Football and chess are at first glance not very common. It is rare to hear of a football player who likes to play chess, or a chess player who likes kicking ball. But there are more similarities than many people might think, and the fact is that chess can be a great help for football players to understand their own game better.
Football players and chess
Perhaps there is no natural link between the two sports. One is the world's largest team sport and the other is one of the world's oldest board game. The links which it has been reported is also more comedic than helpful. One example was reported by https://www.svt.se a couple of years ago. The two Norwegian football players Martin Ödeegaard and Mats Moller dahlia posted a picture on Instagram showing the two play a game of chess. However was something very wrong with the picture, which country the art and also the world chess, Magnus Carlsen, was quick to point out. Not only are the king and queen standing in the wrong place. The entire board was turned 90 degrees in the wrong direction.
Whether Ödeegaard and dahlia has continued to play after the event is unsaid. Ödeegaard play today in La Liga club Real Sociedad, while dahlia play in German St.. Pauli. According stain and news report from https://extra.bet365.com/news/sv is the odds 4.00 for Real Sociedad ends among the top 4 best in the league. To succeed, it had one idea was to take a closer look at a chess board. Continue reading »