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Football the Top Players in the World by Roger Smiths at iSnare Articles

Football the Top Players in the World by Roger Smiths at iSnare Articles

Today, Football is one of the best and most popular sports, which is watched and played all over the world. Do you know who the top football players in the world are? Well, below you can find the top football match players who won the heart of many people and became legends at their clubs, countries and all over the world. This game is the best and most popular sports worldwide.

Top Ten Football Players of all over the World Include:

Diego Armando Maradona He won the world cup in 1986 and became most popular for his two goals against England in the quarter finals. Maradona contentiously voted the best player of all time. Also, he was the only one performer who set the world record agreement fees twice. Diego Armando is still renowned for his ability of ball control and scoring opportunities.

Pele (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) Pele is from Santos, New York, made his debut in the Brazilian union at the age of 16, and immediately went to become the league’s top scorer, got 36 goals in 29 football matches. At age of 17 Pele was, and is to this very day, the youngest ever World Cup winner.

Johan Cruyff (Johan Hendrikus Cruijff) He was the player of the 1974 Dutch and he had the ability to dribble the ball. Cruyff had a very fast speed in football and he was nine times winner of the Netherlands. Also, he won the European cup thrice with Ajax and was voted European team player in 1999.

Franz Beckenbauer His nickname is Kaiser and he was the stronghold of Bayern Munich Cup Winning team of the mid Seventies. In 1974, he captained his country that was in Germany.

Alfredo di Stefano He rewarded as two time European footballer of the year and he guided Real Madrid to five European cups. Also, Alfredo di Stefano won various domestic league and cup victories in 1956 1960.

Ferenc Puskas He was an incredible player of the wonderful Hungarian national team of the early 1950s. They had won Olympic Gold in Helsinki in 1952 and then they arrived at the FIFA world cup in Switzerland.

Garrincha He was most popular for his great dribbling more where he intimidated inside and then swiftly went outside with a fast speed. In 1962, he led Brazil World cup victory.

Zinedine Zidane He was three times FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998. Zinedine was one of the best players of the last decade and also he was the runner up 2006, winner of world cup in 1998.

Ronaldo He was Brazilian footballer and known as one the best football players of all the time. In 2006 world cup match, he scored smartly and turned into a record holder of scoring the top goals at World Cups.

Eusebio He won the European Cup in 1962 and scored two goals in the finals against Madrid. Eusebio scored a total of 733 scores in 745 matches in his career. The article is strictly for educational or entertainment purposes only and should not be used in any way, implemented or applied without consultation from a professional. Please read our Terms of Service for more information.

Protesters rally against FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight plight of migrant workers

Protesters rally against FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight plight of migrant workers

Hong Kong: A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully on Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Blatter was a guest at the inauguration of the Hong Kong Football Association’s new offices.

The International Trade Union Confederation has complained about the exploitation of migrant workers and deaths related to dangerous conditions on building projects in Qatar in the years since the 2022 World Cup was awarded to the Gulf nation. In recent months, Qatar has sought to allay widespread concerns about conditions for workers on World Cup building projects by detailing how their rights must be protected by contractors. Organizers are also considering scaling back the number of venues for the tournament.

“They have a problem and we know that but this is not directly a question for FIFA,” Blatter said. “It is one which the state of Qatar must handle as well as all the construction companies who are responsible for the workers.”

Blatter also downplayed security fears ahead of this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Violent protests left one man dead in Rio’s Copacabana beach this week, less than two months before the opening match on June 12.

“Yes, there are security issues but those matters lie with the government and state of Brazil and that is a part of the commitment they have given to us. FIFA cannot ensure security,” Blatter said. “But be optimistic, football is optimistic this will be a great tournament in a country where football is revered.”

Blatter also said there have always been some issues in the lead up to the World Cup. Three stadiums in Brazil still have not been completed.

“There are problems but I have never seen a World Cup where everything was ready before it kicked off. I have been to 10 World Cups and every time there have been worries,” Blatter said. “We are just about one month away from this World Cup and I’m optimistic it will be a great tournament.”

US Picks Final Cities For FIFA World Cup Bid

US Picks Final Cities For FIFA World Cup Bid

By now, you know the significance of the World Cup. This year it is held in Africa. From the advertisements on television, one can see what a huge deal it is to be chosen as a host country.

The United State Bid Committee released the 18 cities that made the cut as host cities. If the United States is chosen as the host country, all 18 cities could see major games played in their city.

“Just by virtue of the quality of our cities and stadiums, it was very difficult to reduce the field to the maximum of 18 established by FIFA. In fact, we could have submitted 24 cities and stadiums, making it possible for the United States to hold two World Cups simultaneously,” Downs said. “We consider it a meaningful indicator of the significant growth of soccer in this country that we can put forth such a technically sound bid without four of our cities that served as hosts for the first FIFA World Cup in the United States in 1994. The emergence of passionate followings for the sport and state of the art venues throughout the country has strengthened our ability to put together a truly national bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018 or 2022.”

So what cities made the cut? Here is the list.

Due to FIFA’s eighteen city maximum, nine host cities had to be eliminated. In alphabetical order, they are: Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Jacksonville, Oakland, Orlando, St. Louis and San Francisco.

The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world, with an estimated 715.1 million people watching the 2006 final. The current format of the tournament involves 32 teams competing for the title at venues within the host nation over a period of about a month. You can see what a big deal this could mean to the United States.