Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. People live this passion in a different way. When we talk about basketball, volleyball, rugby, tennis or another sport is like talking about food, music, or another topic, but when somebody talks about soccer is like talking about the paradise. In Latin America, soccer is the synonym of happiness, passion and joy. Soccer fans cry, shout, paint their faces with the flag of their countries. They take the streets to show their joy.
Brazil and Argentina are the two most notable worldwide, but every country in Latin America has tradition and history in the sport as in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador, etc. We can mention that Latin America has altogether nine world championships and is the cradle of great legends like Pele, Alfredo Di Stefano, Maradona, Ronaldo, and Latin American leads the lists of the best players in the world.But why does soccer is very popular? The competition, the struggle to achieve the goal, the strategy of the game, the skill of the players may be mentioned as reasons.
The importance of soccer also involves an economic cost. Nowadays, this sport is responsible for the movement of endless capital that organizations invest in clubs, teams, individuals (either technical or players) and so many people make profits with bets, investments and capital that this sport could mean. There is a tournament in Latin America called Copa América that usually generates millions of dollars in profits in the countries in which it is transmitted.
In the present, there are a lot of people who go to the stadiums to watch soccer matches and also watch the matches on tv.
There are fans who practice this sport in fields and sports centers in order to feel this passion much closer.