If you really love a sport, there’s a high chance you’ll travel for it too. And what a fun excuse to travel! If you’re a soccer fan, heading to places like England, Spain, Brazil, and other soccer-obsessed places is a great way to meet new friends, join with hordes of other enthused fans, and experience a different culture — all while watching your favorite sport live. If you play soccer, soccer tours are a great blend of playing the sport you love and getting a good cultural experience. You may meet lifelong friends during the soccer tour — both on your team or traveling with your touring group and with other foreign soccer teams you meet on the field. It’s sure to be an unforgettable experience as you watch people come together over a beloved sport. Let Global Team Travel offer you the best combination of sports and culture for your perfect tour.
What are Popular Soccer Countries?
Call it football or soccer, it’s a global sport. Worldwide, about 25 million kids play the sport every year. There are soccer fields in some Guatemalan and Costa Rican towns that have less than 200 people!
England is a huge soccer country (though it’s called football there). Organized soccer has been played since 1848 when official rules were drawn up at Cambridge University and their leagues are played in a more hierarchical structure. The 20 best teams play in the Premier League.
Italy has a national soccer association — the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (abbreviated FIGC), which was formed in 1898. It’s a part of the Union of European Football Associations. Their national team kicked off their career by beating France 6-2 in their first game in 1910.
Sweden has about 45 national stadiums and is by far the most popular sport in the country, with almost 250,000 licensed players.
In South America, Costa Rica is considered the most successful Central American team, playing their first game as a national team in 1921. They’ve been in four World Cups since then (1990, 2002, 2006, and 2014). Soccer is also hugely popular in Brazil and they hosted the most recent World Cup in 2014.
Why Do a Soccer Tour?
If you’re a player, an international soccer tour allows you the chance to pit yourself (and your team) against some of the best players your age around the world. Whether you head to Brazil or Costa Rica or a more European destination like Italy or Spain, you’ll meet others your age who are just as passionate about the sport as you are! A soccer tour will incorporate tournaments, more friendly, casual games, and cultural experiences — yes, don’t worry, there will be plenty of time for sightseeing — and you may even learn new tactics by watching other teams play.
It’s a great bonding experience for your team and you’re guaranteed to meet other amazing people on your trip, from tournament coaches and staff to hosts and organizers.
What Can Global Team Travel Offer Me?
We offer flexible and customized tours to a variety of destinations, such as England, Italy, Spain, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Sweden. We’re a recognized leader in sports travel and offer a high quality experience to you, whether you’re a team or fans traveling to an international destination to watch a game.
We offer services related to sports travel, soccer tours, and help organize soccer tournaments globally. Whether you’re a youth team, club, college or university team, or a corporate group looking for a unique experience, we’re the ones to get in touch with.
Enjoy an unforgettable trip or tour with Global Team Travel. Not only will you get to watch or play the sport you love, you’ll be able to do it in scenic countries across the world and mingle with soccer fans worldwide.