My Attention is drawn to an article in your sports page on the 18th of November 2012 under the caption “Is Football a second class
I really appreciate the far-sighted analytical mind of the soccer loving crowd who has made some valuable comment about football, which should be an eye-opener for those who are in the Football House.
Football is the most popular game and the world’s favourite sports. It is a sport with a long and colourful history. It is a game so easy to understand and easy to play, less time consuming and less expensive. A game played by over 200 million people in 208 countries throughout the world.
The FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event on earth. The 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa, drew nearly three million spectators to the 64 matches played and a cumulative television audience of nearly 3 billion — half of the world population, although, Sri Lanka football is carrying its famous tag – as the poor man’s sport.