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Soccer: An International Language

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Transcript of Soccer: An International Language

Learning:
This is a high school soccer team. The team had students from all different walks of life, even our coach, he was from Ireland and he taught us an entirely different outlook on the game.

Soccer: A Universal Language
Commonality:
This photograph was actually taken at an indoor track competition, while waiting to do our events we usually played football we had people from almost every school we were racing against playing.


Teaching:
This is one of my students from Brazil presenting a Colombian child with a ball. We showed him how to kick it; even though he was only two years old he caught on quickly.

Understanding:
This picture was taken of three students from Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Portugal/Venezuela. They met at an organized pick-up soccer games they became friends even though there was a language barrier and shared their cultural norms.

International:
This photo was taken of a soccer league in Barcelona. We were from all over the world with one thing it common they loved to play football.

An International Language:
This photograph best represents the concept. This photo was taken in Guatemala in 2009; playing soccer with some children. Even though we could not communicate linguistically we were able to communicate though the language of soccer.

Communication Barrier
"Football is an international language"
Mauricio Pochettino
Experience:
Breaking the barrier
It doesn't matter if it's soccer football or futbol. This game brings people together. --Alex Morgan
Basics and Origins of the Game
• -It is played on a rectangular field by 22 players -11 on each side-
• -Try to propel around a ball into a goal 8 feet high and 8 yards long
• -Wearing only a shirt, shorts, a pair of socks and shoes
• -Governed only by 17 rules
• -All that is needed is a ball, a patch of land whether it's dirt, grass, or pavement, and the love of the game

FIFA World Cup (Fédération Internationale de Football Association)
- Today, the FIFA World Cup holds the entire global public under its spell. An accumulated audience of over 37 billion people watched the France 98 tournament, including approximately 1.3 billion for the final alone, while over 2.7 million people flocked to watch the 64 matches in the French stadia.
Arsenal Football Club
We have over 20 different nationalities in our squad and this is something that reflects the multi-culturalism that is inherent in the world’s game, but also in the Islington community, and London on a broader scale.
International Students
Domestic Students
Domestic and International Students
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