While there are millions of football fans around the world, there are also thousands if not also millions of people who aren’t interested in football. With at least one in every five people being a football lover, it’s a given that those who aren’t interested in football will cross paths with football lovers on many occasions. The result being the need to develop an interest in football. When you find yourself in this position i.e. in need of developing an interest in football, you need to make use of the following.
Engage in sports betting
When talking about sports betting, it’s not a matter of saying you need to become a professional gambler. No, that’s not it. It’s all about you taking a few moments of your time to place low-value wagers on football teams of your choice. In the coming month, this is much easier due to world cup 2018 betting; you can pick any country of your choice and tip it to win even without prior football knowledge.
The reason why it’s important to engage in sports betting is that the sense of winning or losing after placing your bet will help arouse an interest in following the teams you are betting on. Once you start following a particular team/s, you set yourself on the right path to developing an interest in football.
Learn football jargon
Once you start following a team or two, the next step in line is to learn football jargon. Football like any other sport has its own set of technical words that you need to master. You do not need to learn all of the jargon in one go as you will saturate yourself and probably bore yourself. However, learn the common lingo such as ‘All to Play for’ i.e. the game is still level, ‘Ball in the back of the net’ i.e. a goal, ‘Box-to-Box player’ i.e. player who has both defensive attributes and offensive attributes, ‘End-to-End stuff’ i.e. neither team dominating possession among others. Once you have an understanding of the common football lingo, you will realise that you start becoming more and more interested in football.
Learn the game rules
Once you have a basic understanding of football jargon, the next step is to have a basic understanding of the game rules. You first need to learn the objective of the game i.e. to score more goals than the opponent. Learn all about the players for instance how many players can play at the same time and also equip yourself with knowledge of how the players play, i.e. which body parts are they supposed to use and where each player plays on the field of play. Learn how many minutes should a game be played. Learn what constitutes a foul and what does not constitute a foul.
The more you understand the rules guiding a football match the more you develop an interest in football.