We spoke with a handful of soccer players about their thoughts on their fellow players, their relationship with each other, and the world of soccer.
Will the World Cup be good for soccer?
The best and worst of the players we spoke with have different opinions about the World’s Most Popular Sport.
“I think the tournament has been great for the sport and the people of soccer, but I think it will probably be bad for soccer as a whole,” says Nani.
“We will all be hurt.”
Who is your favorite soccer player?
We’ve included the most common answers here, along with some of their biggest regrets.
Read more on the blog.
What are some of the best and the worst things about playing soccer?
“I like the games, but the worst thing I’ve experienced in a game is a missed penalty,” says Diego.
“You’re not a professional footballer.
You don’t have any goals in front of you.
You’re playing against someone who is.”
What is your biggest fear about playing in the World?
We asked the players what they were afraid of.
“The biggest thing for me was playing in front the whole stadium,” says Daniel.
“My biggest fear is that I’m going to be a spectator and I’m watching my friends die.
That is what scares me.”
What’s the best soccer memory you can remember?
“My favorite soccer memory was playing with my brothers and my dad,” says Cristiano.
“In those games, you don’t think about anything but the game.
You just play.
It’s amazing how much you have to give to your team.
That’s what I was thinking about at the time.”
What does your favorite football team do?
“We’re a very competitive team, so I love our football team,” says Jose.
“It’s always a fun and exciting game.”
What do you think is the best thing about playing for your favorite team?
“You get to watch your team win games and have a good result,” says Dani.
“This is what I am looking for when I watch my team play.”
What should soccer fans watch out for during the World Cups?
We’re going to do our best to cover the best of the world’s most popular sports.
We’re looking forward to more World Cup coverage over the coming months, so stay tuned.