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French Victory in Russia 2018?
With the next World Cup coming up just next year, it is time to look at one of the major contenders for the trophy. France has been a dominant side in international football for ages, their most successful World Cup performance being in 1998 taking home the silverware that year. France has had a staggering track record since, their most recent World Cup performance being in 2014 where they were knocked out by Germany 2-0 in the quarter finals of the knockout stage.
Real Madrid and Recent Success
Real Madrid has always been one of the best teams in the world and currently is the best. The rivalry that they have with Barcelona has always attracted millions of fans from around the world because of the level that these guys play at. After Zidane was made Real Madrid's coach, their game went to a whole new level. Real Madrid has won two consecutive Champions League titles in the last two years, an amazing feat because the Champions League contains the worlds best soccer teams.
Greatest Goalkeepers of All Time
Every athlete's dream is to play their sport to their best ability and to make history while doing so. These goalies have successfully left their mark on the sport. What makes the greatest goalkeepers of all time so impressive? Portraying qualities of leadership, concentration, pace, and bravery. These athletes will forever be remembered as the most successful players in their position. Did your favorite make it to the list?
Best Soccer Movies on Netflix
Netflix definitely has it all when it comes to movie genres, sports movies being one. Narrow down your favorite sport, and watch all the sports movies you want!
- Top Story - November 2017
Russia 2018 World Cup
Every four years, the world turns its eyes to the world cup, a sports event that gathers 32 of the world's best soccer teams to compete against one another, leaving the last team standing the world champion. Soccer might not be super popular in the U.S., but in recent years it has been getting a lot more attention. Around the world, it's the most popular sport, especially in Europe and South America and there is always a big fuss when the world cup is approaching. In some countries, like Spain and Brazil, soccer is their culture and winning the world cup isn't just a sports event, it's a national accomplishment.
Best Strikers in the Premier League
The Premier League is filled with some of the best soccer players of all time. A striker's skills are considered strictly by their statistics, ability, and athleticism. Narrowed down to only the most successful, these are the best strikers in the premier league, and what makes them so great.
Best Indoor Soccer Shoes
Indoor soccer is the best way to keep your soccer skills going, even when it's not soccer season outside. It's really the best of both worlds. You get all the aspects of a regular soccer field, plus heat!
Best Soccer Movies Ever Made
As one of the world's most popular sports, soccer is bound to the be the topic of many popular movies. Filmmakers portray the beautiful sport in many different ways, allowing sports fans to view their favorite through the vision of different directors, minus being cliche or simple.
Coolest Gifts for Soccer Fans for Any Occasion
Those who know a soccer fan or is a soccer fan themselves know exactly how passionate soccer lovers are. They're so dedicated to their favorite team that some of them even risk their lives standing up for it and for their love of the game. I've actually seen a bar fight occur that involved two fans from opposing soccer teams, the two got kicked out — that's how serious they are about the sport. Just like any other sport, actually, there are some diehard fans that own jerseys, sneakers, shorts, hats, even a huge flag representing their most cherished soccer team.
Best European Soccer Jerseys of 2017
Jerseys are important in sports, especially European soccer where the jerseys aren't just used to express the team's spirit, but to also promote corporate advertisements. Some may think this is ruining the sanctity of the uniform, however, when done right the best jerseys avoid looking like simple billboards. So, what are the best European soccer jerseys of 2017?
Best Soccer Books Every Fan Must Read
Football, as it's more prominently known in Europe, has a global following that idolizes players, clubs, and individual leagues, like Americans and their own home sport. There's loads of football books to choose from, but not all of them are as interesting or as worthwhile for all the various types of football fans. Depending on whether you want an autobiography, or something a little more broad, like something on the history of one particular team, it's easy to get bogged down by the less sensible texts floating out there.
Most Successful Clubs in Premier League History
With their elite entry policy and excellent attire, clubs in the Premier League are known around the world for bringing quality players to the forefront. Fans love these members for their ability to score goals, add defense, and just be epic public figures.