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Watching sports is one of the best ways for families to spend time together and bond. As the years have gone by, more and more US families have begun to take an interest in soccer. This sport, one of the largest worldwide, has long been overshadowed by others in the US. In recent years, however, television viewership and stadium attendance for World Cup Soccer games have broken national records. There are good reasons that families are choosing to watch this sports entertainment.
Firstly, World Cup Soccer is among the sports that are fiercely competitive and physically demanding without being overly-violent. The sport emphasizes aerobic fitness and team strategies, which is a good standard to set for young children to aspire to. Though there are certainly many stars to be found among the players of this sport, all of them rely on their teammates at all times.
From a financial point of view, soccer is among the sports that can be played with very little equipment, so low-income families can play just as well as their higher-income neighbors. In fact, some of the best soccer players in the world come from nations that are impoverished and learned to play barefoot, with no sports equipment other than a ball and a line marking the goal.
World Cup Soccer is one of the sports that is famous for bringing nations together in good-natured competition. Even nations that have bitter rivalries otherwise can come together in sports, a tradition that goes all the way back to the Greeks. Soccer is very much a world sport, and the number of competing teams is more varied, numerous and, many would say, interesting than what is available from most major sports in the US. This sport can bring the world together for a good time, as it can bring families as well as nations together.
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