Despite the fact that football is the most popular sport in the world, with the Men’s World Cup being the most watched sporting event worldwide, there are many people who find it hard to watch football (or soccer) and don’t actually enjoy the game. What potential viewers need to know is where to look for the action and excitement because no, it’s not just from goal scoring.

Understanding

As with all sports, the first step to enjoyment is in understanding of what is taking place within the game. In its most basic form, football is simply about scoring more goals than the opposing side. Eleven players team up to move the ball from one end of the field to the other using any body part (mostly feet) with the exception of the hands and arms. The only team member allowed to do so is the goalie who guards the net and tries to fend off attacks from the opposing team. A game lasts for 90 minutes with a 10 min break in the middle.

Betting

Of course if football is still boring, there is the option of betting to add a little spice. Placing a bet on a football game, even a simple one, can pique interest. Suddenly the viewer has a stake in the game and will be watching out for all the little pieces of action, the moments that can make or break it for the team. Beware though, sometimes this can go too far and enjoyment can cease due to nerves and the desire to win money so badly. Betting can be done online but bettors should check the reputation of the site before jumping in. Here you can read more about how to choose a safe site.

Football can be a fun game to watch if you get invested. Watching with family or friends, someone who is invested can also make it more enjoyable as it can be fun to see other people so happy.