Tae Kwon Do will always have a special place in the hearts of Koreans but as the world modernizes, many accept Western sports from football to soccer, golf, basketball, boxing, baseball and many more.
When you ask Koreans, football is considered the king next to baseball. This fondness further intensified after the national football team was considered the first Asian Football Confederation representative to ever reach the semi-finals of the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup.
With this, there is no surprise to see Koreans congregating and watching a football game on TV. If you prefer watching the game on TV, here are some tips to make the most of it:
Learn about the teams
The first thing that you should do is learn about the teams or countries that are playing. This will entail knowing their culture, history and even political state. Maybe you noticed but the winners usually come from tense environments with conflicts and differences.
Recognize the key players
Part of your research should include identifying the key players. While you can read immediately who the key players are, you must understand why it is that way by watching their moves. In particular, you have to look for the “star” and the “breakthrough”.
“Star” player is easy to spot because there is always that one player who always runs the ball through. For instance, there is Messi of Argentina, Ronaldo of Portugal, Benzema of France, Neymar of Brazil and many more. The “breakthrough” player, on the other hand, is identified as upcoming or future stars. For instance, there is Hazard of Belgium, Llorente of Spain, Rafael and Oscar for Brazil and many more.
Here are some additional tips that can help you appreciate football more:
- Put some wager: if you are seeking more fun and rewarding football experience, it will not hurt to consider a friendly wager or 먹튀.
- Look for highlight videos: finding highlight videos of greatest players should be a part of your research. In this way, you will see how a game is supposed to be played. In the end, you can gain insights and inspiration from players like Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard and many more.
- Check your TV specs: since you cannot bring yourself to attend a live game, the least that you can do is to ensure that you have a High Definition and a 32 (or higher) inches TV for the best experience.