I have to admit that I’m not much of a sports fan, but I’ve always had a soft spot for soccer. Other than teeball, soccer (or football, to the rest of the world) was the only “league” sport I ever participated in, and while I was certainly not the best player around, I have fond memories of my experiences. That probably has a lot to do with my interest in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Normally I have little use for televised sports, but I can really get into these games. Right now we are right in the middle of the World Cup, which runs from June 26 through July 17 and is being hosted in Germany. You can find out more at the official FIFA website. You can also peruse our collection of books on the subject, such as The Simplest Game: The Intelligent Fan’s Guide to the World of Soccer by Paul Gardner, or The Best of Pro Soccer by Heather Adamson.
Jul 6 2011