Help With Understanding Soccer Rules

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  1. KenH

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    I was at a dog agility trial last weekend that was held in an indoor soccer arena and noticed that the World Cup starts next month. I thought I might give watching some of the World Cup games a try. Can someone recommend a good website that explains the rules of soccer so that I can try to understand what is going on when I watch a World Cup game?
     
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    *cough, cough*

    Ken back away, far away...

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    Glad you are at least giving "the beautiful game" a try. The links should help, also try:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soccer

    Keep in mind that while some will say soccer is slow, the interesting part is watching the play develop. Understanding fromations and such can make the viewing experience fun. Like any sport though, you either like it or don't.

    At least you are willing to give it a try unlike some on this board [​IMG] ;) :D .
     
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    It looks like the Spurs will make an early exit from the NBA playoffs, so I will have time to expand my sports horizon. [​IMG]

    Plus, unlike sports in the United States that crown a champion every year, the World Cup only crowns a champion once every four years. Therefore, it means four times more to win it.
     
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    Ken, try watching some MLS games on ESPN. Though some of the European guys on here would knock them as not being a "real" first division league, they are fun to watch. The games are usually faced paced with an "attacking" brand of soccer. I like to follow the Chicago Fire since Detroit does not have a team yet.

    On the internatinal scene I am torn since I am a missionary. Being an American I love to see US soccer do well like they did in the last WC, but I am a missionary to Argentina (a perennial competitor) so my loyalties are divided.
     
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    Thanks for the info, everyone. [​IMG]
     

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