Did you know that soccer is the most popular sport in the world? The sport soccer has an estimated 4 billion followers around the globe. That's more than half the world! According to athleticscholarships.net soccer officially started in England about 2,000 years ago, although ancient China, Greece, Rome, and parts of Central America also claim to have started the sport.
Some of the championships that the soccer teams play in are the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA European championship, and the gold cup. According to foxsports.com, in the 2019 Women's World Cup, the USA got first place. They won against the Netherlands, winning 2-0. Megan Rapinoe was one of the USA's top goal scorers in the women's world cup. She got 6 goals out of 12 shots. One of their highest-scoring games was against Thailand, with 13-0. According to espn.com, in the gold cup, Mexico got first place with the final game against the USA 1-0. Jonathan Dos Santos was the only soccer player to score a goal in the gold cups finals. To get into the finals Mexico beat Jamaica 3-1. According to fcbarcelona.com Barcelona is one of the most popular soccer teams.
So far in 2019 they have played 8 games and have won 4 times, tied 2 games, and lost 2 games. They have won the FIFA world cup 3 times! The yers they won were 2009, 2011, and 2015. The Barcelona soccer team was founded on 11/29/1899. The gold cup was founded in 1991, as well as the FIFA Women's World Cup. According to cbssports.com, the 2020 UEFA European championship starts in June 2020. The euros start on 6/12/2020 and end on 7/12/2020. The 2020 UEFA championships will be held in multiple countries.
Story by Kale Kettner