For footie fans out there, you no doubt follow your own team religiously. But there comes a time when your love for the sport will drive you to find more, deepen your understanding about the game, and even pick up a football or two and get involved.
In this brief article, we’ll cover the why and how of watching football this coming year – and why you should begin branching out from only watching your own team.
For those that have been dedicated to one team their whole life, and even throughout family generations, international football can be a way to explore football as a fun, new experience.
Watching other teams will give you a deeper understanding of the game and perhaps introduce you to new playing styles you have never seen before; all of which can be very exciting!
It is a great way to educate yourself about a sport you love and watch a game objectively without strong emotional ties to one side. You can focus on the game, not the steaks.
At your core, you love the game! So why restrict your enjoyment to games that only feature your team? You could be missing brilliant matches between foreign teams that you’ve never heard of.
This doesn’t mean you are betraying any loyalties; it just means that you are fostering your love for the sport. In a way, it may even give you room to appreciate how good some of the players in your own team truly are.
Where Do I Begin Watching Other Teams?
Many fans of football want to get more invested in a sport that they love but struggle to find good, reliable sources of information about international football. So, this is a brilliant place to start. Find a place like Live Football On TV that features a comprehensive outlook of upcoming matches.
There is also an abundance of TV deals you can buy into that will give you access to dozens of matches from all kinds of leagues all over the world.
Alternatively, if you are more interested in the history of football and historic matches, you can browse places like YouTube for full matches. Scouting online for retro football DVDs and Blu Ray sets is also an option.
Hook it all up to the TV, grab your favourite drink and enjoy these matches as if they were live!
How Can I Keep Track Of It All?
This article may have opened the floodgates for you, and upon looking into watching more football you may find yourself lost in the countless matches as well as thousands of teams that exist.
A good way to start keeping track is to choose an international league you are interested in, let’s say A-League Men from Australia and New Zealand, for example. Choose a team you find particularly interesting in that league and begin by watching their previous year’s matches.
Or, alternatively, you can watch highlights of a foreign league and then pick the full matches that you want to watch using the highlight reel.
Keeping a calendar going forward of teams you are interested in is a good way to keep track of current games as you catch up on historic ones.
So, go out there and start exploring the world of football. It is far bigger than your own team and you can learn a lot about the sport along the way.