Soccer Paper

1953 words 8 pages
Sports Studies: Soccer
Profesor: Sean Steele
Hal Emas
April 24 2013
Final Paper
The Calciopoli

Corruption and money go hand in hand. Money is a motivating factor for corruption, and the transfer of money or other special benefits often finances corruption.
It is a sad fact of life, but you don’t have to look very hard to find some form of corruption in virtually any area of life, wherever it is in sports, politics or business.
Almost on a daily basis can you read about a new case of corruption involving some illegal cash advance.
Unfortunately, football is not immune to the ill effects of corruption. Football has always reflected the society it represents, in both its good and bad, and this is the one reason fans are drawn to
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The effects of this scandal went far beyond the scope of the football system. In 2006, more that 1000 Fiorentina fans blocked one of Italy’s main railway lines, like a protest for the punishment of their team.
And during the past years, some political parties have tried to propose a general amnesty for people involved in these scandals.
But why soccer is so important to Italian people, and why this cause so many problems between fans. It is simple because soccer in Italy it is more than just a passion, soccer for Italians means tradition, it is one of the most significants symbols that Italy has to offer: just like Ferrari, the food or the Coliseum. Soccer is faith for them, loving your team means stitching its jersey forever in your heart. In the simple way to say it, for italians all over the world, for those who have left their country for a better future, soccer also means home.
For them the team that you follow is really important, they all have worn these jerseys in their minds, Juventus, Napoli, Milan, Inter, Roma, Lazio; they have cried and laughed over them. That is because soccer lifts every Italian to feel in all the five senses the real meaning of the sport, because for them, soccer is in them, for them.... SOCCER is Italy.
They have the privilege to say that they have won four World Cups and one European national team aside, also Italian football have competed in more European club championship finals, twenty-six in total, than

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