teams.


Soccer Balls

I Think He’s Guarding It

Wouldn’t it be great to have a Soccer Ball that could almost talk to you.  I was reading a magazine on a plane ride home last week and came across a “Smart Soccer Ball”.  I couldn’t believe it, this Smart Soccer Ball has a tracking device on it and can be read from a smartphone.  This means that when you are practicing, it will provide feedback to the users as they try out various drills and skills.  The associated app challengers players at different stages — from “Rising Stars” to “World Class”.  They sometimes have some unexpected guests.

Here are just 3 that can be bought here.



DribbleUp Smart Soccer Ball with Training App – Size 4 or 5

1 – DribbleUp Smart Soccer Ball with Training App – Size 4 or 5

This DribbleUp Smart Soccer Ball is of the highest quality.  It is a hand-stiched ball that won’t get waterlogged or wear out with normal use.  Its available in size 4 and 5.  You could gtake your skills to the next level with the reality training.  The app has a speed tracker, virtual cones and live audio feedback to improve your skills in real time.

This DribbleUp app follows the ball in realtime and synthesizes thousands of data points into live training feedback.  The smart ball can be used in as little as six square feet of open space.  This makes it the perfect purchase or gift for anyone, no matter how much space thy have.


  • Smart Soccer Ball / Football: Hand-stitched, match quality soccer ball connects to the tracked by the DribbleUp app. The remarkably durable ball doesn’t require any batteries or charging.
  • Interactive Training Library: Virtual trainers take your skills to the next level. Live audio and virtual cones provide instant training feedback.
  • Track Your Progress: The app gives graded breakdowns of your performance to hold you accountable like a coach. Use it to track and share your improvement over time.
  • Anywhere, anytime: The smart ball can be used inside when it’s raining or snowing: no need for grass, a goal or much open space at all.
  • The Ultimate Gift: Already have the jerseys and cleats? The ball has drills suitable for players of all levels and ages, from kids to pros. It’s available in size 4 for youth boys and girls under 12 years old and size 5 for older players.
  • 34 Customer Reviews and has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating.


DribbleUp Smart Basketball With Included Virtual Trainer App

2 – DribbleUp Smart Basketball With Included Virtual Trainer App


The fastest way to improve your game is through pracgtice and personal coaching.  This DribbleUp Smart Basketball tracks your progress and gives you targeted instructions on your weaknesses so you know which skills you need ot improve.  The high quality smart basketball has a micro fiber finish and has the same size, weight and feel as a top quality regulation basketball with no need for batteries or charging.

Whether you are just starting out for the 1st time or your an advanced player looking to improve your skills, the DribbleUp Smart Basketball will help you improve.  It’s guided training tracks and analyzes your moves, then showes you where to focus.  It provided the exact drills needed to make those critical improvements.

Over time you will see how much your skills have improved.  You can also create shareable videos to see yourself in action.  With the live video feedback it gives you the full personal virtual coaching experience.  DribbleUp brings out the best in every player.

For nearly the same price as a regular basketball alone, you get a complete personal coaching, tracking, analysis and training tool.  With the app you get guided training, a smartpone stand and a top quality regulation basketball.

Order Your DribbleUp Smart Training Basketball Today And Take Your Skills To The Next Level.

  • UNLIMITED TRAINING. ANYTIME, ANYWHERE: The ball and app is all you’ll need for access to unlimited training with the DribbleUp virtual coach. Practice for as long as you want in the driveway, the basement, the gym, or anywhere else with the best. With more and more drills being added to the app regularly, training truly is limitless.
  • YOU CAN ONLY IMPROVE WHAT YOU MEASURE: Measure your crossover speed, dribble hesitation, endurance level and track your dribbling live with an interactive dribble speed meter.
  • 30-DAY GUIDED TRAINING PROGRAM: The included app is your secret weapon for the basketball court. Handy smartphone stand comes included. This official size and weight microfiber basketball is ideal for indoor and outdoor courts making it the perfect basketball gift
  • FASTER IMPROVEMENTS WITH GUIDED TRAINING: Your DribbleUp virtual coach guides you through workouts and provides expert analysis so you’ll see improvement in your ball handling skills quickly.
  • 119 Customer Reviews and has a 4.2 out of 5 star rating



Adidas miCoach Smart Soccer Ball

3 – Adidas miCoach Smart Soccer Ball


With this Adidas miCoach Smart Soccer Ball you will fine tune your technique and kick like a pro with the instant feedback on power, spin, strike and trajectory, along with exclusive tips and guidance.  This is a training tool for place kicks, the Adidas Sart Ball is a size 5, 32 panel soccer ball.  An intergrated sensor package records strike points, speed, spin and trajectory when you kick the ball.

Kick data is sent instantly back to an iphone or android with their special app, letting users perfect their technique for power, bend and knuckle balls.  With this smart ball you can focus on your ability to control, strike and manipulate the soccer ball so your skills are at their best.

  • Training tool for placing kicks
  • Integrated sensor package records strike point, speed, spin and trajectory when you kick the ball
  • Compatible with Bluetooth Smart capable devices using iOS (vers. 7 or later), Android (4.3 or later) or Windows 10.
  • Size 5 regulation weight, highest quality thermal bonded 32-panel ball; Requires inflation
  • Battery life: approx. 2,000 kicks/one week; Charging time: approx. 1hr; Package includes charging base and AC power plug
  • 49 Customer Reviews and has a 4.0 out of 5 star rating



Adidas Performance Men’s Copa Mundial Soccer Shoe

4 – Adidas Performance Men’s Copa Mundial Soccer Shoe


Copa Mundial is the most popular soccer shoe of all times.  This shoe features a rich leather upper that is increadably soft to the touch.  They also feature a duel-density outsole has set a standard for comfort on the field.  The Copa Mundial soccer boots have been running the geautiful game since the 1970s and this version is just as skilled as ever.

  • Leather
  • Imported
  • Synthetic sole
  • Leather upper
  • Synthetic lining for comfort
  • Die-cut EVA insole for lightweight comfort
  • Durable outsole for firm natural grounds
  • 595 Customer Reviews and has a 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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