Oct 15, 2011

For The Love of Soccer and Rugby

We have all witnessed the glory and the excitement brought to us by our National Soccer Team, Azkals, on the recent season. The sport is beginning to come back with a vengeance after the series of poor performances in the past years, so I am more than happy to accommodate a guest poster, Alma, here on Sassy Chef. I wonder what food I'll prepare the next time me and my brothers watch another game.  :)

Soccer has been steadily growing its popularity since the start of the 21st century, and it is considered to be the most popular sport in the world. Rugby, the version of soccer that permits handling of the ball, is equally as popular as soccer. Both are rough sports, involving a lot of running, kicking, and jumping, and a ton of stamina as well.

Although not everyone is physically fit to play the rough sport, soccer and rugby, the version of soccer that permits handling of the ball, has gained millions of fans eager to watch the exciting games brought about by each season.

In the Philippines, the love for soccer has been awakened in most Filipinos by the recent stunts pulled off by the Azkals, the Philippine National Soccer Team. Despite the past decade giving our country poor performance in the FIFA World Cups, Azkals awakened the spirit and support for this sport. Now the youth and even the adults are hooked and eager to learn the sport, as they yell and cheer for victory while watching the soccer and rugby matches in television.

Blog post courtesy of Alma who writes for a coupon blog catering to World Soccer and Rubgy.


  1. how are you? hope all is well with you sis.. i miss you! take care!

  2. i totally agree,when the azkals campaigned about their games,filipinos became interested in the game and totally drew a crowd.