International Soccer is the World’s Game

Written by Recreation Magazine on August 15th, 2017. Posted in Global team travel, Soccer in germany, Soccer in holland


England, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Costa Rica, Germany, Sweden…what do all of these countries share? A love of soccer. It’s a love affair that still hasn’t entirely made its way to the United States, even if soccer has been “the next big thing” in the States for decades. It’s growing, but it’s not here yet.

European soccer is huge. The rules were written down in 1848 at Cambridge University in England, and ever since then there has been some form of organized soccer in England. Not surprisingly, its popularity moved across the English channel very quickly: To France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and eventually the rest of the world. By 1900, Italy had a national team and progra