Coming into Spain, I had an idea how important soccer was, but I really did not know what it meant for the people. You see, it is more than an obsession. It is part of their culture. People connect with others by watching and talking about soccer games. In Spain there is the big rival, Real Madrid C.F. and F.C. Barcelona.
Spain’s national sport is soccer, there’s no doubt about it. The entire country comes to a halt when there is an important game, sports pages – which are almost exclusively dedicated to soccer – have spectacular editions, and on most TV news channels, s occer takes up about 80% of the sports news broadcast.
1.- In Spanish, soccer is fútbol. 2.- La Liga, also known as La Primera División, is the men’s top professional soccer league in Spain and one of the most important in the world. Unlike the USA leagues, teams that are part of La Liga can be relegated to the second league.
Football ( fútbol ), or soccer, is Spain’s national sport and easily the country’s most important participant and spectator sport. Spanish football fans are among the most dedicated and fervent in Europe and are matched in their fanaticism only by the Italians. Every town in Spain has a football pitch and team, and indoor football ( fútbol sala) is also played in sports centres throughout the country.
In many ways, soccer has become intertwined with Latin American culture as it has acted as a common interest for people of all races, origins, and cultures in Latin America. Bridging gaps and prejudices that are commonplace in countries such as Brazil and Argentina.
In fact, the average Hispanic sports fan watches nearly 3x as much soccer as non-Hispanic fans. Soccer, like food and music, is one of Hispanics’ most beloved passion points, intrinsic to the...
It’s like a religion in the country, because such is the devotion expressed by the Spanish to their beloved sport. Soccer is the most participated and spectator sport. Also, Spanish soccer fans are said to be the most dedicated and fervent in Europe and their fanaticism for the sport is compared to that of the Italians.
Soccer, or as it is known in Spain, fútbol, is the most popular sport in the country. Four professional leagues play during a season that features weekend games, mostly played on Sundays, with European matches played midweek.