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    Smile Re: Football [soccer]

    Hi football fans " all are good teams and professional footballers" The best
    the winners aren't they?

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    What do you like about Barça, Alihandra?

    (They don't seem to have done very well against Chelsea...)

    MrP
    Barcelona have Etto, Ronaldenho and Messi .
    You see a good football playing there and the most famous and good players play in spain.
    You Know although I am african I will not forgive Drogba for his goal in the last minute

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    They certainly have their moments (though Ronaldinho hasn't had many lately).

    What did you think of the Lampard goal?

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    Thumbs up Re: Football [soccer]

    And what about Colo-Colo from Chile, do you know that team? It's the most popular in my country, Chile, it was once the best team in southamerica. From Europe I liked the Barcelona 2005 team. From England, Chelsea.
    Here in Chile we have a terrible problem with violence at stadiums, what was the solution to solve this problem in England? (for any english to answer)

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Real football players don't wear short shorts.
    Real football players don't wear full body-armour and helmets.

    Linguistically relevant point:

    Strictly speaking, "football" is a generic term for many different ball games which can trace their heritage back to a game that was played centuries ago in England, involving entire villages attempting to carry a ball to a specific goal in some way. In modern times, rules were formulated to bring some order to the game.

    When Brits talk about "football", they mean what is properly called "association football".

    Rugby football originated at a school in Rugby, England, when (according to the story) a pupil picked up the ball and ran with it during a game. Eventually rules were formulated to give us the modern game, which is further divided into rugby union and rugby league, with slightly different rules. (There are some other variants, including rugby sevens and touch rugby, but they're less common.)

    What Americans call "football" is usually called "American football" in Britain to avoid confusion with association football. American football developed independently from association and rugby, but for similar reasons: the game had become extremely dangerous and people were getting injured, so a set of rules needed to be drawn up. The game ended up looking similar to rugby football, and in fact some of the rules and vocabulary were borrowed from rugby.

    In Britain, the game of rugby was, in the upper-class slang of the day, often referred to as "rugger", and is still occasionally referred to as such today. By analogy, "association football" was sometimes shortened to "soccer", by which name it is occasionally known in Britain, and always known in America to avoid confusion with American football.

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    Quote Originally Posted by modeman25 View Post
    Here in Chile we have a terrible problem with violence at stadiums, what was the solution to solve this problem in England? (for any english to answer)
    I think it was a mixture of all-seater stadiums and more effective methods of identifying the people who caused the trouble.

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    Hi, folk, I´m Texdevani(Devani Teixeira) from Brazil.
    I was born in Duque de Caxias,Rio de Janeiro, 60 years ago!
    Although I may seem aged, I´m not that old. Let´s say I´m a young old man, since the life begins at 40´s. Anyway, I´m very happy to get here at my 60´s-It could be worse! The main reason for joining this site is because I want to improve my English-Learn the correct way to express myself grammaticaly, learn new words, slangs, etc...
    This is the first time I have the chance to direct myself to
    such a select group as this.
    Guys, you can´t imagine how happppyyyyyy I am.

    See "yous" around !!
    TEX

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    Hi Tex, your english is not too bad and I'm sure it will get better. Welcome! By the way, why did you post to this thread, have you an interest in the 'beautiful game'?

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    Re: Football [soccer]

    Welcome, Tex! Since you're such a youngster, did you ever see Pele play?

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