"When good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don't give a damn which team or country performs it." - Eduardo Galeano
"Our country has been through difficult experiences in terms of unity. Sport - football in particular - has the power to help that. It is a special feeling." -- Gareth Southgate
"Keep working even when no one is watching." - Alex Morgan
"God gives gifts to everyone, some can write, some can dance. He gave me the skill to play football and I am making the most of it." - Ronaldinho
"In football, the worst blindness is only seeing the ball." - Nelson Rodrigues
"If you're attacking, you don't get as tired as when you're chasing." - Kyle Rote, Jr.
"It seems that soccer tournaments create those relationships: people gathered together in pubs and living rooms, a whole country suddenly caring about the same event." - Simon Kuper
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that."
- Bill Shankly
"Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God's. The sixth day is for football." - Anthony Burgess