Soccer and Media
Football, also known as soccer in the United States, is very popular around the world and has received the title as the "world's sport." Soccer has earned this title because it is viewed and played by many people around the world. Soccer is becoming more popular due to the fact that the media is broadcasting more games. Over time technology becomes more and more advanced, which means that there are many ways of covering soccer through the media. There are different types of media such as television, radio, and social media, all of which spread the popularity of the sport around the world. This means that as media presence increases, so does the popularity of soccer.
Soccer popularity means that the sport is liked, admired, and supported by many people. It is the national sport of most European and Latin-American countries, and of many other nations.
Millions of people in more than 140 countries play soccer. The sport dates back to the Egyptians, who played games involving the kicking of a ball. Games similar to soccer were played in China around 400 BC (FIFA). Around 200 AD the Romans played a game in which two teams tried to score by advancing a ball across a line on the field (FIFA). Over time the rules of the game changed and each person interpreted the rules differently. The version of the sport we have today came around in the early nineteenth century, in England (FIFA). Now, the sport has grown to a global activity, including men's and women's teams, and the World Cup. Almost every culture has different recognizable versions of this game.
As time goes by, our technology is advancing and we are creating things we could not before.