Soccer (or fútbol) is the national sport of Spain and the most widely watched sport on Earth. The simple requirements (a ball, something to mark the goals) and power to bring families together has made it a popular sport and cornerstone of many communities all around the globe. Chances are, whatever Spanish-speaking country you choose to visit, there will be an opportunity to catch a game of soccer. While having polite conversations about the weather or your vacation plans with local Spanish speakers may be pleasant and intellectually stimulating, there’s nothing like witnessing the raw emotion that surfaces at a soccer match.
While you’re there, you’ll surely want to understand the comments of the announcers so that you can find out more about the players and the history of the team, and then make predictions of your own. Completing this deck will allow you to understand not only the announcers, but, even more interestingly, the comments of your fellow onlookers.
Imagine striking up a conversation with local fans about the team’s odds and discussing specific tactics. Being able to experience a shared passion with local Spanish speakers and fully join in on the rollercoaster of emotion that a soccer game offers will undoubtedly be one of the most fulfilling moments of your language learning journey.
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