The game that has the entire world on the edge of its seats, the game that within the time limit has the players fight for their lives, and the game that encourages equality, friendship, and a spirit of sportsmanship with a touch of brother/sisterhood. How has this sport of soccer, taken such a leap into the mainstream culture of the world? It is because of the nature of the sport that makes it so vibrant and exciting to both behold and be a part of. The wondrous game of soccer, unites everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, and the culture or social background. All it cares or even knows about is the ability to perform with the ball and the team spirit that it demands. Having said that, we can ascertain the Evolution of soccer through the progression and the evolution of cleats from the time soccer was played and since a time where there was no need for a distinction between the very words of soccer and football themselves.
Cleats, Studs, And A Ball
There has been a lot of evidence collected through artifacts and other research done to prove the lives of ancient kings and their lives. These are stored in museums and other places of memory. One such artifact was found to be cleats worn by ancient kings and other officials who used soccer as a pastime when they nothing to do other than to govern the country. The Evolution of soccer can be determined by the progression of the cleats from the time when kings wore them to this date with Nike Mercurial and the Adidas Predator X. That is the testament of how much we have come to love the sport and people are just not satisfied with outdated version of the tools that are used in a sport that they love so much and the players of the sport demand specific nuanced modification to their footwear which is the key ingredient for their performance in the sport.
How much this sport has made us passionate for our team to win, is only evident when the FIFA world cup airs every 4 years.