Soccer definitely has game. It’s played by more than 200 million people around the world, and it's the world's most-viewed sporting event. If you're in America, Canada, Ireland, or Australia, you probably call it soccer, and if you live in most other parts of the world, you call it football. (The term "soccer" is actually short for "Association Football," a sport using a spherical ball that's played by two teams with 11 people on each.) But no matter where you come from or what you call it, there's no denying soccer is a global phenomenon.

How did soccer become so popular? The game has been played in various forms for thousands of years—so, soccer has had plenty of time to make its way around the planet. Compared to other sports, it's also inexpensive to play. All you need is a team of friends, a round ball, and some space to kick it around. Easy to follow and action-packed, it’s a great spectator sport too. Imagine the excitement when the first World Cup took place in 1930!

Whether you're a casual player, a serious fan, or just interested in learning more about the game and its staying power, the following audiobooks capture what makes soccer such a sensation.

One Life
Alex Ferguson
Among the Thugs
The World Is a Ball
Inverting the Pyramid
The National Team (Updated and Expanded Edition)
Zonal Marking
Soccer For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Masters of Modern Soccer
The Damned Utd
The Passing Playbook