Learn More About Soccer

Resources To Educate, Entertain, Inform And Inspire

Whether you’re a casual fan who would like to learn more, a tourist who wants to go to a game, or an enthusiast who plans trips around football, Groundhopper Guides is your ultimate resource for appreciating and experiencing soccer in the UK and Europe.

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We believe that sports isn’t just about watching a game — although that can be tons of fun. We think it’s really about connecting with people and communities, expanding your horizons, and just maybe experiencing a moment that they’ll talk about for generations.

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As it is the true sport of the world, the history of soccer (football) is immense, complicated, and rather all-encompassing. We provide some background on the foundation of the game and important events that have occurred.

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The structure of world soccer is complex and multi-layered. We introduce you to the leagues and competitions, explain promotion and relegation, and provide context to the "hardware" and titles the clubs are playing for.

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How to Watch

When you can't go to the games in person, but don't want to miss a minute of the action. We have the best tips on how to watch from home or while on the go.

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Suggested Reading & Viewing

Our favorite soccer-related books, films, and other media.

Women’s Football

Learn more about the women's game in the UK and Europe.

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