Do you plan to watch the 2014 World Cup live? The biggest event for soccer and perhaps the biggest international sporting event is a necessity for most soccer fans. What if you aren’t into soccer and prefer basketball, football or baseball? What could possibly drive you to watch the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?
Here are 5 reasons why the World Cup is a must see for any sports fan.
1) Colors and pageantry
There’s simply nothing else like the World Cup in terms of color and sound. The fans are decked out in the colors of their nations unlike any other team sporting event. The stands are filled with fans who are so into it that the vibe can be picked up just by watching it on television. The cheers and taunts are filled with such emotion that it can bring chills to even the non-sports fan. The team uniforms are generally beautiful with a vast array of colors representing so many cultures and nations.
2) The tradition of the World Cup
The 2014 World Cup follows a steep tradition of some of the most amazing games and athletes to ever play the sport of soccer. While you don’t necessarily see the “tradition” unfolding on the soccer field, viewers who watch the 2014 World Cup will recognize that the individual players on each respective club are seizing their opportunity to be part of a greater history. The honor of playing in a World Cup is the ultimate moment in the soccer career for those are fortunate enough to suit up for it.
3) Soccer is intoxicating
The build up of great ball skills and incredible defense leads to the anticipation of the “goal.” Granted, soccer games ultimately don’t end up providing an offensive marathon that we see in the NBA or even American football. However, the realization that one goal could spell the difference between a win and advancement or a loss and complete dejection sets the stage for the most exciting of atmospheres. Fans who watch the World Cup live will eventually fall into a soccer induced trance where they wait on pins and needles to see the goal that could be the difference. It’s the ultimate sports climax.
4) It’s the best of every nation
The international competition is something unique every 4 years. Sure, some will argue that we have the Olympics where soccer is contested by different nations. When you watch the World Cup live, the atmosphere and the competition level is simply on a different level in comparison with the Olympic games. The stakes are higher because every single nation knows what a few World Cup wins will do for the moral of each country. There isn’t another sport where wins will equate to such happiness for a collective nation. Every country sends forward their best and that brings out an incredible talent level. In the Olympics by comparison, there are other medals to award for other sports. In the World Cup, there is just one winner represented by one country. With that said, each individual nation still is allowed the opportunity to compete with their specific skills set and perhaps overachieve their own respective ability level.
5) The players care with massive intensity
If you watch the 2014 World Cup live, it will be hard not to notice the intensity on the soccer field. The players will give every single bit of their athleticism, heart and desire to win a game. It’s unlikely that a person watching the World Cup live will leave with an impression that soccer players in this event simply don’t care. They do. The massive intensity is unparalleled. The players, despite how popular or brilliant they are, become part of the ultimate team setting. Within that team, each player strives to produce their best effort unlike any other sport. It’s painfully obvious even during the game stoppages how much these players want to win. The goals certainly illustrate how these incredible soccer athletes elevate their games with charm and charisma upon scoring. Conversely, the players are quickly saddened to a horrible degree upon giving up a goal to the opposing team. The drama is relentless for the duration of every single soccer match. The emotional bond a viewer can develop while watching a game is overwhelming yet completely fulfilling.
The 2014 World Cup soccer matches can be viewed live and/or taped mostly on ESPN in the United States. The early matches will give way to what should be an incredible championship round in Brazil.