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Football or Soccer?



Football or Soccer?

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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.87

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     challenging words:    best, well-liked, youth, worldwide, teens, million, lasts, since, whatever, competition, part, match, definitely, compete, year, held
     content words:    United States, Youth Soccer Association, World Cup, Summer Olympic Games, Summer Olympics


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Football or Soccer?
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     In many countries, the sport we call soccer is called football. Whatever its name, it is the most popular sport in the world. Soccer or football is played in more than 200 countries. In the United States, more than one million children and teens play on soccer teams that are part of the U.S. Youth Soccer Association.
 
2     The World Cup is the biggest soccer tournament in the world. It is not held every year. Only thirty-two teams make it into the finals. Every four years, the best men's soccer teams in the world compete in the finals. Competition lasts for three weeks to see who can win the World Cup trophy. Brazil's team has won the most, with five wins as of 2006. An .....
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