1 August, 2018 - 18:50

The World Cup Has Proven That Football Still Has a Soul

Whether you’re a fan of football or not, it’s fair to say that the FIFA World Cup has so far provided us with some of the most memorable sporting moments of the last decade. The tournament has also provided us with a welcome break from league football, which has become somewhat tedious in recent years owing to the ridiculous sums now associated with wages and transfers. The latest instalment in the Cristiano Ronaldo saga is perhaps the most recent example of this, with Juventus reportedly offering around £88 million for a player who turned 33 last February.

Source: Cristiano Ronaldo via Facebook

Fans Still Have An Important Part to Play

It’s also important to point out the role that the fans play in the World Cup. Supporters of rival clubs are happy to put aside their differences to cheer on their respective nations and the multitude of different flags draped over the stadium tiers is proof that fans have flocked from far and wide to support their country. The time, money and effort expelled by many travelling supporters truly encapsulates the soul of football, something in danger of being lost in the ether. One can only hope that this passion and goodwill will translate to the players and stay with them when they return back to their respective clubs when the tournament is over.

Football Is Alive and Well In The Betting Stakes

With the pre-tournament favourites Germany failing to reach the knockout stages for the first time in 80 years, the stage is now set for one of the most wide-open competitions in the modern era and you could make a case for each one of the remaining eight teams lifting the trophy on the 15th July in Moscow. Whilst there are a number of bookmakers offering various bets on the World Cup, they say Sport Interaction’s casino is also great, providing punters with extensive football markets which include La Liga and the English Premier League, as well as major tournament betting including the Champions League and, of course, the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

The World Cup Is Still The Pinnacle of Football

It’s fair to say that, when players pull on their nation’s jersey, the pride and passion is there for all to see and any thoughts of money, fame and adulation go out of the window. Well, for 90 minutes, at least. In either case, whether you’re fancying a flutter or simply enjoying the tournament as a casual observer, the World Cup has proven that the game of football does indeed still possess a soul.

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