Playing football (Also called soccer in many countries) requires great fitness of the body, agility of the mind, and sharpness of intellect. I like this game because it enhances the spirit of team work. The more individualistic that you are, the less successful you will be in a game of football where results come from collective effort. The players experience much camaraderie that rises beyond pettiness and divisiveness in personal demeanors. It is like a household.
Although individual talent and skill are nurtured, reliance on the team is essential. Dodging and tackling the opponent is a necessity in this game; Aim and corresponding sharp shooting is the goal of the game. There is no time for second guessing, lethargy, confusion or doubt. It is literally to be on the toes. The team dynamics ensures that one’s output is at its optimum. One’s sincerity and heartfelt participation becomes evident in the competitiveness of performance. The game is actually a culmination of many months of practice and undying passion that precede it.
One of the finest attribute of the game is that we become seasoned in outdoor exposures. The players are exposed to playing in Sun, wind rain and even in the chill of the cold. Can you believe that this is the only game that uses the body from the head to the toes. Heading the ball is a very important skill cherished in all football players.
Right from childhood people have taken to this game through all their growing up years into the old age. It is therefore not surprising that this game is popular among women as well. Football is the most popular sport on Earth played by tens of millions in over 200 countries.
Currently, the European League is a good tournament to be watching. India has yet to develop proficiency in the game of football and soccer. With the country opening up to globalization, it is only a matter of time that football becomes a popular game in India. Goa, Kerala and West Bengal are the current favorites for football tournaments in India. If you are looking for an activity for overall development, I would not hesitate to recommend professional football.