The Soccer World

Football is the national sport of Italy. This is just one of the reasons the Italians are crazy about football. The country has a well-established domestic soccer league system in place, attracting the best footballing talents from across the world. So, well entrenched is this domestic league that the fervor with which the club supporters support their respective clubs is legendary. There have been riots on match days when rivals play against each other. Failing to achieve the club’s expectations can get the club officials fired, and if a player scores a winning goal in any final, he is given god-like status. In short, Italy is a nation of football maniacs. They love their football … and their stars.

The domestic league structure has produced legendary home-grown players. These players are handpicked from youth sides, taught the Italian brand of defensive football, and sent to the senior sides to play. Unlike England and France, Italian players usually stay in their own clubs for life. The loyalty of some players is legendary as we will see in the subsequent paragraphs. This makes the Italians love their players even more, and this forms a cycle of a player’s incentive to perform for the