Sure, there are numbers galore about th Russian FIFA World Cup 2018, for example: 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup Russia in total, 627 million U.S. dollars were invested in local allocation. The total investment budget for the FIFA2018 Russian World Cup amounts to over 1.9 billion U.S. dollars. It is set to become the ‘most watched TV event ever’ as well as a major success on the ‘second screen’ or mobile phones and tablet devices. The Soccer World Cup fonal is likely to become the most-tweeted real-time event ever, with the 2014 World Cup topping 16.4 million tweets sent during the match.
It’s expected that over 3.2 billion people or nearly half the world’s population will watch at least a minute of the 2018 World Cup in their homes, according to some analysis based on previous tournaments.
But the most memorable contributions of soccer are also the quotes about ‘the world’s greatest game’ by the players, commentators, coaches, media, fans and even philosophers. Captured in news reports and online archives, some of the quotes inspire not just players but also all those in leadership and startup roles around the world.
Top 25 power quotes about soccer: Inspirational, motivational and sometimes even funny!
“There is no pressure when you are making a dream come true.” – Neymar Santos
“In soccer, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball.” – Nelson Falcão Rodrigues
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
“The person that said winning isn’t everything, never won anything.” – Mia Hamm
“All good athletes make mistakes; the great ones learn to make that mistake only once.” – Raul Lopez
“Every defeat is a victory in itself.” – Francisco Maturana García
“Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it.” – Mia Hamm
“Every disadvantage has got its advantage.” – Johan Cruijff
“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” – Roy Keane
“We lost because we didn’t win.” – Ronaldo (on Brazil’s defeat to France in 1998)
“I don’t want to be remembered as a good goalkeeper, I want to be remembered as a great person” – Iker Casillas
“A lot of soccer success is in the mind. You must believe that you are the best and then make sure that you are.” – Bill Shankly
“Soccer is the ballet of the masses.” – Dmitri Shostakovich
“The ball is round, the game lasts ninety minutes, and everything else is just theory.” – Josef Herberger
“I’m a rock star because I couldn’t be a soccer star.” – Rod Stewart
“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they don’t know the game.” – Bill Shankly
“It is better to win ten times 1-0 than to win once 10-0.” – Vahid Halilhodžic
“Soccer is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.” – Gary Lineker
“Whoever invented soccer should be worshipped as God.” – Hugo Sánchez Márquez
“I think there are a lot of things that soccer does in the communities that transcend the soccer field.” – Brandi Denise Chastain
“Some people believe soccer is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” – Bill Shankly
“Soccer is war minus the shooting.” – George Orwell
“Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Soccer is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.” – Oscar Wilde
“International soccer is the continuation of war by other means.” – Eric Arthur Blair
“In soccer everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.” – Jean-Paul Sartre