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Outstanding and interesting sports around the globe by Erica Lawson

Various sports are popular in the sports magazines and sporting news magazines around the globe but there are a few sports which could be called the most popular and widely played sports. Surprisingly these figures are astonishing.

Soccer or football is the topper among the famous sports around the world. Its well likeness among the general masses and according to a recent survey its in thick and thin that approximately more than 3 billion sports fans either participate or watch this magnificent sport. Its World Cup is the most outstanding international event which involves a huge number of participants around the globe. This championship is performed after four years. Since its inception, the viewership of this event is increasing on a record level. Spain is the current soccer champion.

No doubt popularity and fame has its own price as numerous rumors and speculation takes place before every football event.

Originated from English grounds, Cricket is second most played game in the world. This unique bat and ball game, which resembles with base ball has been round for many decades. Cricket is well admired and played in UK and all its previous colonies. South Asian has the largest viewership in the world. Now more nations are jumping in like Caribbean and Europeans.

Its estimated that more than three billion people watch and play this unique sporting marvel every year and this level is increasing day by day due to the latest and innovative ideas in the field of cricket. Matches between India and Pakistan are always full of excitement for the South Asians and mostly associated with a war like situation.

Field hockey is the most prestigious game. Hockey is the national sports of India and Pakistan. Hockey viewership is more or less 2 billion, directly or indirectly whether people play or watch it. Hockey is well played game in the majority of Asian countries, Europe, Australia.

With latest survey results it has been estimated that more than 1 billion players are viewers are directly involved with the magnificent game of Tennis. Its a good healthy sport with outstanding viewership around Europe, America and Asia. There are different tournaments in the sport of tennis which are called the Grand Slams. These tournaments involve players from different nations. The Grand Slam tournaments are inclined to get the most vigilance throughout the tennis season.

Table tennis which is renowned as Ping Pong is another amazingly well liked games round the world, with an approximated 900 million watchers or players. Table tennis began in England as an after evening serving of food undertaking for Victorians in the late 19th century. Table tennis as comparable games is well liked in numerous nations but is particularly well liked in China, Korea and Singapore.

The most interesting game which involves a complete physical insertion is the famous sport of volleyball. Its overall viewership and players around 5 continents are more than 900 million and has its massive readership in sports magazines and sporting news magazines. Volleyball is a unique and exciting game. Volleyball is a well liked high school game in numerous nations due to its group centralized play and need have focused gear requirements.

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Philippine Cultural, Historical and Tourists Spots Riches by Jose M Abada

You can find many of the most visited tourist attractions in the world in the Philippine Island. The island is composed of 7,107 islands. This is one of the Southeast Asian countries with Manila as its capital city. The country, having about 92 million people is considered as the 12th most thickly settled country in the world. It is also a home to the most number overseas Filipino workers in different parts of the world.

The Spaniards colonized Philippines in the past and it has become one of the prevailing Roman Catholic countries in Asia. Aside from Roman Catholics, the country has a number of different religions such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other forms of Christianity. Different cultures are widespread all over the island.

A Home to Cultural and Historical Heritage

The country has the assortment of Eastern and Western culture. Some influences from Spain and Mexico are still apparent in literature, folk music, folk dances, language, food, art and of course, religion. Some traditions are from the Spanish migrants that has the Iberian-Mexican touch. On the other hand, cuisine in the country is a concoction of Asian and European dishes.

As one of the traditions of the country, the Philippine is known for its festivities known as barrio fiestas which are celebrated to honor a town"s patron saints. Different kinds of sports are also played in the country, and these include basketball, volleyball, badminton, football, bowling, billiards, and boxing. In fact, the world's boxing champion is a Filipino. Not only this, the country also has its own sports played by children such as luksong baka, luksong tinik, patintero, piko, syatong, tumbang preso and sungka.

A Home to the Most Visited Places in the World

The country is not known only for its rich cultural and historical heritage but it is also a home to wonderful tourist attractions known in the world. This Southeast Asian country has the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, Hundred Islands in Pangasinan, the Mayon Volcano in Albay which is famous for its perfect cone shape, the Royal City in Davao just to mention a few.

Of course, the country is renowned for its famous beaches, hotels and resorts in different parts of the country such as Cebu, Davao and the most visited tour spot, Boracay Island. This tropical island is part of Aklan Province in Western Visayas. It is also a home to Ati tribe in the beginning and became an independent province some time in 1956. Tourism began to evolve in the place in the 70s and became famous to a number of hikers. These days, the Island of Boracay has been one of the most visited tourist destinations in the whole world. The place in known not only for its pristine and powder white sand and crystal-clear blue waters but for its beautiful and breathtaking scenery as well.

The place is also famous for its resorts and hotels that offer world-class services. Hotel service is something any guest will always appreciate during their stay in the island while enjoying a once in a lifetime experience in a tropical paradise.

Being one of the most visited tourist destinations Boracay has been the venue to a number of competitions and other activities. From indoors and outdoor activities to water sports activities the island can offer unlimited option of enjoyment. Boracay Island is just the place to be. International competitions such as the Asian Windsurfing Tour, Boracay International Funboard Cup are also held in the island. The country is rich not only in its cultural and historical heritage but also with its abounding natural beauty to boast. Explore the unique beauty of the Philippine Island.

Jose Maria Abada writes travel articles for Philippine Travel Guide. You can find helpful resources about the Philippines and Boracay Island on this website.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Philippine-Cultural--Historical-and-Tourists-Spots-Riches/586270

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Gianluigi Buffon recovers from injury and takes time off with family in Malta by Mr Angelo Xuereb

Gianluigi Buffon was born in Carrara Italy 28 January 1978. Born into a family of athletes it was sure to propel him into sports stardom. His mother was a discus thrower, his father a professional weight lifter, his two sisters volleyball players and his uncle Angelo Masocco an Italian basketball player. Also goalkeeping legend Lorenzo Buffon is a cousin of Gianluigi's grandfather.

Gianluigi Buffon began his Football career with the youth system of Parma in 1991 at the age of 13, soon achieving his first professional contract at age 17 from Parma Football Club.

Being sent straight into the depths of the Serie A one of the hardest leagues to play in if you're a goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon proved to have a strong mind and a strong body and quickly earned a first squad position. In just 3 years after he signed for Parma, Buffon was awarded his first cap for the Italian national team, in a FIFA World Cup match against Russia (he replaced Gianluca Pagliuca who was injured).

Although Gianluigi Buffon played well for Parma his place in the national team wasn't certain and he had no real trophy winning perspectives by playing for the mid-table club. Fortunately for Buffon, Juventus Torino always had a good sense for world class soccer goalkeepers and in 2001 paid out a sum of 32 million euros which was at the time the biggest transfer fee paid out for a goalkeeper.

Juventus is more than a Football club, it's a warranty of quality for the players the team employs. This was the case for Gianluigi Buffon who kept up on great performances for the new club but at the same time, he also won the battle with Toldo for the place in Italy's goal. Since then, he has been a constant option for his national team and his club and showed that the Juventus fans appreciated Gianluigi's honor and loyalty when he didn't leave the club after the Calciopoli scandal in 2006, when his team was relegated to the second division.

In 1998 Gianluigi Buffon became a World Cup goalkeeper and has since played in two more World Cups, winning the one in 2006. Despite the World Cup title being his most valued trophy up to date, he has also won the "Best Goalkeeper" and "Most Valuable Player" awards in 2003, at the UEFA European Football Awards. He was also nominated on Pele's 125 greatest soccer players of all times list, which was a huge honor and an "award" with a good amount of sentimental value. After all, it's not everyday your name gets nominated on the same list as Alfredo DiStefano, Maradona, David Beckham, Cruyff or Platini.

Gianluigi Buffon was substituted at half-time during Italy's World Cup Group F opener by Federico Marchetti in June 2010 against Paraguay because of a back problem, coach Marcello Lippi said it was too early to tell how bad it was, â€He has a bit of problem in his back,†said Lippi. â€He had an ache during the warm-up and then he said he wanted to play, but after the first half he said he couldn’t continue. â€It’s unfortunate as we lost a substitution which would have been handy for the game. â€I don’t know how bad the injury is or how long it will take him to recover. The doctors will have to tell us that.â€

If things keep going at the current pace, Juventus manager Claudio Ranieri will not be able to field a team by the time November comes around as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been declared out until the beginning of December with an adductor muscle injury. "The scan confirmed a second degree strain which means Buffon will not be able to do anything apart from have physiotherapy to his injury," said Juve Medical Director Riccardo Agricola on the team's official website. With the injury, Buffon will not be able to do any type of training for months. According to Agricola, "Once that is finished he can return to a specific training programme two weeks later. Following that, he will be able to participate with the normal training if he recovers properly."

Whilst recovering from his injury Gianluigi Buffon took time off in Malta with his family at The Palace Malta Hotel in Sliema and had the opportunity to wine and dine at the hotel’s restaurants TemptAsian and Talk of Town Cafe.

TemptAsian Restaurant & Talk of town Cafe are located in The Palace Hotel Malta. The Palace Malta is a leading stylish five-star Luxury Spa Hotel in Sliema, Malta. The Palazzo Capua is an adjoining prestigious Palazzo which has been transformed into an exclusive conference and wedding venue complemented by five distinctive Suites.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Gianluigi-Buffon-recovers-from-injury-and-takes-time-off-with-family-in-Malta/913916

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