Europe’s Ultimate Soccer Teams

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will soon be upon us so it’s a great time to take a look at which European countries lay claim to the best soccer teams. Europe is home to some of the finest soccer players in the world, both past and present, and has many national teams in with a real chance of taking home this year’s World Cup trophy. Some countries, like England and Spain, have a long history of soccer fans and place great importance on both their national teams and local clubs.

I find that soccer is a complex and emotional business, capturing the imagination and patriotism of many European citizens. Especially so when an international tournament comes around! So even when my team aren’t winning, I still find it feels good to get involved in the action. Whether I decide to be guided by my head or my heart, I always stake a claim on which teams will succeed this year. It’s fun to try and predict the World Cup results then watch and see what happens! In this article, I’ll examine which countries I think produce the best individual players, the best clubs and the best national team.

Sergio Ramos

Spain

Spain’s national team have earnt a variety of different fiery nicknames over the years, including La Furia Roja (The Red Fury) and La Furia Española (The Spanish Fury). As you might guess, the Spanish support their national team with a passion and they have good reason to! FIFA World Ranking currently places them at number 8 overall in the world, beating other European contenders like England and Italy hands down.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is also the current captain of the national team, bringing his unique experience and knowledge to the role. Ramos is already familiar with how to handle the high pressure of being in a successful club, as Real Madrid currently take the top spot on UEFA club rankings. Not only do they hold the number one ranking for this season so far, they are also number one overall in the whole of Europe according to UEFA. Together with other legendary soccer teams Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, Spain really does have some of the best clubs in the world. So good, they attracted Portuguese soccer idol Cristiano Ronaldo to play for Real Madrid in 2009 and he’s not looked back since. Whilst he still captains Portugal’s national team, Real Madrid is where he has recently received standing ovations for his goal scoring and became top scorer at his sixth Champions League in a row. The team are Champions League titans, having now won the League three consecutive times.

Germany

Germany’s national soccer team is a force to be reckoned with, backed up by their position at the number 1 spot on FIFA’s World Ranking list. So far, they’ve been the World Cup champions four times (including at the last tournament in 2014) as well as winning a whole host of other international accolades. With a solid coach behind them and team members from stellar soccer clubs like Bayern Munich in their line-up, Germany are in with a real chance of tasting victory at the World Cup in 2018. If so, they’d be the first team since Brazil in 1962 to maintain their title two years running.

Germany football

Germany’s most successful soccer team Bayern Munich (or Bayern München, to give them their non-Anglicized title) have been doing very well on the European stage lately, making it to number 3 in UEFA’s rankings. Coincidentally, this club currently have on loan Rodríguez from Real Madrid, but also boast outstanding German players like captain Manuel Neuer and vice-captain Thomas Müller. Despite losing the Champions League semi-finals to rivals Real Madrid, the Bayern Munich team look to be in strong form with multiple players representing the country in this year’s World Cup national team.

England

The birthplace of modern soccer and home of the world’s most passionate soccer fans, England can still call some truly legendary names their own. Whilst David Beckham may have moved on from soccer now, the national team still boasts up-and-coming soccer heroes like Harry Kane and Dele Alli to hopefully lead them to victory. England rank several places further down on the FIFA list at number 13, but the team are shaping up to go for the gold at this year’s World Cup. Despite not always doing fantastically well as a national team, England has soccer clubs like Manchester City and Arsenal to celebrate all year round. Hot names like Kane, Alli and Danny Rose however, all play for local London team Tottenham Hotspurs. In fact, the national team this year will have five members of the Spurs on board, which just goes to show what a great line-up the club is currently enjoying.

Without a doubt, there is plenty of superior soccer talent coming out of Europe right now, as always. It remains to be seen whether one of the European giants or another team will come out on top at the World Cup, but Europe will always remain a home to exceptional soccer prowess. A combination of passion, history and knowledge combine to make it such a strong base for the sport and a loyal supporter of the beautiful game.

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Best soccer teams in the US

Of all the sports in the world, soccer is said to be one of the most important, popular, general and common of them all. Not only has soccer served as an entertainment to its lovers, it has also been a great platform that united people of different culture, background, believes, and ethnicity. There is a saying in football, “in soccer we speak on language”. Soccer has its root mostly in all parts of the world; it has spread all over, amidst people, kids, even the disabled. Having close to 1494.6 ratings, Seattle is toping the United States soccer teams, although the leading margin between the club and others are very little. In the United States, here are some of the best soccer teams.

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Upcoming World cup Games

In Russia this year 2018,the 21st edition of the world cup will be taking place!. A competition that usually vtake place within an interval of four years. In 2022, the world cup will be hosted by Qatar in Asia, and there will be an expansion in the number of teams participating in the competition from the current number to about 48 countries. In this article, I will be discussing on the world cup, what to expect, both in action, suspense, enxitement and all that it holds for your maximum enjoyment: www.live score.com

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Best soccer teams in the UK

Of all the sports in the world, soccer is said to be one of the most important, popular, general and common of them all. Not only has soccer served as an entertainment to its lovers, it has also been a great platform that united people of different culture, background, believes, and ethnicity. There is a saying in football, “in soccer we speak on language”. Soccer has its root mostly in all parts of the world; it has spread all over, amidst people, kids, even the disabled. In the United Kingdom, here are some reviews of the best soccer teams. www.epl.com

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The Best Soccer Players in Europe

The ranking of athletes in general change constantly as they are voted based off of their history of plays and the worth of each player. But, if you want to expand your knowledge on soccer or merely fantasizing about building your dream soccer team, the players below are the ones you should be looking into, as they are the top players in Europe.

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Rise in popularity of soccer in the US

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. Every country has a national soccer team that proudly represents the flag at the international competitions. An entire subculture developed around this amazing sport and soccer players are transferred from one club to another for astronomic sums of money. The United States were always interested in sports but soccer played a less important role in this culture. Lately, we see an increasing interest for this sport all around the US.

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A Brief History of the World Cup

FIFA, which stands for Fe`de`ration Internationale de Football Association, or international Federation of association football in English, is the international governing body of association football. The FIFA World Cup was first held in 1930. Then president Jules Rimet instituted the international tournament in that year when only 13 invited teams competed for the trophy. Over the years the tournament has seen several expansions and changes to the format which currently sees 32 teams compete in the final tournament, following a two-year qualifying period which can involve in excess of 200 teams from all over the globe! In 1872 the first official international match was contested between Scotland and England in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Initially football was rarely played outside Great Britain but by 1900 national associations were being formed and the sport’s popularity was gaining ground. In 1902 the first official international match was played outside the British Isles between Uruguay and Argentina.

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Characteristics That Make A Good Soccer Player

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. One of the reasons soccer is so popular is because it only requires a ball and a flat open area in order to play. The object of the game is to get the soccer ball into the opponent’s goal. No player, except the goalie, can touch the ball with their hands during the game. Players can only kick, knee, or head the ball to advance it or score a goal. With this comes a great level of skill needed to play the game. Many soccer players are fortunate with the natural ability to play the game well, but even that doesn’t guarantee success. You need to work hard and acquire the skills to become a good soccer player, both on and off the field. Here are the characteristics that make a good soccer player.

Discipline

Discipline is a very important attribute, whether on or off the soccer field. When on the field, you must always respect the rules of the game and the referee’s decisions. You must always remain level-headed and think before acting because if you develop a reputation for being a hotheaded player, coaches will think twice before including you in the starting lineup. Off the field, you will need to make some sacrifices. Your diet and other lifestyle choices need to reflect those of an athlete, so you want to make sure you eat as healthy as possible and stay clear of junk food, cigarettes and alcohol. A disciplined player also needs to be on time for training sessions. Discipline is very important to your success with anything that you do in life, but especially on the soccer field. If you’re someone who says you’re going to start dieting tomorrow and tomorrow comes, but you have no self control when it comes to sugary snacks and soda, then that means you lack discipline. To succeed in anything, it is all about self control!

Discipline

Concentration

Successful soccer players require good concentration skills, especially if you are going to take on and implement more advanced moves, such as a roll and boost or lunge. Concentration is the key to any player’s excellence. Too often, a player’s focus gets them into trouble, performance wise. For example, a blackjack player, just as much as a soccer player, needs to stay on top of their game to increase the odds of them winning. So, this means not multitasking when playing with your smartphone or getting sidetracked by free drinks while playing at a land-based casino. The most important aspect of concentration is being able to stay focused on what you are doing. So, practice staying focused and you’ll make for a better soccer player.

Intelligence

Good soccer players have a distinct ability when it comes to the game, an attribute often referred to as having a good “soccer brain.” In “Qualities of a Soccer Player,” the FC Alliance highlights six unique areas that make up a player’s knowledge of the game. These are positional play, awareness, vision, adaptability, instinctive reaction, and inventiveness. You are sure to develop these characteristics through match experience. You can also improve your soccer brain by watching professionals play soccer. By paying attention to the smaller details of the game and keeping a close eye on star players who play in your chosen position, you are sure to gain more knowledge with soccer. Anyone who wants to be successful in their area needs to study up on the sport. Take driving race cars, for example. If you are wanting to be the best race car driver, it would pay you to watch Jeff Gordon on the speedway or get behind the wheel at a local track. The more you know, the better you can play.

Teamwork

Soccer, much like any other sport, is a team sport. It’s all about teamwork, so you need to be able to work well with your teammates. You also need to listen to your coach’s instructions and follow their game plan. Don’t be afraid to show off your individual skills during a match, but don’t get so caught up in the spotlight or trying to be a one man army. The game of soccer is all about how well you work as a team. You need to learn to rely on your teammates and work together to take down your opponent.

Teamwork

Attitude

Even if you are the best soccer player of all time, if you don’t have the right attitude, then you won’t succeed as a soccer player. Real success in soccer requires a positive attitude. Soccer scouts, for example, don’t just look for the most skillful players on the field, they are also looking for motivated, passionate and strong-willed players who have a positive attitude. Showing up for the game, having good sportsmanship, and giving it your all is what really makes for the best soccer player.

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The History of Soccer

Although known solely as soccer in the United States, football is the more common name used the world around for this popular sport. There are various forms of football that have been noted throughout history and all of which have had an effect on the sport as we know it today. It was originally a popular peasant game as there was not much equipment needed to play, a ball and something that could act as a goal was all a young child would need to have a good time. The more contemporary ideas that we have for soccer or football today come from English public schools during the nineteenth century.

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Greatest Soccer Games of All Time

Soccer, football, futbol, whatever you want to call it, it is arguable one of the greatest games in the world. The history of this fantastic sport dates back centuries, while there may be changes over the years the basic are still there. And this sport only gets better and better year after year. While every fan no doubt has their favourite players and their favourite matches there are a few games that stand out as the best games ever. Here are 5 of the greatest soccer matches ever played!

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