Early this morning, the Argentine football player known as the "hand of God"Diego Diego Maradona.He died of cardiac arrest, and the media all over the world reported that countless fans posted articles on social media to mourn the "King of the Ball".Diego Maradona.
In today’s single sports events in the world, football is the most popular sport and the craziest one. Why is football called the first sport in the world?
Take the World Cup as an example:
The participating countries of the World Cup are all over the world, and football teams from more than 200 countries compete for the qualification to enter the finals (only 32 teams and 736 players were selected in the final). Every game is full of audiences, and its ratings, broadcasting fees, sponsors, advertising revenue and peripheral products have exceeded the scale of the Olympic Games.
There are at least four reasons why football is called the first sport in the world:
(A) the entry threshold is very low
Football has very low requirements for venues, equipment and equipment. For example, many world-class stars come from poor areas in South America and Africa, so they can easily participate in this sport in economically backward countries or poor families. In professional football fields, dirt floors and streets, you can have fun as long as there is an open space! I still remember when I was a child, after school, several classmates found an open space and used schoolbags as goals. Several people agreed on the rules and didn’t need referees, so they could have a great time.
(2) The requirements for body shape are not high.
Generally speaking, if a sport wants to be a top athlete, congenital conditions are very important. Although the acquired efforts can make up for some congenital deficiencies, in the fierce sports competition, the actual effect is very limited, so many sports keep many people out for this reason. However, football doesn’t require high body shape. There is a saying in the industry that "if you can’t play football with a sense of accomplishment, never blame yourself for being inferior to others."
In football, tall players have long legs and great strength, and are not easy to be pushed down due to collision. Short players react quickly, which is beneficial to dribbling and shuttling and has the advantage of possession of the ball.
Therefore, in football, becoming a top star requires personal physical fitness, personal skills, personal psychological quality, teamwork, tactical strategy, organizational system and other conditions; Take one’s physical fitness as an example. It requires both speed and endurance, and it requires both footwork and footwork.
(3) Actively participate in all countries, big or small.
Basketball and volleyball, among the three major balls in the world, are usually played by a few fixed countries in international competitions. Football, on the other hand, is different. No matter big or small, strong or weak, rich or poor countries actively participate in international competitions.
For example, the Asian island country Maldives, with a population of less than 300,000, even lost to Iran 0-17 in a World Cup, setting a record for the biggest score gap in an event, but it did not affect the country’s love for this sport at all.
(4) A game that keeps people hopeful forever.
For example, in the World Cup, when team A wins team B and team B wins team C, the logical final result should be that team A wins team C, but the result of football match is not like this, and the reversal of team C winning team A often occurs. In the 2018 World Cup group match, Group F: Mexico wins Germany, Germany wins Sweden, and Sweden wins Mexico; Group H: Japan wins Colombia, Colombia wins Poland, and Poland wins Japan in turn. Therefore, the football match is a game that people will always have hope.
Do you think football is the first sport in the world?
This article is a selected work for the first children’s popular science essay contest in Zhengzhou.
Author: Wu Ailian
Views only represent the author himself, not his position.