The Euro cup is in full swing! The quarterfinals matches will start this week after today’s matches between Italy and Spain, and England and Iceland. Of course, the Euro cup is a huge event for the millions of soccer fans around the world. The best players in the sport of soccer are fighting for the title of the best soccer club in Europe.
In order to compete at this level, players must be incredible athletes, have unwavering focus, and extreme determination to be the best in their sport. That’s why soccer can be such an inspiration for people around the globe. Whether it’s teamwork or personal achievement, there are great lessons to be learned from the world’s biggest sport.
“For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body.” – Gary Neville, Manchester United
“I am constantly being asked about individuals. The only way to win is as a team. Football is not about one or two or three star players.” – Pele
“If you’re in the penalty area and don’t know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we’ll discuss the options later.” – Bob Paisley, Liverpool
“I once cried because I had no shoes to play soccer, but one day, I met a man who had no feet.” – Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid
“The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself.” – Neymar Jr., FC Barcelona
Now is the time to be mobilized. Whether you are inspired to create a team of friends, achieve athletic goals, or just to be healthy, you must start somewhere. There are many people just like you seeking to get active on the road to a healthier lifestyle. Get in touch with your local YMCA, contact old friends for a pickup soccer game, or let Kazi App do it for you. In the least, just get outside!