You can feel the tension in the air: the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 is about to start! The 24 best national football teams from Europe will be competing from June 10 to July 10 in France. Almost all the usual suspects will be participating: Germany, England, France and Spain will all try their best to win this prestigious championship!
Last month, FIFA announced “We Are One” to be the official song for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The song will be performed by Claudia Leitte, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. So will the song enter our top 10 list of greatest soccer songs? Here are our favorites!
This year is another great year for soccer fans as the World Cup will take place in Brazil. But before the best players will represent their country, they’ve got to finish several other competitions, like the Champions League. The best soccer players often play for the largest soccer clubs by revenue.
Most sports nowadays are televised, reaching an worldwide audience of billions of people. Watching the finals together with friends is great, but actually being there as it happens is priceless. Feel the energy of 100,000 fans, hear the ref’s whistle, see your favorite players in the biggest stadiums in the world.
Despite the world’s biggest fraud in sports, the Tour de France remains one of the most epic sport events of the year. Many riders are trying to reach Paris in the hope that they can finish in the yellow jersey. Typically the oldest riders won’t win le Grande Boucle, but experience is of high importance during this sports classic.
At the moment many professional tennis players are trying to win the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. This is the most important clay court tennis tournament of the year and one of the four Grand Slam events. Typically, the players with the fastest serves in tennis don’t make a chance on this relatively slow-playing surface. They’ll try it anyway…
The most popular sport in the world is soccer. Billions of people worldwide watch the game of their favorite club on TV, in the stadium or, increasingly popular, on a live stream. Soccer today is a globalized industry with fans all over the world. The most popular soccer clubs are all well represented on Facebook and Twitter.
Today, the 99th edition of Liège–Bastogne–Liège is on the menu of many professional cyclists. It’s the final spring classic of the season and it’s presumably a prey for a climber. All classic cycle races take place in western Europe and have a rich history filled with tragedies and heroic acts. Out of the limited number of classic cycle races, some are regarded as ‘monumental’. In the following top 10 list, they have a nickname.
Millions of people around the world play soccer. The vast majority of these players plays just for fun, as an amateur. Just a few soccer players actually get paid to play one of the most popular sports. Of all the paid soccer players the top players easily can scrape millions by kicking a ball in front of an audience, making them the richest soccer players of all time.
The classical guitar is also known as the Spanish guitar. And indeed, Spain is guitar crazy. Imagine a warm summer evening somewhere in an Andalucian village or town. You’re enjoying the easiness of a Spanish evening, sipping wine from the glass, eating olives, manchego and jamon. A young guy is practicing the sounds of some famous Spanish guitar players on his guitar. Time stops. Peace and joy starts. This is the intense sound of Spain.
It takes understanding of psychology, probability and game theory. It takes a bluff. Total control of your nerves. Sunglasses, even after dark. The game of poker has gained a lot of popularity since it is possible to play poker online. Moreover the game became a spectator sport thanks to the introduction of hole-card cameras. Many of the biggest cash prize winners in poker started online with a buy in of a few dollars.
Yesterday, by winning the Cadillac Classic in Doral, Florida, Tiger Woods dominantly showed that he’s still in the race of becoming one of the world’s most successful golf players ever. In order to grant this unofficial title he needs to win six more PGA tournaments. If he wins the next tournament at Bay Hill, Orlando, he can return to number 1 on the Tour.
Over the last century movies became a source of popular entertainment and an industry worth billions. Millions of people worldwide can’t wait to see the newest releases starring their favored actors. Distributors such as Walt Disney, Paramount and Miramax make a fortune out of the film industry, producing and distributing the highest grossing movies on an annual basis.
Spain is soccer crazy. The national team became world champion in 2010 by beating the Netherlands in extra time. Last year they won the European Championship. But it’s not only the national team that performs well. Real Madrid and Barcelona are amongst the greatest soccer clubs of the world. From a soccer player’s perspective playing in the Primera Division (La Liga) is one of the biggest things to achieve in a soccer career. Playing in Europe’s biggest soccer stadium on a weekly basis, live life like a hero. It’s a privilege to play in Spain’s greatest stadiums! But which are the biggest? Here’s a top 10 soccer stadiums in Spain!
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world as billions of people worldwide watch the game in stadiums or on television on an almost daily basis. There is a lot of money going on in football. Therefore it seems only logical that soccer clubs are trying to buy the best players in order to win prizes.
In the northern hemisphere the days are short, in many places it’s freezing hard. It’s tough to start the engine of your car, after you’ve scraped the snow from your windscreen. It’s winter. A good time to take a plane to a tropical island to warm up a bit. But definitely a good time too to have some fun in the snow. Snowboarding, alpine skiing or some cross-country skiing (langlaufen) are all great things to do in the snow. The spots in our next list have everything you would like to do on your winter holiday, including the apres-ski part, which basically comes down to drinking warm alcoholic beverages, such as mulled wine or Glühwein. Many of the destinations are now connected to each other in order to enjoy more slopes, creating the world’s biggest ski areas. Fine, snow guaranteed ski resorts. Here’s a top 10 list of the world’s largest ski areas!
Snooker is a very popular cue sport in England and in other Commonwelth nations. It is believed to be invented in India by British Army officers. Snooker became a television event when the colour TV was introduced in the sixties. From 1978 on the World Championship is fully televised by the BBC, making snooker a mainstream sport. Nowadays there are many professional players who can earn millions of pounds on the many tournaments on the Main Tour. Snooker is becoming increasingly popular in China. But who are the most successful snooker players in terms of the number of matches played and won? Cuetracker provides us with a top 10!
There was a time that a song was played on the radio and people clung together to dance on the music that was broadcasted. The Beatles started to integrate video and music for promotional purposes in 1965. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that music videos became popular, when MTV built a format around this medium. And although MTV isn’t that popular anymore due to the internet, video clips still are. That’s why a lot of money is spent on production of video clips. Here’s a top 10 most expensive music videos!
This weekend, Sebastian Vettel can celebrate his third consecutive Formula One (F1) title if he manages to reach a top-4 position in the Brazil race. Theoretically, Fernando Alonso has a chance of becoming World Champion, but chances are not high. Both drivers are very succesfull Formula One drivers, but who’s the most succesfull? Here’s a list!
Music plays an important part in our lives. “Tell me what your favorite music is and I’ll tell you who you are” is the amateur psychologist way of saying that we identify with our favorite bands. The way we enjoy music has changed somewhat over the last two decades, from buying records to hunting down pirated copies of new albums. But what hasn’t changed is our passion for live music. We flock to stadiums by the thousands to enjoy a good concert. Here’s our top 10 list of highest grossing concert tours ever.
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We’ve had our share of sport this summer. Spain won EURO 2012, the Tour de France was a prey for the British Team Sky, the Olympics were dominated by USA, China and Great Britain. It’s time to go back to our daily routine. Luckily, European soccer competitions are soon to start. Which clubs are the richest soccer clubs by annual revenue? Check this next list composed by Forbes Magazine!
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The Atari 2600 was the world’s first ever dedicated gaming console where you could actually switch games. Older gaming product had the games built in, and that was it. So when this gaming device hit the streets in October 1977, it didn’t take before ‘Atari’ became the synonym of game console. Oh, and along the way it spawned an enormous industry of game developing. Here’s our list of best selling Atari games ever.
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When Sony launched the original Playstation in 1994 they instantly knew they had struck gold. Millions of this ‘next gen’ home entertainment consoles were sold, reaching a staggering 100 million just over 9 years after the release of the first one. It was especially loved because of it’s 3D graphic capabilities. Needless to say, tons of games were sold for the Playstation. Here’s our top-10 list of the best selling games for the original Sony Playstation.
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There’s probably not a soul alive who has never seen a original Nintendo, the beloved NES (short for Nintendo Entertainment System). This incredible machine is rightfully the grandaddy of home video gaming consoles. Launched in 1983, it caused a revolution in home entertainment and spawned numerous well know video game characters (I’ll bet you can tell where this is going). Here’s our list of the best selling NES games ever.
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We’ve established that The Sims is the best selling PC video game ever, with over 20 million copies sold. But there are a lot more platforms out there, besides the PC. How about Microsoft’s Xbox? The original Xbox went on sale in 2001, and soon there were a lot of games to go with it. This is our top-10 list of best selling Xbox video games.
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