Sport: September to May

On Saturday last week some 5,000,000 Englishmen were playing soccer. Almost 1,000,000 more were watching their favorite professional teams perform. For most of the week, nearly half the population of England, hoping to forecast the results of Saturday's big-league matches, had been nibbling pencils, marking numerals and crosses on little printed slips. Saturday night, three out of four Englishmen were gathered around radios to hear the results of the games. For soccer is the most popular sport in England.

Although soccer, more formally known as Association Football, is the progenitor of U. S. football, as a national sport it is more like...

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