Futbol Madness

PeleWorld Cup madness is everywhere and not just in Brazil where the big matches are happening. You’re probably seeing it all over your social media accounts, in banner advertisements on the Internet, in the news etc.

While Americans aren’t quite into soccer, football, or futbol, is still the world’s most popular sport. At the turn of the 21st century, 250 million people played it, according to the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and 26 billion – yes, BILLION – people watched the 2010 World Cup.

So who better than Brazilian soccer god Pelé to tell us why soccer is so darn popular. His boo, Why Soccer Matters – is available at Rentschler Library –  (see more from the library catalog )  or get more info from

Here are some links of interest for all things World Cup:

Official website of FIFA World Cup

BBC (British Broadcasting Company) World Cup coverage 

ESPN’s World Cup coverage

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