Lesson 31: El fútbol


  • Students will be able to describe the cultural significance of soccer.
  • Students will compare and contrast the World Cup competition with the Olympics.
  • Using soccer as a model, students will be able to discuss their favorite sports.

Web-Based Resources:

El fútbol

Below are several videos of portions of soccer games with commentary in Spanish.


Landon Donovan – Interview via Univisión


Landon Donovan – About the Olympics & eliminatorias


In the locker room with Landon Donovan (includes phrases no me importa and me encanta


México vs. USA friendly 1st half


Copa de oro final México vs. USA highlights/summary



Below are several videos of soccor stars performing cool tricks.


A show of skill (along with some music).


Amazing skill and ball control demonstrated by three of the most rennowned soccor players in our recent times.

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