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Monday, April 26, 2010

Futbol

Many originally American elements have been adapted by other countries, becoming more popular and socially acceptable; several of which include clothes, music, spending habits, food choices, etc.


Some trends have not been adopted by American society from surrounding countries.


One such trend that especially surprised me is the internationally acclaimed sport of soccer. The game, drawing much attention all around the world, becomes barely discussed in American popular culture.


The modern game was originally created in England, with the formation of the Football Association, governed by an international authority (International Federation of Association Football), which holds annual the World Cup.


This particular sport is especially popular in countries such as England, Italy, Germany, France, South Korea, Japan, Brazil and Mexico. But trends have never quite reached American soil.


Why is this?


The one controversial and not fully determinable reason is due to the sport’s history. The sport’s history and success resides in our European counter-part.


Does our need for social trends and popularity stem simply from our own roots?

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