Posts Tagged ‘soccer’
January 2, 2013 by Sean Charles
I’m not a fan of the phrase professional gambler as it has the feel of an oxymoron. For anyone to earn a consistent profit from betting requires a tremendous amount of discipline, research and self-restraint (something that applies particularly strong in football). I am not attempting to come off here as some betting guru as I know I’m not but I have been able to make decent money doing this over the past three years, enough in fact that I feel I will share some of the tips I use to whoever is reading this.
April 20, 2012 by Cesar Hernandez
In just three short months, the 2012 London Summer Olympics will begin. Out of the hundreds of medals which are being sought after, one gold medal will be up for grabs for twelve teams in women’s football. These twelve, along with many other teams, took part in a long qualifying process in their respective FIFA confederations for the Olympics.
Amidst much controversy, the Iranian women’s national team was banned before their first game against Jordan in the 2nd round of qualifying by FIFA officials. The reasoning for FIFA was the use of the headscarf, or Hijab, by the team. According to officials, the Hijab worn was a choking hazard and could therefore not be worn. However, if the women removed their headscarves they would be breaking Sharia Law in their home country. Who would win in a game between FIFA regulations and religion?
March 15, 2012 by Kyle Whitman
Playoffs that decide a league’s champions is a foreign concept to fans of most domestic soccer leagues. Usually, the winner is determined by which team accumulates the most points during a set number of regular season fixtures. This concept makes sense: Each team in a league plays all the other teams an equal number of times and the one that emerges with the best record wins the title. Seems fair enough.