The benefits of leisure activities such as sports, music and art, on health and overall wellbeing, are well documented. For a while now, we have known that doing something you enjoy will improve your mental health. The stresses of day to day living can leave many feeling quite overwhelmed. Footballers, even though they seem super-human, are not immune to this. Even they too need to kick-back and reset once in a while. So what do you do when your day job is playing sports? Let's look at some of the hobbies of your favourite football stars.
The coronavirus pandemic has massively impacted almost every sporting event with league organizers planning to start proceeding in an extremely cautious and regulatory manner. However, despite the events being organized in a discretionary manner, public gatherings and stadium viewing experiences aren’t expected to kick-start any time soon.
No sport enjoys wide popularity across the world than football. Football is so prevalent in our lives that we literally breathe the sport. Ideally, it is not unusual to find football memorabilia in your homes, cars, wardrobes and offices.
If you ask Jurgen Klopp, then he’ll tell you that his greatest ever achievement in football was securing promotion to the Bundesliga with Mainz in 2004. For a Premier League and Champions League-winning manager, that’s quite a statement. However, throughout his trophy-winning career, the German manager has been involved in some action-packed contests that will live long in the memory. So, let’s take a look at four of Klopp’s best results as a manager.
The long wait is now finally over for Liverpool fans, as they have now sealed the Premier league title, which is their first since the league being founded. It is also a first top flight title for Liverpool in 30 years, which is simply staggering, considering how much success they have had in Europe since. That includes the Champions league title victory last season. A competition that they have already been knocked out of this year, in their defence.
Major League Soccer returns with a bang during July and August with an innovative World Cup style tournament format. Entitled ‘MLS is Back’, the competition will feature 25 teams spread across six groups playing a near daily schedule at a single venue in Florida. Following the completion of the opening phase, 16 teams will progress to the single elimination knockout stage.
As the extended Championship season reaches its climax, with four matches remaining, it’s tight at both ends of the table. At the summit, it appears to be a two-horse race between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, as to who will finish champions and who will gain automatic promotion to the Premier League. Further down in the standings, any one of six could still realistically snatch that final play-off place, while at the wrong end of the table, just three points separate Huddersfield Town in 18th and Middlesbrough who sit in the dreaded drop zone.
Football Index is an innovative online game for football fanatics to use their knowledge of the game to make money. It’s not like traditional gambling but it does, however, rely heavily on how a player performs in their matches. It can be likened to stock trading as punters or traders bet on certain footballers to have a good game and generate enough buzz in the media.
Football or soccer is one of the most popular games in the world, and this is not to confused with American football. Football, as we know it today, emerged in England but different countries claim that it originated from their lands. In regards to ancient Greece, there was a team game known as 'episkyros' which was known to exist in the 4th century BC. Similarly, a Roman game by the name of 'Harpastaum' was very popular during the same time, and the idea was borrowed from the Greeks.
2020 has not been a particularly nice year for football fans or players for obvious reasons, but there’s plenty to be cheerful about now. Reports are coming in from all the major leagues across Europe that live football will start again soon. What it all means is that we are about to see the best players from around the world live in play again after being off the pitch for months. It also means that betting season is about to start again soon, and in full flow.