Back in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe, the tough heroine, infiltrates a soccer team in order to solve the latest mystery.
The Gay Games, held every four years, is an Olympics-like spectacular of sporting events, from cycling to soccer to martial arts.
Well, we left off with Bishop on the soccer field, and Kalinda had her proverbial back against the wall.
There can be no question that Russia was—for the soccer fan—the least appealing candidate for 2018.
By having evolved through the ages, language is as closely tied to culture as, say, Brazil and soccer, or America and fast food.
Frankly, we were afraid that they might take the occasion to 'Yankefy' soccer along these lines.
And, indeed, soccer was not at all popular for some time afterward.
Among the team games suitable for girls are: field hockey, soccer, baseball played with a soft ball and basket-ball.
soccer is one of the relatively few English experiments in ellipsis.
We had a "soccer" team, a "rugger" team, and a cricket eleven.
1889, socca, later socker (1891), soccer (1895), originally university slang (with jocular formation -er (3)), from a shortened form of Assoc., abbreviation of association in Football Association (as opposed to Rugby football); cf. rugger. An unusual method of formation, but those who did it perhaps shied away from making a name out of the first three letters of Assoc.