Soccer

Russia is attracting the world’s attention as the first eastern European country to host the FIFA World Cup. On the other hand, China hasn’t sent a team to participate in the games. (Image:  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The World Cup and China’s Absence

Russia is attracting the world’s attention as the first eastern European country to host the FIFA World Cup; however, China hasn’t sent a team to participate in the games. Yet the 2018 tournament is said to be full of Chinese…

Ts'u chu roughly translates to "kicking with feet the ball made of leather" and is viewed by many as the genesis of today's soccer. (Image: via Wikimedia Commons)

The Origins of Soccer

In England as in the United States and most Spanish-speaking countries, football is known by the name soccer, but how did it get this name? The word soccer is a reference to Association Football, which was the name given to…

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The World Cup and China’s Absence

Russia is attracting the world’s attention as the first eastern European country to host the FIFA World Cup; however, China hasn’t sent a team to participate in the games. Yet…

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The Origins of Soccer

In England as in the United States and most Spanish-speaking countries, football is known by the name soccer, but how did it get this name? The word soccer is a…