Around the World – In Soccer That Is

I feel as though the World Cup 2018 snuck up on me this year – I suppose since having been away for a few weeks, I think I’ve lost track of all sorts of events.  But nevertheless, I have established who I want to see win this year – but for the moment I will keep it to myself.

So, I figured if you are a fan of soccer or the true football (outside the U.S) that you might enjoy these amazing shots of all things football:

This photo taken on June 11, 2018 shows an aerial view of a football pitch located nearby an interchange in Shenyang in China’s northeastern Liaoning province. (Photo by – / AFP) / China OUT (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken on October 1, 2014 shows youngsters playing football on a floating football pitch in Koh Panyee, in Thailand’ southern Phang Nga province. With its stunning limestone cliffs towering over stilt houses surrounded by azure waters, the island of Panyee is a typical Thai paradise. But it’s not mother nature drawing tourists here — it’s a floating football pitch. Thailand’s tourism industry has taken a battering this year following months of protests, the May military coup, the subsequent imposition of martial law and the brutal September slaying of two British holidaymakers on the popular tourist haunt of Koh Tao. AFP PHOTO/Christophe ARCHAMBAULT (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP/Getty Images)
Somali people play football in the smoky air due to burning litters at the destroyed and abandoned secondary school since 1991, in Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 7, 2018. – Playing football, nothing could be simpler. Around the world and whatever the landscape. Perched on top of an Asian skyscraper, lost on a dusty trail in the middle of the majestic mountains of Nepal or nestled at the foot of an ancient aqueduct in Rome, the pitch takes on many forms and is adapted to its environment. (Photo by Mohamed ABDIWAHAB / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT – Atletico Diritti’s and Cetus Roma’s players compete during a local third category football match between Atletico Diritti and Cetus Roma on May 8, 2016 at the Campo Gerini ground by the Felice Acqueduct in Rome.
Atletico Diritti was created in September 2014 when two Italian NGOs, Associazione Antigone and Progetto Diritti, concerned with protecting the rights of prisoners, refugees and migrants, had the idea of trying to further the cause of human rights, and most specifically the values of integration and anti-racism, through sport. / AFP / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)
Players attend a football tournament among local amateur teams at a stadium made of straw named Zenit Arena, in the settlement of Krasnoye in Stavropol region, Russia, July 22, 2017. Picture taken July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC156C4C5F60
Children play football after the inauguration ceremony of the new technology pitch installed at Mineira favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 10, 2014. 200 self energy supplied Pavegen panels, invented by British Laurence Kemball-Cook, were installed underground to capture kinetic energy created by the movement of the football players. The energy is stored and combined with solar panels’ energy to illuminate the pitch during the night. The new technology pitch was created by oil giant Royal Dutch Shell. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
The football stadium of Henninsvaer FC is photographed on March 8, 2018, 2018, in Henningsvaer, northern Norway, Lofoten islands, within the Arctic Circle. (Photo by Olivier MORIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
KV Svalbard’s crew, formed by Norwegian navy privates and scientists from Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, play soccer as they are protected from polar bears by armed guards in the arctic environment in the sea around Greenland, on March 22, 2018. Picture taken March 22, 2018. (Marius Vagenes Villanger / Kystvakten / Sjoforsvaret / NTB Scanpix / Norsk Telegrambyra AS / Reuters)
A picture taken on October 5, 2017, from the Mont de Gourze in Riez, western Switzerland, shows a football pitch illuminated with floodlights at sunset above the Lake Geneva. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Players of FC Gspon (white) representing Switzerland play against FC Zuma (red) representing Spain during their Mountain Villages international soccer tournament match in Gspon, in the Swiss Alps, May 29, 2010. The match is played on the highest elevated soccer field in Europe. At some 2000 meters, the pitch can only be reached by cable car lift that can carry up to 10 people or after a 45 minutes walk. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer (SWITZERLAND – Tags: SPORT SOCCER IMAGES OF THE DAY) – GM1E65U04A001

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2 thoughts on “Around the World – In Soccer That Is

  1. Hi There!

    I love all your posts! Wanted to say what an especially awesome one this is, it tells you in a quick summary so much that you don’t know about how people in the rest of the world live, and in the context of the World Cup.

    Thanks for this!

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