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Soccer Rituals

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I. Introduction Does anybody have pre-performance rituals before you begin a sports game ? II. Thesis: Transition: Rituals play a big role in our society and the way we live our lives. III. Main Points A What is a ritual A ritual could be a habit or something that you do regularly. There are a lot of different types of rituals, some rituals are performed: either in public, in private, or before specific occasions. A ritual can be performed as an individual or as a group of people. A lot of people have unconscious rituals that they used in their daily life, without realizing that they are performing them. For example, the daily steps of getting out of bed, brushing your teeth and going to school or work is an unconscious ritual…show more content…
B We have all heard of fans having rituals before and during the game, but it shouldn 't be a surprise to know that professional soccer players have their own rituals before the game. Why do they do rituals. A Lot of professional soccer players like to do ritual before they start their soccer game for several…show more content…
Even the best soccer players in the world have ritual. For example, Portugal’s captain Cristiano Ronaldo “will not play a game unless he’s gotten a fresh haircut beforehand. He also has to be the first member of the Portuguese national team to enter the pitch.”(Barrabi). Another famous player that perform a ritual is the Mexican national team strikers javier hernandez, before the match starts he drops on his knees in the middle of the field and prays, he asks god to look out for all the players in the pitch. He inherited the ritual from his father who also played for his country. One of the legendary player from Ivory Coast national team Kolo Toure “insists on being the last player from his team to walk onto the playing field. Toure’s obsession with this pregame ritual runs so deep that he once missed the start of the second half of a Champions League game while waiting for a teammate to precede him.”(Barrabi). IV. Conclusion: To wrap it up, rituals are important because they give us a sense of security or confidence helps us gain a greater understanding of how rituals influence our
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